gives me the strangest feelings,
such contradictory feelings
from such a powerful place.
It is surrounded by the
tourist world of signs,...
hotels, casinos, fun fantasy parks, museums, movie theatres...
and every thing else to pull money from the tourists that flock to the falls.

...and it is crowded with families,

kids, people from everywhere peering over the rail, the enormous falls pulling them magnetically to the rails. The air is moist and smells like fresh water,

The falls in the early 1900's would
frequently freeze in the winter