Graham on December 19th, 2014

Last night the family went for a brief drive along the Niagara Parkway to check out the Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights. It is the first time I’ve seen all of the lights at night. They look excellent. There are a lot more than there used to be.

One strange thing is related to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. There was some kind of promotion/sponsorship because of the movie, and you can get paper/plastic glasses to wear. When you put them on, the lights look like there are ninja turtles around them. Like this:

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I mentioned this to someone and wondered what this had to do with Christmas. The person said that the Disney displays didn’t really have anything to do with Christmas either. Very true.

Dufferin Islands has some new displays. I made a simple animated gif of one display that shows a bird taking off/flying.

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Along the hill/escarpment by the Skylon Tower, some lights have been put out that flash intermittently, so it looks like the hill is twinkling.

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Here are some other photos I took:

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Graham on December 19th, 2014

I’m a little late in posting this…

If you have been to Clifton Hill over the last couple of weeks, chances are you’ve noticed windows at a lot of the attractions and stores with photos on them. Probably my favourite is on Boston Pizza. The artist painted pizza slices to look like Christmas trees icon smile

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Graham on December 19th, 2014

From WPTZ Channel 5 in Plattsburgh:

New York has posted online more than 90 virtual tours of parks, campgrounds, attractions and other popular destinations.

Intended to make it easier for tourists to plan outings, the 360-degree, color, panoramic images also link to brief descriptions of the sites, highlights and contact information.

They range from Jones Beach on Long Island to Niagara Falls at the western edge of the state and Lake George in the Adirondacks.

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For the last couple of weeks the Niagara SkyWheel has been closed for some maintenance. It looks like it is reopening today.

Here are some photos of when they were doing the work…

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