Sunday, 22 June 2008

Someone Stole Las Vegas

and dumped it next to Niagara Falls. Or so it would seem.

Hubby and I decided a trip to Canada wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Falls, but crikey heck, we were in for a shock! We have both been before but things sure have changed. Admittedly, the last time I was there was about 25 years ago so some change was to be expected, but I really wasn't prepared to be greeted by a huge Planet Hollywood, at least three waxworks museums, a huge Sheraton hotel, two casinos, three Starbucks and various other shops and eateries. If you had plonked me down amid all the tackiness and asked me to guess exactly where I was I would probably have said Las Vegas or possibly Blackpool, but I never would have thought I was just a few hundred metres from one of the great natural wonders of the world!


PIE said...

wow, I haven't been there since the 90's, can't imagine what i would find...however, the Canadian side was always prettier and shocker there...was it still that way?

Safe travels home, will talk soon!

Justine said...

Dear Pie - that WAS the Canadian side! Goodness only knows what we might have found had we stopped on the American side to take in the view...