Back in 2015 I had to fly back to The Motherland to take care of a shitload of paperwork. Emigration isn't easy. It was a good opportunity though to meet new people and spend some time with the ones I already know and love. And visit some old staples again, because I'll miss them. Sad face.
To make a long title and even longer story short; we went to Detroit (which cleaned up quite nicely I might add), found the world's coolest book store but upon return were then urged by border authorities to drive around lake Erie through 3 more states followed by a really long vacation of sorts. That's when the hate part of aforementioned relationship started, of which precious few photographs exist. And that's a good thing.
In stead of showing you the magnificent Niagara Falls, because you’ve most likely seen them a million times already, I’ll show you something different. Because you can go behind the falls, did you know? Literally. There’s a tunnel system in the bedrock behind the waterfall, where you can stand behind the thunderous water, or step out on ground level and see the falls crash down from way up high. The last part is especially recommended in winter. Bring a poncho though.
Did you know that Toronto actually has beaches?! Sure, they’re not my favorite kind (the ones with real waves, salt water…) but they’ll do just fine! And it’s kind of surreal being on a beach, whether it’s the pebbly ones by the city or the sandy ones by the Bluffs, with such a city skyline as your backdrop. Needless to say these places are some of the favorite hangouts for these city folk.
Sure it’s a landmark and an important architectural work. But if you don’t know this, you wouldn’t think of visiting something like a city hall now, would you? I wouldn’t. So I was happy to have done just that, even after staying in Buffalo for quite a while and not paying this beautiful building any attention. The video is crap, but there you go.