Tag: spectacle

    Niagara Falls: Mother Nature at close range is not just for honeymooners video

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    From Stuff (New Zealand):

    With all the rules in life – chew with your mouth closed, don’t talk to strangers, look both ways before you cross the street – there’s another that should probably be added to the list: don’t propose to your girlfriend while 170 million litres of water a minute is hurtling over a 52m precipice next to you.

    I can see why the young German backpacker thought it might be a good idea: get down on bended knee as the catamaran approaches Niagara’s Horseshoe Falls and his beloved will be so overawed by the majesty of the spectacle, she’ll have to say yes.

    But when you get this close to one of the seven natural wonders of the world, it’s a little like being in the spin cycle of a washing machine.

    Six spectacular Canadian moments

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    From the Sunday Times (UK):

    Niagara Falls, Ontario

    Go here: The king of Canadian spectacles, Niagara is a terrifying spectacle. (It’s actually not one but three falls, clustered around the Niagara Gorge; the two smaller cataracts are in the US, but the biggest, Horseshoe, is in Canada, and a roaring giant, 900m wide.)

    Wallenda isn’t alone on a tightrope in the Falls

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    From the Buffalo News:

    Canadian officials this month gave the final green-light to Nik Wallenda’s plan to wire-walk above Niagara Falls—and to turn the region into a worldwide media spectacle this summer.

    Now, Wallenda and officials on both sides of the border must work to make the grand event happen, and that means figuring out plenty of details before the dawn of summer.

    “All parties involved are going to have to come to the table collectively,” said John Percy, president and chief executive of the Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp.

    Spectacle at the Falls

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    From 50plus.com:

    It’s the season for winter wonderlands, and Niagara Falls delivers its own unique twist with its annual CAA Winter Festival of Lights. It’s not a small undertaking — over one million visitors come each year, injecting enthusiasm and much-needed tourism dollars into the area. Here’s what there is to see.

    Niagara Falls, Part 4: The Falls At Night, Plus Bluecrest Bed & Breakfast

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    Someone with their own blog has posted about a recent trip to Niagara Falls (including pictures):

    The people who manage the Niagara Falls area do a magnificent job of playing up the natural beauty of the area. This is especially true at night, when the falls are lit up in a dazzling array of colors.

    At first, when Holly mentioned that the falls were lit at night, I was a bit skeptical. Again, I’m one who appreciates natural, unspoiled beauty; I suppose you could call me a minimalist. As the sun began to set, and we made our way over to dinner, I saw the first bit of lighting, and realized that, when done properly, a human addition to a natural spectacle could actually work out wel

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