|Mount Royal Cross|
|Saint Josephs Oratory|
|The Olympic Stadium|
|Elizabeth and Francisco|
|Japanese garden of light|
We parted with Francisco and hopped on a bus for a 12 hour trip to Niagara Falls. This was a last minute decision as we had been umm-ing and aah-ing about Niagara for a while. Problem was that everyone was telling us that Niagara was not worth the trip if you had already seen Iguazu and Victoria Falls, which we had. In the end we decided we could not be this close and not see it so we set aside a single day to visit. We were so glad we did. No, it did not compare to Iguazu but it was different and equally amazing in its own ways.
|The horseshoe falls from the Canadian side|
|Journey behind the falls|
|from The Maid of the Mist|
|Niagara the town|
So how do the three top waterfalls in the world compare? Well, if you could only see one of them it would have to be Iguazu in my opinion, but they all are amazing in their own way.
If the waterfalls could speak I think this is what they would say...
'I am Iguazu Falls. I am mysterious and deep in the jungle. To get to me you have to travel by truck through Jurassic-like forest with big spiders and insects, over Indiana Jones type bridges until you come across the magnificent depth and breadth of me. I am a forest of waterfalls, gaze in awe.'
'I am Victoria Falls. I come as I am, I am all natural. Just a simple path to see me, wide and deep, plunge 100m and fill the sky with a cloud of water. I will soak you from beneath and above. I am the smoke that thunders, hear me roar.'
'I am Niagara Falls. You can see me all at once, majestic and symmetrical. You can see me from behind, you can see me up close with your engines running while I try to push you away. You can see me in lights and underneath fireworks. My town is a wonderland and I am like Disneyland, come and have fun.
|Niagara is the only place we have seen a black one|
|Autumn is here|
First video is from the Maid of the Mist boat in the thick of it.
Second video is the falls up close.