"Water below and above ....." Niagara Falls by nighthawk

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We visited the falls on my second Canadian day.
It was snowing and the wind was blowing but hey! we Dutchies can take it!

The falls were covered in mist and the clouds were low but later on the weather improved some so parting from it took some time for we kept seeing something that we had to photograph.

Some facts:
The Niagara river is about 58 kilometers / 36 miles in length and is the natural outlet from Lake Erie into Lake Ontario.
At the American falls the water plunges from 21 to 34 metres (70 - 110 ft.) to a talus slope at the base of the falls.
The Canadian Horseshoe Falls, for the most part, falls 54 metres (176 ft) into the Maid of the Mist pool.
The Niagara Gorge extends from the falls for 11 kilometres (7 miles) downstream to the foot of the escarpment at Queenstown.
More than 168.000 cubic metres (6 million cubic ft) of water go over the crestline every minute during peak daytime hours.

A site I found with info on it --> http://198.172.138.236/nexres/city_content/citycontent_show.cgi?src=10001150&ses=2eb1ebdb87e80b75764c3fd4482387db55120&id=10267

This photograph I did not take myself cause we never saw that maid! I guess the maid doesn t like the cold that much ...

Another url I wanna put here....for paper archives always seem to disappear ---> http://discoverniagara.com/discover/

Note: Niagara Parks Commission offers the Discovery Pass for $26.50 (Canadian) (about $18.20 US) for adults and $13.50 (Canadian) (about $9.25 US) for children 6-12. Children under 5 are free. This pass allows admission to: Journey Behind the Falls; The Butterfly Conservatory; Niagara Spanish Aero Car; Great Gorge Adventure; Mackenzie heritage Printery; Fort Erie; Laura Secord House; McFarland House and all day transportation on the People Mover Bus system. Available at park information booth and at all of the above attractions.

Info from --> http://198.172.138.236/nexres/city_content/citycontent_show.cgi?id=10267&type=attractions&src=10001150&ses=2eb1ebdb87e80b75764c3fd4482387db55120

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Very photogenic
  • Cons:Only better not go in November or December ;-)
  • In a nutshell:Gotta get back there one day!
  • Last visit to Niagara Falls: Nov 2002
  • Intro Updated Feb 27, 2005
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