As an extra for my blog followers and readers who join the discussion of BLOOD AND KISSES at http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1425901-august-wii-read–blood-and-kisses-by-karin-shah
I am sharing some insights into the world of BLOOD AND KISSES, the setting, the characters origins, the world, etc.
Today we visit “High Falls.”
Gideon’s bar is tucked in next to the falls and an escape tunnel opens into the Genessee gorge. The bar and tunnel are products of my imagination, but the falls, and the bridge where Thalia first shows Gideon her evidence, are very real.
High Falls is a beautiful and historic waterfall in Rochester, NY. Laser shows and a visitors’ center draw people there. It’s a lovely place to enjoy on a warm summer night after a baseball game at nearby Pioneer field.
The bridge which fords the Genessee gorge, is called the Pont de Renne and there are benches and viewing places, just as I described. I love to sit there and imagine Thalia and Gideon walking down the bridge. For more:
Other sights visible from the brige include the North American Brewing company, which opened in 1878 as the Genesee Brewing company and is located on the East side of the gorge. For more on the Genesee Brewing company:
For more on the North American Brewing company: http://nabreweries.com/about
Another point of interest is that High Falls was the site of daredevil Sam Patch’s last jump.
Sam had survived jumping into Niagara Falls (about an hour and half away) and he survived two earlier jumps into High Falls, but a third jump took his life. For more n Sam Patch. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Patch
I hope you enjoyed this extra about High Falls!