These are two photos that different people posted to my facebook at about the same time - one was taken in Brazil and the other in Japan, both at about the same time!
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Monday, December 30, 2013
Gated community where the amusement park was
View of Buffalo skyline
Still in Fort Erie!
Buffalo newspaper box - many of the people who own or rent here are from the Buffalo area
One of the old cottages, probably built by the carnies who worked at Crystal Beach Amusement Park, which closed in 1989, being crowded by new condos!
Property development protest sign in front of one of the older cottages
Sunday, December 29, 2013
Friday, December 20, 2013
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Sunday, December 15, 2013
I saw the tree painted on the side of this building in Fort Erie, November 2013 - I thought, hmm, interesting folk art:
Here's how google saw it in 2009:
(Images copyright google, for reference only) - It was an art gallery that had closed!
Pulp Comics store in Niagara Falls, Ontario - I'd guess this Wonder Woman is based on someone else besides DC's character! Artwork by Robert "Hairball" Taylor
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Panda sleeping in the rain
Gorilla. Their habitat is quite dim - I wonder if they need sunlight to synthesize vitamin D?
Tiger. The zoo was deserted and I thought the part I was walking through might be closed for the winter, but this cat was still out.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
4410 Queen Street, Niagara Falls, Ontario
This puzzled me when I saw it - the style of the sign is at least 100 years old, but it wasn't faded - the building was a bakery that closed in the 1950s but was restored last year as apartments - the restorer painted the old sign again, although there is no bakery there now! http://www.keeferdevelopments.com/Queen-St-Village-Apartments.html
View of sign before restoration: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Q2L1ONLb7Hc/SVKFwg3PMjI/AAAAAAAABtU/hXAPhm8FREU/s1600/T-+Dec.22,+08.JPG
Panoramic view of falls
View with padlock on railing - the Niagara Parks people try to take these padlocks off as soon as they can.
Korean paper lions
Tesla in the snow - statue shows him with stick in hand, drawing out his ideas for generating electricity with AC current that could be sent a great distance - according to the story the idea just came to him when he was walking with a friend and he asked his friend to bring him a stick so he could sketch it out on the ground. He is standing on a generator - the statue is near the power station on Niagara Falls he helped build with George Westinghouse.
People still stand on the railings
Aero Car above the whirlpool, downstream from the falls
Floral Showhouse in snow
ER, standing for Elizabeth Regina, for the Queen Mother, on a light standard at the Niagara end of the Queen Elizabeth Way. These used to be along the entire length of the QEW. The QEW was one of the first modern highways in North America, but they still carried with them the old idea of public works having lots of decorations - there were 'gateways' with statues of lions at both ends in Toronto and St. Catharines.