Sunday, September 8, 2013

Quelle surprise !

I had always thought of Hamilton, Ontario as being a bit of a dirty industrial town, owing to the steel mills on the waterfront, smoke belching from their stacks, leaving a layer of soot everywhere.

Yesterday I had occasion to visit Hamilton to help my brother and his wife celebrate 40 years of God's faithfulness to them in their marriage. Before I made the 4-hour return drive home, I decided a quick side trip to a nearby conservation area (on a tip from a restaurant waiter) would allow me to stretch my legs first.

It had rained earlier in the day which must have discouraged other visitors and I had the muddy trail to myself:






After crossing a couple of bridges, the short hike brought me to this:


This wasn't what I had expected to find in the city. When I got home, I googled this place (named Tiffany Falls) and was surprised to discover that Hamilton lays claim to the title 'The Waterfall Capital of the World'. Check it out for yourself here.



18 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

What a pleasant surprise for you. This waterfall is very pretty.

seijastiina said...

Excellent pictures♥
Beautiful place.

biebkriebels said...

Dat is een verassing om ineens zo'n waterval tegen te komen. Tja, we hebben wel water hier maar geen watervallen...
Groeten Marianne

S. Etole said...

Looks like a great place for you and your camera.

Muffy's Marks said...

What a lucky find!! Your photos are beautiful!! Happy Anniversary to your brother and his wife!!

Joke (Jokes Camera) said...

Wonderful pics, Rick. The waterfalls are really amazing and gorgeous. So close to the city. I've never been there. A couple of years ago we flew to Toronto and drove then north to our familiy in Ottawa. I have googled Hamilton and saw it is south of Toronto. Maybe next time. Have a nice day. Greetings from the Netherlands, Joke

Kirsti said...

Vau, kauniit kuvat ja tuo vesiputous on todella kaunis :)

Liva`s said...

A beautiful waterfall Rick and a great shot !

Greetings from Liva :)

Blitz said...

What a beautiful place. The second image is gorgeous.

teca said...

Specially beautiful, honey!!! The first shot is a dream!!

Sweet beijos and friendship.
Love.

Helma said...

Vooral je 2e foto vind ik schitterend Rick.
Dat groen en dan dat water zo mooi naar beneden. Schitterend om te zien :-)

Groetjes, Helma

pumpkydine said...

How awesome it is to check out a place that may not seem to offer much but upon a closer look reveals some of Gods beautiful handy work!!! I think the creek and falls were surely glad you came by and presented them to the world in a marvelous light!!!!

What Karen Sees said...

Love the waterfall, perfect veiling to show off its beauty.

Amelia said...

Hi Rick, very spectacular scenery. Excellent click especially the water fall.

Have a great week ahead.

MARTY said...

quelle jolie surprise ! it's why we like so much les ponts ! toujours a surprise de l'autre côté !
green Hamilton, chutes d'eau, quelles merveilles ! you were right to stop there ! it is magique !!!
wish you une belle fin de l'été Rick
et send you des bisous tout plein en cascade

joyce said...

I didn't know that about the waterfalls, we have a nice one in our downtown park as well. I love the flagstone hut on your header photo, never seen it used like that, that's one house that I don't think the wolf could blow down!

© Piedade Araújo Sol said...

nature is beautiful ...

these great photos station.

a kiss

Manu World said...

super shoots.
:)