niagara

Still scanning in negs - a tedious task. Here's another one that took me back. What they don't show you in all the tourist pictures of tourist places are well, the tourists. I had it in my mind that Niagara Falls was somewhere one could go for solitude. To contemplate the complexities of life, to clear the cobwebs against the backdrop of nature being astoundingly dramatic. So I was a little shocked to discover bus loads of tourists jostling for snow domes and "I've been to Niagara Falls" tee-shirts in a shanty town built on souvenirs and slot machines. Lucky I'm a people watcher or I might have been sorely disappointed.

Falls Fools. 1996. 400 ISO film.