We begin our trip in the shadow of the Rhode Island State House.
It is a magnificent building ...
... capped by a golden sculpture of the "Independent Man".
Statue of Oliver Hazard Perry in front of the State House
A last look at the dome; then it's across the street to ...
AMTRAC Station. The train will get us in to Buffalo at 4:30 AM -- 4-1/2 hours late ...
... but we see some nice sites as we begin our ride up the Hudson River. This is the George Washington Bridge.
The Tappen Zee Bridge
Indian Point nuclear power plant
West Point Military Academy
A portion of the abandoned Bannerman Castle
Another piece of Bannerman Castle
The Newbourgh Beacon Bridge
The Danskammer power generating station
Next Morning, we're in Buffalo, NY. This is the Liberty Building ...
... with twin statues of Lady Liberty.
Next to our hotel, the Embassy Suites -- groovy architecture
Now on our way to the falls. We cross the Niagara River and go up the east side.
The stratigraphy along the River is dramatic.
We stop to see a fine monument to Canadian hero, Maj. Gen. Isaac Brock.
A plaque honoring Black troops who fought with the British against the Amerians
The Niagara Centennial Floral Clock
Mechanism of the Floral Clock
Fine plantings about the clock
Lilies in the moat of the Centennial Floral Clock
We reach the Canadian side of Horseshoe Falls. We first see flow over the rim at the base of the horseshoe.
Gulls are unperturbed by the violence of flow next to them.
The first of many rainbows we'll see rises next to the Horseshoe.
Carol is off into the mists of the Falls.
We first try to view the Falls through a port very close to them. We can see only rain.