Yesterday, we luxuriated in the triumph of Quebec City’s most elegant metric waterfall so today we should take a moment to celebrate Niagara Falls, NY. Because someone should.
As a platinum member I was given free tickets to the top of Skylon Tower. I would have preferred drink tickets because I’m a lush but a view of the falls was nice too.
On one of my first visits to Niagara Falls my family stayed here when it was called Hotel Niagara. I think. Today, after several attempts at becoming something it is just an empty building with signs promising dreams that won’t come true. I don’t remember anything about the room but I do remember making my mother drop mail into the mail chutes so I could see it fall.
Sabu wanted to see a movie and suggested we see Vice. I thought it was going to be a movie about substance abuse and other forms of Episcopalian elegance. I was wrong. Vice is about Dick Cheney. He may be an Episcopalian but he is far from elegant. This is the neon outside of Karen Huger’s favorite multiplex where every beverage is sold as a big gulp.
They say that Niagara Falls, Ontario is the happiest place on earth. They don’t say that about Niagara Falls, NY. I don’t remember which camera or film I used for this photo but I do remember how amazing it was to walk along the edge of the gorge towards the Schoellkopf Power Station
I’m pretty sure I am on at least 13 watch lists because I took this photo.
Robert Moses hated Niagara Falls, NY and punished the city with this awful parkway that did nothing but seperate the city from the falls. The city has slowly replaced it with an elegant greenway and a two lane road.
I prefer it when my power plants don’t fall into the gorge but in the case of the Schoellkopf Power