Niagara Falls

Published on December 15th, 2009

NS-00082 Horseshoe Falls from Skylon Tower, Niagara Falls, OntarioSo I was at Niagara Falls over the weekend. What a wondrous place to visit! The last time I was at Niagara Falls was many years ago when I was a kid.

Well what a shocker I got! The one thing that I remember at Table Rock was that it was just a flat, bare area for one to view the falls from. The Skylon Tower and the Minolta Tower was pretty much all that could be seen from Table Rock. Well recently within the last few years, casinos, hotels etc have been built right at the edge of the gorge. Mostly for the viewing pleasure of these businesses patrons. Is there any other reason? Oh I got one, the almighty dollar!

These new changes to Niagara’s skyline has changed the way the winds are carried through the area. The buildings now act like a wind tunnel instead of carrying the mist straight up it mostly carries the mist towards the Canadian side of the gorge soaking the sidewalks and roads in water pretty much 24/7. In the winter that means lots and lots of ice buildup on pedestrian and traffic surfaces. This has changed the view of Niagara for a long time to come. Other than the problems Niagara Falls is still a beautiful natural wonder to behold. The night lights on the falls are beautiful and something to see for yourself.

So what do you think of Niagara? Has the buildings changed Niagara’s skyline for the better or for the worse?
BD-01077 Niagara Falls Skyline

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