*colorful* in niagara falls, ontario

The wild & crazy Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls, Ontario, with its carnival spirit and general weirdness, is home to arcades, fun houses, playlands, mini-golf courses, the Niagara SkyWheel, wax museums, and bowling alleys.


Ripley’s Believe It or Not


Ripley’s Believe It or Not


Fudge on Centre Street


Niagara SkyWheel and Strike! Rock n’ Bowl


Great Canadian Midway


Bronto’s Playland


The Fun House



Since we have an extra (5th) Thursday in August, I’ll participate in the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – Colorful. I’m also doing an extra photo invitation of my own, on this bonus Thursday. 🙂


“PHOTOGRAPHY” INVITATION:  I invite you to create a photography intention and then create a blog post for a place you have visited. Alternately, you can post a thematic post about a place, photos of whatever you discovered that set your heart afire. You can also do a thematic post of something you have found throughout all your travels: churches, doors, people reading, people hiking, mountains, patterns, all black & white, whatever!

You probably have your own ideas about this, but in case you’d like some ideas, you can visit my page: photography inspiration.

I challenge you to post no more than 20 photos (fewer is better) and to write less than 350-500 words about any travel-related photography intention you set for yourself.

While I’m in Spain walking the Camino de Santiago from August 31 – October 25, and then in Portugal from October 26 – November 6, I kindly request that if you have a photography post you’d like to share, please simply link it to the appropriate post, this one or my next one as soon as it publishes. I will try my best to read your posts while I’m on my journey, but I won’t have a computer or the time or ability to add links to my posts. 

My next scheduled photography post will be on September 6, 2018.

This will be an ongoing invitation. Feel free to jump in at any time.

I hope you’ll join in our community. I look forward to reading your posts!

the ~ wander.essence ~ community

I invite you all to settle in and read a few posts from our wandering community. I promise, you’ll be inspired!

Thanks to all of you who wrote photography posts following intentions you set for yourself. 🙂