Hello From Niagara Falls – A City of Lights and Magic
best ideas City of Lights and Magic Festival It had been an exciting day already: my helicopter ride with Niagara Helicopter had given me a close up helicopter view over Niagara Falls and my visit to the Niagara Falls Butterfly Conservatory had made for a perfect winter day out, in addition to my photo tour with airplanes. But more adventure was yet to come.
Appropriately strengthened from my very late lunch at “The Famous”, a 24-hour upscale diner at the Niagara Falls view Casino Resort, I was ready for my evening explorations. First on the menu was the Niagara Falls Winter Festival, a 24-hour outdoor skating extravaganza, free of charge, at the Horseshoe Falls inning House on the Canadian side of the border, the location of the world’s largest skating rink.
Insider Tips, Insider Info & Harbour Excursions
If you’ve never been to Niagara Falls, chances are you don’t know the first thing about it. But rest assured, the best way to get the most out of your visit is to go directly to the site via the expedited expedited passport application services, called Canadas Head. So I called up the caretaker on duty at the Horseshoe Fall siting house, and shortly after, I was back on the Icefields Parkway in Toronto with two other travelers, Charles Ng and Rielle Miller. We had another full day planned, and our first itinerary stretched from the Niagara Parkway in Toronto to the Niagara Parkway in Niagara Falls.
frontierland.ca existed in this very spot centuries ago, before the great flood that scarred both sides of the Great Falls. The flood waters damaged the bridge supporting the American Falls and also eroded much of the earth surrounding the falls. Today, the site has been restored to its original glory, giving visitors a chance to view the mighty waters of the Canadian Falls and the mighty edifice of the Niagara Gorge. (For more information: call 1-800-peiertraveller or visit frontierland.ca)
So we had a comfortable ride, and after just a brief stroll through the Visitors Center we returned to our cozy bed and breakfasts to prepare for our evening. We started with an absolutely delicious Dinner at the Fallsview Dining Room, featuring a great selection of 6-course meal variations, as well as an impressive wine list, with games, wine glasses and flowing cider. The Fall of Niagara foliage had been preserved, and for a spectacular view of the American and Niagara Falls, it was stunning.
We had a great dinner, and the conversation continued about the mighty falls, the wildlife that thrives around the Falls as well as the lumberjacks who were gone from the area for years, drawn by the great lumberbusters of the past. About a half hour into our evenings, we were joined by a “Colonial Tourist” who spent a full day following in the Footsteps of the Buffalo, exploring the area sightseeing.
To round out our exciting adventures we enjoyed a further explore of the Lumberjack Show, the World’s Lumberjack Show and the Mighty Macquee Show, a show that highlighted the strength and stamina of the Canadian Mounted Police, also a highlight of the day.Language was not a barrier, and our guides were helpful and friendly, and our vehicle, a Ford F-150, provided us with a great view of the Falls from the passenger seat.
We started early – the fatal silence of the Falls meant that only the insects lived in the area. We wandered across to the viewing area at the southern end of the falls, using the railroad ties to pull our chairs onto the viewing area. What we were seeing was the only glacier left in the world, and it was spectacular.
We took our time sitting and watching the magnificent glacier for just over an hour, and we were finally rewarded with the appearance of the thunderous noises that go with the presence of a live glacier. The first of these noises I was happy to hear, the Baikal calves breaking from the surface of the glacier, a few feet in front of us. But after that, it was the sound of the giant reverberations coming from below, the rolling of the glaciers up and down, and the silence that defined it all.
When I looked over at the two river valleys nearby, and especially at the Missouri River, I was overwhelmed by the majesty of this natural wonder, and I was moved to tears at the Basilica of Sacred Ways, considered one of the most beautiful in the world, dedicated to St. Joseph of Aquila, in the vicinity of the falls.
A Quick Guide to the Venice Film Festival
If you head to the city at the time of the Venice Film Festival then you are in for an absolute treat. This is one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world, and the atmosphere is buzzing during the event.
From Venice airport, boat rides are available to take you straight to your hotel, from where you can start to plan your experience of the festival. Here is a quick guide to help you to get up to date on what to expect.
A Prestigious Festival
Venice Film Festival is the oldest international film festival in the world. It was founded in 1932 by Count Giuseppe Volpi, and now takes place each year in August or September. It is known simply as ‘ filmmaking festivals’ and offers a prestigious venue for Italian and international film makers.
Location of the Festival
After catching a Venice airport boat taxi to your accommodation, you may want to then take another boat ride out to Lido – the island where the festival is held. Lido is 11 kilometres long, and it is easy to get there by boat. The festival is celebrated mostly in August, but there are other dates in September and October.
This is a prestigious island, and it is known all around the world for its pristine beaches, luxury hotels and fabulous restaurants.
Getting to the Festival
You can travel to Lido by boat from Venice airport. It takes around 30 minutes. The festival is held on the island when the boats unload at the side of the lagoon from the Augustinian mainland.
You can also take a short boat ride from Venice airport to feston! Don’t forget to book your Venice airport boat taxi ahead of time. Ride the water and get a true perspective of the city.
La Nucia is a quaint village full of history. Visiting it is like stepping back in time, with its cobbled streets, traditional gabled roofed houses and meandering canals.
In La Nucia, you will find the Plaza del Campo, which is an ideal place to watch the festival. Before the festival, you will find street vendors selling all sorts of arts and crafts, gifts and souvenirs.
The streets traffic is a bit of a party all year round. Each day, there are countless car races, car parades and motorbikes on the streets – at least 50,000 or more vehicles for the entire event.
beside the Piazza San Marco, one of the most festive and lively places in town, are the squares, many of which sell fruit, vegetables and flowers. The Piazza San Marco is the heart of the square – you can enjoy it as much as you like, but make sure you get back early because it is crowded.
The Venice Film Festival is known for its open air screenings and international programs, so make sure you watch one of the many presentations. It is tradition that the main bad guys are invited to the opening ceremony – and they must sit on the steps in front of the cinema.
From there, if you are reading this on the internet, you probably want to know what to expect, right? Well, the most important thing is to get to the cinema early to watch your favorite film.
The film itself isn’t difficult to appreciate – it’s just a preview. However, you might come away a bit disappointed because it was cut, or in many ways, shorted. In fact, the initial showing of the film is just a commercial after the commercial.
It’s only a preview, though it may not be the best film. That goes for the opening night – there is nothing else to it.
I have heart disease, by the way. I’m pretty sure that going to see a film is not the best way to reduce my risk. My doctor actually did not recommend a trip to the cinema. In fact, he or she did not recommend a trip to the cinema.
From the beginning, our entire approach to the cinema was colored by this medical condition. I’ve since written a couple of follow-up articles exploring the condition behind the broad strokes of The Da Vinci Code.
Cars were a much bigger attraction in Venice in the late 1400s than they are today. As a result, artwork and carvings from that era abound in and around the city. There is a heretofore little-known museum called the Carovola Museum that displays a huge collection of 17th century oil paintings.
While most people will not go to the Carovola Museum to look at just one painting, to me, the carvings from over 80 oil paintings are a snapshots of a lifetime of the Numerous merits of oil painting.