From Place To Space: Niagara Falls

July 29, 2012 0

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I am no Monday person. So when I set up my blog last year in October, I’ve decided to fight the ‘Monday Blues’ with little memories and inspirations from my past trips. I am a restless voyager and while traveling I feel truly alive: I gather inspiration along the way (yes, inspiration for my home, too), I refuel my energy, I let the voyage breezes clear up my mind and remind me of the things that really matter. And discovery always goes hand in hand with great fun. So let me take you to a little exploration of the famous Niagara Falls – with the keen eye of a discoverer and a healthy portion of humour.


Admittedly, Niagara Falls can be counted into the most cliché destinations of North America. Nevertheless it is worth a trip to see the spectacular nature and the beautiful surroundings. The town itself is a weird concoction of some sort of Disneyland and sightseeing spot, but hey, once you’re there, play along with the fun and enjoy a bit of frenzy. And yes, do the full cliché program, hop on the ‘Maid of the Mist’ and scream as loud as you can once you’re literally under the Horseshoe Falls. And take the fashionable souvenir with you. Yes, the blue prêt-à-porter coat…

For a more relaxed and a way more cuter retreat, head off north to the charming little town of Niagara-on-the-Lake set on the shores of Lake Ontario at the borderline between the US and Canada. The town’s streets are lined with picturesque historical buildings and hosts the annual Shaw Festival. So if you ever get there, enjoy an afternoon sitting in the lovely Shaw Café & Wine Bar enjoying the delicious sweet treats and a glass of the fine local red wine. And if you feel carried away, don’t blame yourself for being weak: the town’s official nickname is ‘The Loveliest Town in Canada’. Well then, happy Monday!


Photography by Igor Josifovic

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  • Reply Jennie Prince July 30, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Igor! I live about an hour from Niagara on the Lake!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic July 30, 2012 at 12:27 pm

      Really, Jennie?? What a wonderful corner!! Next time we must meet up:-)

  • Reply Elli July 30, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    wowwwwwwwww!!i have no words….
    happy week!!

  • Reply LatteLisa LisaHjalt July 30, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    I have never seen the Niagara Falls but I can only imagine the magnificent scenery from these photos.

    That blue coat, I cannot even look at it, hahahaha.

    I so much enjoy coming here on Mondays to find your travel posts while sipping my latte. It feels good to be back after the blog break. The back could be just a little better but I’m getting there ;-)

  • Reply Dawna July 30, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Been there done that! It was a great thing to do! Have a great week!

  • Reply ECLECchic July 30, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Ooh, seems you had an incredible trip! The view of the falls are AMAZING.

  • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar July 30, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    ‘Fashion Victim!’ You crack me UP! What an adventure this was – thanks for sharing the snaps! :)

  • Reply vosges paris July 30, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Igor what a wonderfull report… but you know what… What I love most of your reports is that you are not afraid to show yourself as you are!

  • Reply C.B. July 30, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Yeah Canada! I went to Niagara falls once when I was 12 (Canadians usualy go only once unless they live very close by because it’s a touristee spot). I had a magnificent “ciré jaune” (yellow rain coat) when I went so I didn’t have to endure the blue coat…….but it looks good on you (pfff). I also really love your travel experience posts (I love Europe. If I lived there I would be exploring a new country every weekend). Keep them coming :)

  • Reply Meagan, in house nester July 30, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Ahhhh Igor! I have been on the road now for almost two weeks so haven’t been able to comment much but HAD to comment when I saw this post! I absolutely adore your Maid in the Mist picture! WAY too funny – and very cliche but oh so hilarious and a must do at Niagara Falls :)
    xo Meagan

  • Reply Susan July 30, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Love that fashion victim shot, haha!! FUN.

  • Reply tina July 30, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    I totally agree with Desiree!!!

    Your shots and reportage are wonderful, always quirky, humorous and full of personality. Love it!!!!!!!

    Congrats on BlogTourLDN – finally I get to meet Mr Igor:)

  • Reply tina July 30, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Oh no, Blogger ate up my comment!!!! Arrgghhh. PLEASE move over to WP!!

    I totally agree with Desiree!!!

    What I love is your photos and reportage together with that humour and unique personality of yours. Truly a winning combo!!!

    Congrats on BlogTourLDN! Finally we get to meet!!!! Yeepeeee!!!

  • Reply DIMI July 30, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Nice country!!Happy week Igor!!

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