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    The Moon from a few days back...

    First Big moon of 2014 - DSC00982

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    I really like this one, Matter of fact I think I see lights on the surface like there is life there...

    You think Alice Crandon set up house keeping on it?
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    So another Family Day (Engineered stat Holiday by the current government to stay elected) passed on Monday.

    We went to the Falls again because of a real good deal for an overnight stay..

    Couple shots of the falls and I had a casual stroll in an abandoned neighbourhood close to the Niagara Falls bus station. Daughter was taking the bus from school in Toronto and the rest of the family was not interested for a walk in the lovely -12C weather.

    Even in an abandoned neighbourhood you get at at least a few.. "How's it going Eh" from people walking buy.

    What struck me (and I would have taken a picture if not for the fear of being shot) is that the Whirlpool bridge from Niagara Canada to Niagara US now has 15' steel wall erected in about 40m of each side.. Topped with razor wire... I can imagine a Stalag like view at night when a train passed over with opening doors, search light and armer guards visible in the shadows..

    There was a hell of a lot of ice at the base.

    Still no ETA on a visit down to nica yet.. Things slide - Other things pop up and the price of tickets has become downright NASTY lately..

    Anyways..

    Abandoned Niagara - DSC06760

    Post office from Mid 1800's to the 1950's - Then Police station until 1978 - Has been empty for many years.
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    Abandoned Niagara - Empire Building - DSC06751

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    Abandoned Niagara - Empire Building - DSC06762

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    US Falls - DSC06820

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    This one actually folds out to 7,000 pixels by 2,000 when you click down..

    Niagara - Ice - Pano - DSC06824

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    Interesting.. I looked for images of the gate and found out it is the Michigan Central Rail bridge that has the gates.. It has been closed with no tracks for a few years now and I could have walked up and looked around all I like.. Next time..
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    Nice set Bill, Do they have any tours or anything like that for the tesla turbine generator tunnels(I saw a program about it awhile back)? nice to explore with out the crowds in the summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill_bly_ca View Post
    What struck me (and I would have taken a picture if not for the fear of being shot) is that the Whirlpool bridge from Niagara Canada to Niagara US now has 15' steel wall erected in about 40m of each side.. Topped with razor wire... I can imagine a Stalag like view at night when a train passed over with opening doors, search light and armer guards visible in the shadows..
    It's not so much that Americans have become more fascist recently. It's more a case of the country temporarily being run by silly stupid people. A short ways downstream from the Falls it's an easy crossing by boat.

    My little Nica woman & I enjoyed the Falls immensely this last summer. Took the boat right up to the Canadian Falls and traipsed all over the gringo side. Got tons of snaps somewhere & videos of us in mist & roar saying inane greetings to the fam back in tropical Leon.
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    @Richit - That would be Sir Adam Beck.. New turbines spooled up last year after new tunnel was bored from above the falls.. I would like to go but it is too geeky for the family.. Beck

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    @bill I guess I am thinking of the old power plant
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZLEjRW2k-s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richit View Post
    @bill I guess I am thinking of the old power plant
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZLEjRW2k-s

    Ahh...

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    Most of the station's underground components remain in place, though work performed by Kiewit Sons Co. in 2006 to prepare the building for transfer to the Niagara Parks Commission has sealed the majority of their access points, including the inlets of the Nos. 1 and 2 Distributor conduits. The powerhouse itself has been completely cleared of its turbines and control equipment, leaving it a dusty, empty space. The photos linked on this page are among the last records of what the plant's structures looked like before being sealed or renovated.



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