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    ‘Shadow Selfies’ bring life to vacant Niagara Falls storefronts

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    From WIVB Channel 4 in Buffalo:

    Niagara University students spent Wednesday morning decorating windows of vacant buildings in Niagara Falls.

    “So we’ve been working with about 4 or 5 people all morning just taping them up, trying to better the community make it more attractive,” said Jake Martineau, Niagara University student.

    Several life-size silhouettes or ‘shadow selfies’ can now be seen on vacant storefronts at the corner of Main and Third street.

    “I know overtime that a number of these have been shoe stores, restaurants, closed and shuttered since then. But the idea is hopefully it will spur people to say I’m going to take a chance, I’m going to invest in Niagara Falls,” said Michael Beam, Niagara University Castellani Art Museum Special Projects.

    New (human) sundial clock at Doubletree Niagara Falls

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    I recently heard that the Doubletree Niagara Falls has added a sundial to one of their green spaces. Apparently it is a one where you stand in the right spot and your shadow tells the time. here is the information:

    Sundials come in a wide range of different types, though by far one of the most interactive and fun is the Human Sundial which uses a person’s own shadow to show the correct time! DoubleTree Niagara Falls recently installed a Human Sun Dial Clock in it’s newly created green space with-in the city, on Fallsview Blvd. A great teaching tool for students and a curiosity teaser for young and old. DoubleTree Niagara Falls is a full service 224 room hotel located just two short blocks from the brink of the Falls, 400 yards to Fallsview Casino Resort.

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    I’ll definitely make time to check it out one day when I am on my walk.

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