So this is what
it is all about: American Niagara Falls...
American cheeseburgers at the local Hard Rock Cafe: Ayhan, Karl,
Sami, Kaya, Paul
with visitor centre in front.
Falls go back about 3-4 centimetres every year. I am sure that there
are also measurements about the amount of water going over it. But
one can only try to comprehend by standing next to it and watching.
Truely an amazing sight! Try to be there in the early morning, when
only few people are around. Avoid the evening, when the Falls are
illuminated in horrible "disco"-colours. In the winter,
with ice and snow, it must be especially beautiful. The Falls are
never closed for maintenance so when you spend some time in New
York, Detroit or Toronto, I would recommend seeing the Falls.
In the background power station and rapids.
rip-off in Niagara Falls is this "Incline Railway" which
costs US$ 0.70. With no stairs next to it, one would have to walk
on the street about a mile and back to get from the hotels on the
hill to the Falls. It symbolizes two North American peculiarities:
Pedestrians have no power and every business opportunity is exploited.
and Canadian Niagara Falls, with an island inbetween. How to tell
them apart? American Falls have big rocks underneath, Canadian Falls
are horseshoe-shaped. Notice the cruise boats underneath the Falls.
whole rally crew assembled for a photo shoot.
of the Canadian Falls, in the background American Falls. The Niagara
connects Lake Erie with Lake Ontario.
Falls has developed into a big tourist resort with all kinds of
attractions. The Canadian side (left) seems to be more developed
than the American (right). This can be explained by the more liberal
Canadian approach to gambling and adult entertainment. Both sides
are connected by the Rainbow Bridge.
of July: The signing of the Declaration of Independence of the United
States of America - the beginning of the end of colonial America.
Celebrated every year with big fireworks. This one just outside
our hotel is actually Canadian (accounting for the many U.S. tourists).
Canada's Canada Day has actually just been on the First of July,
so if you like fireworks...