Monday, April 25, 2011

My First Visit to Niagara!

Saturday, April 23, 2011...

Fine weather... had rained the previous day, but the sun had come out... Spring finally showed its face...

A great day, for a much-awaited visit to the Niagara Falls...

Niagara is approximately 90 minutes drive from Brampton... we set out at approximately 11am... stopped for coffee along the way... I'll let the pictures do the talking... after all "A picture is worth a thousand words".

On the Way © Osama Sidat
Weather Called for an Ice-Cap! © Osama Sidat
Railway Along the Way © Osama Sidat

The town adjacent to Niagara Falls is a complete tourist town...

Around the Town © Osama Sidat
Standing with the REALLY TALL GUY! © Osama Sidat
Amusement Rides © Osama Sidat
This Sphere was Slippery AND Moving! © Osama Sidat

Finally reached the sight I was waiting for... the Fall itself!

The US side of Niagara Falls © Osama Sidat
Trying to grab a shot © Osama Sidat
The Canadian side of Niagara Falls, also known as Horseshoe Falls © Osama Sidat
Rock Amongst the Fall © Osama Sidat
Niagara Falls - The US Side © Osama Sidat
The rocks viewed from a different angle © Osama Sidat
Me, and the Railing with the "Danger" sign! © Osama Sidat
Missed Sir Faisal when posing for the above shot!

After taking in the external view of the Falls... we went up close... the Journey Behind the Falls... an adventure which took us approximately 38m below the upper surface of the waterfall... Right beside it, and behind it...

Outfitted with Yellow Bags! For water protection! © Osama Sidat
A View through the mist... © Osama Sidat
This is what it looks like up close © Osama Sidat
Protection for Myself, and My Camera! © Osama Sidat
In the Tunnels © Osama Sidat
Even though we had almost 150ft of solid rock above us, it was still cold to the touch, due to the water...

The upper part of the Horseshoe Falls... © Osama Sidat
Just before it Falls... © Osama Sidat
A Photo of the Photographer! © Osama Sidat

After our excursion at the waterfall, we made our way to Niagara-on-the-Lake...

Along the Way... © Osama Sidat
Niagara-on-the-Lake © Osama Sidat
Taking a rest © Osama Sidat
My initials scratched in a tree trunk... Lets see if it's still there when I go back! © Osama Sidat

Dusk Approaching © Osama Sidat
As dusk approached... we started to make our way back home... Stopped for a delicious barbeque dress along the way... Nan, Chicken Tikka, Lamb Chops and Bihari & Seekh Kababs... Yummm!

Overall, an excellent weekend... And a great outing... my first picnic in Canada! A totally fun-filled time...

Spent Sunday doing what I do best... lazing off and editing and compiling the photos... more of which can be found here...

Enjoy the photos!

Until next time...

1 comment:

  1. the funniest thing about Niagra is that when you're on the Candian side, you can see the factories dumping their pollutants in to the river above it. Kind of an anti-climax to one of my fave places on Earth :P