Saturday, 15 October 2016

Niagara Falls

It's been yet again, another long while since I last posted on here. I've been pretty busy, and Fall Break is this weekend so I thought I'd finally sit down and actually try and post some of the photos I've taken lately. Before crossing the border into America, Mum, Chris and I visited Niagara Falls. Honestly, I never thought that I would be able to see somewhere like this. It's just one of those places that you hear about and then never really think about. It felt so surreal to be there, surrounded by thousands of other tourists, staring at this insane amount of water tumbling down a cliff face. 

Perhaps one of the weirdest parts was the sheer amount of large hotel chains that rose up on both the Canadian and American side of the river. It just looked so strange to have this massive force of nature and then loads of towering apartment blocks. If I'm honest, I think I'm still confused by the obsession of tall buildings on this continent. Even Ann Arbor has some tall buildings that would be so out of place in a smaller city equivalent in the UK. 

Besides that, it was also so busy! There were often queues for the attractions as well as mad amounts of any kind of touristy souvenirs that you could dream of. All of the transport around the site was easy to understand though, and it never really felt like there was too many people. The best experience by far was taking a little cable car across the Whirlpool, which meant being able to look down below to see the foaming waters of the river. The colours of the water were fantastic, and the view was great. 

That's all for now, I hope you like the pictures!

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