Travel Theme: Mystical Niagara Falls

I see Canada as a country torn between a very northern, rather extraordinary, mystical spirit … ” – Robertson Davies

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This is my response to the weekly travel theme from Ailsa from Where’s my backpack. To check out more awesome mystical photos click here.

Full Moon Fireworks on Canada Day | By DP Photography

My good friend DP is at it again, if you remember I posted his photos a few weeks ago of the Transit of Venus (he doesn’t disappoint). Last night he spent the night photographing the Canada Day fireworks over Niagara Falls, Canada, and he did a mighty awesome job. These photos  have not been edited by me, I did however add the copyright and his initials. He does deserve the credit. I’m very proud of you DP.

So many Canadians in the streets watching the festivities over one of the most beautiful, natural settings our earth has to offer.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Two Subjects #1

Weekly Photo Challenge: Two Subjects

One of my favourite hang-outs when I go back to Canada is the Fallsview Casino. They have great clubs,  a little gambling and awesome golden bathrooms.

A rather difficult challenge this week. Hope this captures this weeks theme.

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The Illumination of Niagara Falls

One hundred and fifty-two years ago the Falls of Niagara became a chorus of coloured light. It would take another twenty-four years before permanent arrangements could be made to illuminate the Falls, nightly.

Fast forward one hundred and twenty-eight years for my turn to digitally alter Niagara’s colours with a single touch of my finger.

I lit up one of the worlds most popular attractions, Niagara Falls.

This season the crowds of visitors were not confined to the daytime, but a most interesting feature of the mid-summer months was the illumination of the falls by searchlights on a scale never before attempted. The effect of all this lavish display of electrical light upon the falls each night was a new revelation of beauty which was very highly appreciated by citizens and visitors alike.” Niagara Parks Superintendent James Wilson, 1901.

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A Falls View in Winter

Niagara Falls

Leisure is a form of silence, not noiselessness. It is the silence of contemplation such as occurs when we let our minds rest on a rosebud, a child at play, a Divine mystery, or a waterfall.

~ Fulton J. Sheen

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How Far Will You Go To Get The Ultimate Shot?

How far will you go to get the ultimate shot? A 19-year-old Japanese student fell 54 meters into the base of Niagara Falls. Continue reading