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Niagara Falls [Feb. 25th, 2007|02:15 pm]

Yesterday night, we took a trip down to Niagara Falls. It's about an hour's drive from here, and we got to pass over Lake Ontario, and past the fires of the Steel works at Hamilton.

As we got close to the falls, we could see the clouds of mist, right about the same time as we saw the lights of the hotels, and the casino. We drove past tat shops, cheap buffet restaurants, and cheap hotels. When we got much closer, there was the casino, and the fancy hotels.

We headed down to by the falls, parked the car in a huge (but mostly empty) car park, and walked to the railings. From there, we could hear the roar of the falls, see both the US and the Canadian falls (the US ones were across the valley, and smaller). As we walked along to level with the falls (we were perhaps 3m from the edge of the falls at the closest), they changed the colours of the lights illuminating the falls.

Having watched the falls for a little bit (and the ice around them), we escaped from the town, and got some dinner from somewhere else. (There really is a lot of crap there!)

The photos are here (slideshow)