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#1 Art

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Posted 27 January 2020 - 10:49 PM

I spent the better part of last week in Niagara Falls.  Every January, I run a convention for boardgame enthusiasts.  This was my 16th year of doing it.  I always take one extra day to tour Niagara Falls, because I love the area.

One of the things I have noticed over the years is the City is making it harder and harder to like them!  Parking meters are almost everywhere.  Rates have gone up to $6 per half hour, up from $5 last year.

 

By the Falls, they have reduced the number of lanes to drive from 4 lanes to two and put up a huge barrier to keep you from stopping your car and walking over to the Falls. So, they are forcing you to PARK! 

Food prices are outrageous almost everywhere.  They tax everything and hotels are charging to park in their lots! I am really starting to dislike the people running the place.

 

This is a funky ice covered lamp near the edge of the Falls. We are having a mild winter so far, so the ice on the lamp isn't as dramatic as other years.

 

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The Falls, standing by the edge.

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A view of the Falls from further away with some of the ice on the railings showing. The temps hovered around freezing today.

 

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Two views of the building at the bottom of the gorge below the Falls.

 

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Posted 28 January 2020 - 02:00 AM

Wow... looks far to chilly for me Art.... well done.


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Posted 28 January 2020 - 09:47 AM

lot of good shots there.  To darn cold for me.


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Posted 28 January 2020 - 01:40 PM

I spent the better part of last week in Niagara Falls.  Every January, I run a convention for boardgame enthusiasts.  This was my 16th year of doing it.  I always take one extra day to tour Niagara Falls, because I love the area.

 

 

 

Aha!  I wondered why you always seem to post something about Niagara Falls at this time of year.  Now I know.  ;)

 

Nice series.  :)


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Posted 28 January 2020 - 10:55 PM

 

Aha!  I wondered why you always seem to post something about Niagara Falls at this time of year.  Now I know.  ;)

 

Nice series.  :)

 

Thanks, Mark.

 

Oh yes.  Done by design.  In winter, Niagara Falls is dead.  So, hotel rates, convention rooms etc are cheap and the hotels want you.  So.... winter it is. Things have changed over the years, the Casinos have made things a little more challenging, but by and large, it is still a good idea.


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Posted 28 January 2020 - 10:57 PM

Peter and Dennis,

 

Niagara Falls was balmy compared to some years. If it is below zero and there is a biting wind, it is brutal!  Otherwise, just cold.  I would call this a balmy winter by comparison to some years.  I really is beautiful.  I am no fan of the cold, much less ice and snow.  The mist from the Falls makes the area magical when it is really brutally cold. Everything gets covered in ice. It is really something to experience.


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Posted 30 January 2020 - 05:19 AM

The 1st and last images are awesome.


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Posted 31 January 2020 - 12:53 PM

Excellent series, Art!

Those were the days... I mean, Wintery scenes!!! Seems we skipped Winter this year at this end of the pond.

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Posted 31 January 2020 - 06:37 PM

We have February to go still, Herman. February is reliably cold here. I am hoping we sail thru the month and actually have an early Spring! That would be wonderful!
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Posted 31 January 2020 - 06:37 PM

We have February to go still, Herman. February is reliably cold here. I am hoping we sail thru the month and actually have an early Spring! That would be wonderful!
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