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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Niagara Falls on a Gloomy Day.

Last week we decided to go to Niagara Falls on the American side....to do some shopping. The prices are great and even though we have the same exact retail stores in Toronto we still like to go over for a few days.
This photo I took standing on the Rainbow Bridge crossing over to the border in the car.....it was sort of stand still traffic, I would have thought there was no Holiday of any kind so why the traffic?......the reason was that it was Reading Week and everybody was taking a few days off to shop I guess.
American on the left side and Canadian on the right side.

 This is the American side........it was a cold, grey, gloomy and wet day so the mist was freezing as it was going into the air....that is why it looks so cloudy.

 This was the Canadian side...actually this is where all the action is. I'm not just saying that because I'm  Canadian but it has lots of streets filled with retail stores, restaurants, casinos and lots of hotels and motels and carnival like things..... so if you ever visit Niagara Falls you have to stay on the Canadian side. But most of all you get a better view and very close up to the Falls.

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  1. Saw a show some friends presented of their autumn tour of New England and Canada - it included the Falls - it doesn't tempt me really and I'm certainly not tempted by casinos and retail stores so think I'll give it a miss.

  2. You shouldn't say it doesn't tempt you if you have never been.....the view is amazing. I have friends from around the world and they are in awe when they see the Falls.....you don't have to see the casinos' it's just gorgeous the parks around for relaxing and picnicking. The area is huge so it takes a day to walk around there....and plus there is a small Village around there with lots of things to do and see. .....and it is the Niagara wine region if your interested in wines....lots to see there.
    Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Sounds inviting. I would love to visit some day.

  4. I also posted a view of the Falls....
    and yes, you can easily ignore the tacky side of NF. In fact, I went to Clifton Hill (on a photo hunt expedition) and it was the first time I had been there in at least 2 decades, yet I go to the Falls 7-8 times a year!

  5. I hate saying it, but the Canadian side IS more built up. Which is why stuff on the American side is a bit cheaper. I went to a chain store in NY, and about a third of the plates were from Ontario.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  6. Thanks for sharing your trip - great shots.I have never been to that part of the country .
    Thanks for stopping by and nice comment.
    Hope you are enjoying your week.

  7. I adore Niagra Falls...did you see the dancing mist maidens? I've never seen Niagra from the Canadian side...it is as lovely as what I remember from the American side.

  8. Haven't been there but would love to, someday!

    Nuggets of Wisdom
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team.

  9. Love Niagara Falls just so wished we could visit it this year. ^_^

    Visiting from Water World Wednesday

  10. We also visited Niagara falls last year from Canadian side bu it is a bit expensive. Amazing views of Horseshoe falls are the most memorable moments for us.