Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Taking the Falls on Victoria Day





Victoria Day celebrations along the great undefended border, 2012!


The fire works are always set off over the crashing water of Niagara Falls.

The tiny lights you see on the bottom left are on the American side.



I'm sure they wonder why we celebrate the birthday of a long dead Queen

 who, as far as I know,

never came here. 


But they've never asked

so we've never had to come up with an answer.


And who cares anyway.


It's our long week-end 

and it marks

the beginning of

SUMMER!






It wasn't a long display,

 (they don't want patrons away from the casino for too long),

 but it was one of the best I've ever seen.









This is part of the crowd walking back up Clifton Hill after the  display was over.








As you climb you will see many true Canadian artifacts

such as this fellow with his moving head and flashing red eyes.












Of course this is where Canadians go for fun, games, prizes and rides.

And if you'd like to join us, well pony up my friend!


We'll gladly take your American dollars, English pounds,

Euros, pesos, beaver pelts

 or whatever else you may have!












These guys work in a window

like some ladies in Amsterdam,


but this is Canada.


They are making fudge.








There is an open area at the top of  Clifton Hill.


Everyone in the world passes by.

It is a great place for people watching.


You can see the Casino tower at the top.








No I didn't go on it.

I'm sure you get a lovely view of the Falls

but I'm not one for heights.








And of course there are moose in Niagara Falls.

They don't usually wear their ceremonial red jackets,


but hey it's the Queen's birthday!




Hope you had a royally good long week-end!

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