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Bizarro Niagara Falls

Here is how Niagara Falls would look if the American Falls was on the Canadian side. This amateur film was shot around 1947/48 from Canada. The film was put in backwards which makes the falls look a little odd.

American Falls Backwards

More Faces of the Floral Clock

Also see: The Many Faces Of The Niagara Floral Clock
Niagara Floral Clock
Niagara Falls Floral Clock
Floral Clock in Niagra Falls
Floral Clock in Nigara Falls Ontario
Niagara Parks Floral Clock

Fort Erie Photos

Here is a nice collection of Fort Erie photos I stumbled upon today. Take a look.
Trish’s Photos of Fort Erie

Not the Maid of the Mist

This photo has been sent by Candice from New York State with the comment “Now that we know where the Maid of the Mist is not, where the hell is it”?
Funny Niagara Falls Sign

If you have found a funny sign in the Niagara Region, email it to admin@niagarablog.com and it just might end up on here.

Also see: Marineland Sign & Modern Cleaners

Current Prudhommes Landing Photos

A user on Flickr.com has placed some current photos of Prudhomme’s Landing, most recently known as Wet and Wild. The park was closed without notice about 10 years ago.

Also see: Tivoli Miniature World

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Modern Cleaners Not So Modern

Here are a couple photos sent to us by Curtis of Thorold. He said that he found this place, on Glenridge Avenue in St. Catharines, to be “not very modern at all”.
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If you have found a funny sign in the Niagara Region, email it to admin@niagarablog.com and it just might end up on here.

Also see: Marineland Sign in Niagara Falls

Local Canadian Troops

Some photos of the Lincoln and Welland Regiment put to music.

The Ducks of Dufferin Islands

Some photos of the hundreds of ducks littering Dufferin Islands Nature Area in Niagara Falls.
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2007 Santa Clause Parade Photos

I have been meaning to post some pictures of this year’s St.Catharines santa clause parade for over a month now. Here are 4 of them and I should have more up soon.
2007 Christmas Santa Clause Parade
2007 Christmas Santa Clause Parade
2007 Christmas Santa Clause Parade
2007 Christmas Santa Clause Parade

Niagara Parks Greenhouse Photos

This attraction is visited by over 420,000 people on an annual basis and is located on the Niagara Parkway just 500 metres south of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls.
Niagara Greenhouse Inside
Niagara Parks Greenhouse
Free Greenhouse in Niagara
From a distance, this statue of a young boy in front of the greenhouse appears to be wearing high heels.
Niagara Falls Greenhouse Statue
Statue at Greenhouse in Niagara Falls

The Many Faces Of The Niagara Floral Clock

According to the Niagara Parks Commission, the face of the Floral Clock is changed twice per year. Here are 14 different images of the Floral Clock face.
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Floral Clock In Niagara Falls
Floral Clock In Niagara Falls
Floral Clock In Niagara Falls
Floral Clock In Niagara Falls
Floral Clock In Niagara Falls
Floral Clock In Niagara Falls
Floral Clock In Niagara Falls
Floral Clock In Niagara Falls
Floral Clock In Niagara Falls
Floral Clock In Niagara Falls
Floral Clock In Niagara Falls
Floral Clock In Niagara Falls
Floral Clock In Niagara Falls

A Cloudy Day Down By The Falls

I took these photos on one of my many outings down in the tourist district by Niagara Falls. It was a cloudy wet day in the summer of 2005. I just recently found them on a disc and I thought I would share them with you.
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This next one is of a girl and her mother receiving a traffic violation. Please excuse the poor focus.
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Marilyn Monroe 1952 At Niagara Falls

Marilyn Monroe At Niagara Falls

Chuck And Larry Scene At Niagara Falls

If you have seen the movie Chuck and Larry, you would remember the part when they come to Niagara Falls to get married. As Chuck and Larry ride around in the cab, you can see stock footage of local businesses pass by. Most of the business names where changed, photoshopped if you will, to names of Wedding Chapels. While watching the video below, see if you can guess what they really are and place your answer in the comments.

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Giant Snow Castle In Welland

Two students spend the entire night building a giant snow castle on their First Avenue lawn.
Huge Snow Castle In Welland OntarioStudents build castle out of snow on first avenue in Welland Ontario

Imp On Exterior Of Former Lincoln County Registry Office

Have you ever noticed the little Imp along the roof line of the Old Lincoln County Registry Office in St. Catharines?

Lincoln Imp in St. Catharines Ontario

The story starts in the 14th Century with Satan sending 2 imps to the Lincoln Cathedral in England to cause trouble. The Imps started by smashing up tables and chairs and destroying the Angel Choir. One of the imps was brave and started throwing rocks at an angel but the other imp cowered under the broken tables and chairs. The angel turned the first imp to stone and this gave the second imp a chance to escape. The first Imp still sits high above the Cathedral while the second Imp was never found. There are several versions to the story and no one will ever know what really happened.

Local architects Arthur Nicholson and Robert Macbeth decided to include a similar Imp in the buildings design.

Welland House Hotel Under Renovations

Once known as the Welland House Hotel, this building on the corner of Ontario and King Streets in St. Catharines was built in 1853. It opened in 1856 and has had visits by Mrs. Abraham Lincoln and Mrs. Robert E. Lee.

“The city was a real destination for many famous Americans.” says museum volunteer Linda Kurki in a recent newspaper interview.

Unlike now, when Canadians flock south to escape the winter cold, Americans would come north to get away from the summer heat.

The Welland House Hotel went bankrupt in 1993 and became the Downtown Student Residence in 1994.

I took this photo last Sunday when painters were on scaffolds finishing the exterior of the building.
Downtown Student Residence

Old Fort Erie From Space

Here is a satellite photo of the Old Fort Erie in the city of Fort Erie. The way the roads go, it looks like a person with a tear running down the face.

Old Fort Erie From Space

Blue Ghost Tunnel Part 2

Part 2 of a collection about the Merritton Train Tunnel that runs under the 3rd Welland Canal. Look forward to more newspaper clippings, photos and videos from what is now known as, The Blue Ghost Tunnel.

Here are some old photos of the Blue Ghost Tunnel being built and a video of the construction along the Welland Canal.

Blue Ghost Tunnel being built

Also see: Part 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

A Christmas Story Shot At Local School

Scene from the movie
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As it looks today from roughly the same spot
Victoria School on Niagara Street in St.Catharines
I know the above photo is a bad one, it was taken from a moving car. Notice the new street that goes through the playground area.

The Victoria School which sits on Niagara Street in St.Catharines has been abandoned for many years. During recent renovations, movie fan Tyler Schwartz found the blackboard in a dumpster at the school. The chalkboard is the latest addition to a museum in Cleveland dedicated to the 1983 film.
School scene from A Christmas Story
A Christmas Story