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Viagra Falls

Beautiful

TransAmerica 2010

Niagara Falls, New York:  On this rest day I observed Niagara Falls from 213 vantage points — from the Canadian and American sides, from the river, from the top, and from the sides of the Falls.  I’ve seen Niagara at night, in the early morning, and throughout the day.  All this observance has been very hard work and not very restful, particularly when surrounded by throngs of other picture-snapping tourists.   Riding my bike, I have discovered, is a much more restful way to spend a day.

There is considerable crass commercialism enveloping Viagra Falls, affectionately named because of the continuing lore of Niagara as a honeymoon destination.  The Canadian side has high rises and enough neon to put Hong Kong to shame; the American side is much more quiet but equally declasse.  Still, the three Falls collectively making up Niagara Falls are undeniably beautiful.   While there are many taller water falls, Niagara remains a popular destination due to the…

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