Friday, September 16, 2011

Home From Niagara Falls

I've been at a work conference in Niagara Falls for the past two days.  We stayed at the Hilton, across the street from the the Fallsview Casino, appropriately named because of its proximity to the Falls.  This was the view from our room on the 26th floor:

You may not realize that there are actually 3 sets of falls here where Lake Erie drains into Lake Ontario by way of the Niagara River.  The most famous of the three is Horseshoe Falls, which looked like this first thing this morning, with the mist rising in the sun:
Horseshoe Falls
Across the U.S. border in Niagara Falls, New York lies the second set of falls, known as the American Falls:
American Falls
The smallest of the three is known as Bridal Veil Falls, situated to the right of the American Falls, on the other side of what is known as Luna Island and separated from the Horseshoe Falls by a piece of land known as Goat Island.  You can just see this set of falls on the right hand side of the above photo of mine but here's a better (night time) view, courtesy of Wikipedia:

Here's how the view looked at lunchtime yesterday, from the restaurant on the 32nd floor of our hotel:

Here's how the American Falls looked at night.

Whenever I could, I would take another look at that view.  It was pretty darned amazing.


Marcia DeCoster said...

I want to go right one and I want to stay at that hotel! Beautiful shots.

Cynthia of Cynful Creations said...

See the next day's post about our hotel room, Marcia - I'm sure you and Mark would love staying there!

Taylor schapiro said...

Wow those pictures are spectacular. Love them.