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A few from Niagara

I was in Toronto on business and had a half day to kill before heading home - so I took a quick visit to Niagara. For those who haven't been there, the falls are quite a spectacle, but they are not the remote and back-to-nature wonder of the world I thought they'd be since the wider "resort" is exactly that - a holiday resort complete with brash hotels, tourist rides, slot machines, night clubs etc. Quite sad really...


Niagara in colour by Paul Kaye, on Flickr


Niagara 5 by Paul Kaye, on Flickr


Niagara 2 by Paul Kaye, on Flickr

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Re: A few from Niagara

Very different photos Paul - great to see it with the snow and ice.

The "resort" area used to be tiny, but I was surprised to see how much it had grown on a recent visit. You wouldn't know it was there from your photos!

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Re: A few from Niagara

Nice set Paul

The last image is my favourite.
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Re: A few from Niagara

The last image is stunning
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Re: A few from Niagara

A bit different to when I was there in May 2005. Lovely images btw.
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So interesting to see with the snow Paul.
No2 for me - beautiful and shows the power.
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Re: A few from Niagara

Very nice set. The last one is my favourite.
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Re: A few from Niagara

3 fantastic photos. Love the 2nd. Went years ago in the summer but looks great this time of year.
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Re: A few from Niagara

The second one is awesome, IMHO. The encrusted building really sets up the scale of the falls.
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Re: A few from Niagara

Really nice shots - I've been there a few times but never in winter. The last time I was there I remember getting pretty wet while standing in the area on the second photo...

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Re: A few from Niagara

A nice set, the last is the stand out for me.

A bit of trivia, the Niagara Escarpment that the falls flow over extends up southern Ontario forming the eastern side of the Bruce Peninsula before disappearing into Lake Huron.
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Re: A few from Niagara

Yep last one for me too. Very different to when we visited a few years ago in the spring.
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Re: A few from Niagara

Stunning pictures, really different. #2 is great. Alas, #1 is not visible ("no longer available").
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Re: A few from Niagara

Thanks for all the complimentary comments. Regarding the first shot - I've recently switching to using a Lightroom plug-in to publish to Flickr and I inadvertently make a change to the first one so Lightroom "re-published" it for me, changing the URL in the process. Here is the new version for those who didn't see and whose curiosity demands it be shown!


Niagra Falls in Colour by Paul Kaye, on Flickr
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Re: A few from Niagara

Nice images: I've been several times, but only in spring or fall and it certainly takes on an entirely new aspect in the winter!

Presumably the Maid of the Mist doesn't run at this time of year? It is actually worth doing (for a cliché tourist activity) to see the falls from low down and close up, but anyone who wants to recreate the rest of the experience more cheaply can invite 100 Japanese friends to stand with them in their back garden dressed in blue plastic ponchos, and get their children to throw buckets of cold water over them

Nearby, Niagara on the Lake is a lovely town (you'll find only rich tourists there, plus theatre-goers during the Shaw festival), plus the Bruce Trail, cresting the Niagara escarpment for several hundred miles north out in to Lake Huron, is a fantastic long-distance walk.
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