Niagara Falls, Ontario

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On Saturday, after attending the Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa, we headed to Toronto. We dropped off the bags at the hotel and went to Ontario Place, where Soundgarden was kicking off its reunion tour.

The crowd was interesting. A lot of concerts gather people of all ages—Green Day for instance, with fans of the Basket Case era (1994) and a younger crowd from the American Idiot era (2004). But here, our generation dominated. It was clearly a crowd of people who grew up in the 1990s.

I didn’t bother taking my camera considering we were searched at the entrance. Plus the crowd was a bit rowdy despite smoking copious amounts of marijuana. You could get high just breathing the air.

It was gorgeous on Sunday and we drove to Niagara Falls. It was my fourth visit there (last time was in the middle of the winter) and definitely a busy time of the year for the region.

The contrast between the tacky main strip and the beauty of the falls always amazes me.

You can see the complete Niagara Falls set on Flickr.

The Walk by the Falls

Lone Tree by the Falls

American Falls

View on the US Side

Towards the American Bridge

The Main Strip

Horseshoe Falls

My Little Rabbit Enjoying the View

Feng, Thirsty

House of Horrors

Horseshoe Falls

The Edge

The Edge

Funky Burger King

Vending Machines

Haunted House

The Eagles


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  1. Coincidentally, I just blogged about waterfall! 😀 But of course, none can beat the awesomeness of Niagara. Beautiful pictures! Powerful cascades! 🙂

    • Definitely the Canadian side (and no, not being patriotic!). There is the long walk along the falls, you get very close to the Hoerseshoes Falls.

  2. Vraiment des chutes magnifiques. J’avais un poster à côté de mon bureau ou je travaillais qui donnait une vue panoramique des chutes. Quand j’en avais marre de travailler je regardais ce poster et je m’en allais….

  3. “The contrast between the tacky main strip and the beauty of the falls always amazes me.”

    Same thing for me, it’s such a shame it wasn’t made a National Park a hundred years ago!

    • Yep! On the other side, only the main street is a bit tacky but it’s not totally out-of-hand. The surroundings are still very nice!

    • We stopped in Toronto… so from Ottawa to Toronto it is about a 4-5 hour drive and then another 60-90 to Niagara Falls. It’s not that far!

  4. Hi Zhu,

    I have never been to Niagara Falls but I think I need to go at least once in my lifetime :).
    True; natural wonder vs commercial eyesores is not an even battle. I guess that some people need to have their fill of stores and attractions.
    How darling your little rabbit is! And, it is always nice to have a glimpse of Feng!


    • I bought the little rabbit in Singapore earlier this year, for Chinese New Year. It’s been with me on my camera bag since then 😉

  5. i love that there are searches at the door but nobody finds the pot. and it is a general rule of mine if i can’t take my camera, i won’t go to the event…

    • I know! I used to have the same rule but I started to relax it, some places really don’t like DSRL but still allow small compact camera. Which is kind of stupid because my DSLR can’t record but most point-and-shoot can. Go figure!

  6. Thanks for stopping by the picklebump site. No concerts since Peter Gabriel. I’m sorry I haven’t gotten over here sooner, but I was down with pneumonia!

    Love the shots of Niagra Falls. Its a place I’ve always wanted to visit!

  7. Yay! Niagara Falls! I love the tacky and not-tacky parts of it. What I don’t like though are the prices of some of the restaurants and attractions-Ouch!

    Did you go to Nightmares Fear Factory?

    • We didn’t do any attractions ($$$!), we chose to “splurge” in Toronto instead. Plus it was really packed the Sunday we were here, I really didn’t want to lineup for ages. We just enjoyed the sights!

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