Saturday, September 24, 2011

From New YOrk City

So many people have asked me the same question- what is the difference between London and NYC? and finally I seem to have my answer. London is the quaint, antique street lamp with the yellow bulb and intricate carvings of an era gone by. NYC is a bright, jazzy neon sign. Which is better? You can take your pick:)

SO yesterday I went to see the Niagra falls. I was expecting it to be as over rated as most tourist spots are ( eg I found the EIffel TOwer to be massively over rated) but boy was I wrong! Absolutely totally wrong! I have never felt to captivated by the beauty of a place before. I really don't know how to put it in words.

WE got on the boat to go to the falls so that we could look at it. As I approached the falls I was stunned by the beauty. The water of pool was blue green. The water from the falls pure white. The force of the water pelting down -absolutely unimaginable. The noise from the falls distant but still oddly deafening. The sky a bright blue . As mist from the falls rose white birds flew around. The falls surrounded by white mist seemed so beautifully mysterious that I fell in love with that one scene right there and then. The white mist surrounding the blue and the green. Heavenly.

I don't do this normally but I stood there drenched from head to toe and memorized what my eyes were seeing. I clicked some pics too but I have realized that pics do little or no justice to the beauty of nature.

Then we climbed some bit of rocks near the falls to get a closer look. In a blue poncho, totally drenched and shivering I stopped dead in my tracks at one point.It was literally raining like crazy ( the supposed mist) and I had turned around to ask Sid to be careful as he tread the slippery grounds. I stopped mid sentence as i spotted a rainbow. Not huge, not even big but it began at my feet. I don't know if it is really that big a deal but I was stunned. A rainbow that is beginning at my feet, I repeated to myself. I stared at it for a long long time unable to take my eyes off it.it was almost magical. To have a rainbow begin at your feet.I stood there and took in each bit of what my eyes were seeing.

I have

19 comments:

Bubblegum.... said...

Its and awesome place!!! I have still kept that blue poncho with me!!!

Vishal Badani said...

Good thoughts. Ain't it only when unexpected travels bring out the real essence? Keep writing

dipali said...

Niagara Falls: what an experience it is. Did you go under the falls too? Also very magical.

Rahul Bhatia said...

Niagara Falls is certainly magical! Well written

Bikramjit said...

I hope you see the Falls In night/evening time its more WOW

Bikram's

Blasphemous Aesthete said...

arrey waah, aapke sajde mein to aasmaan bhi jhuk gaya, rainbow pairon ki dhool hua! :P

When do we get to see the pics? Of the falls.


Cheers,
Blasphemous Aesthete

Jeremiah Surge said...

Hey! You have successively got over the TIB posts ;-P

But.. having read your piece in the TOI , I cant help coming back to it!!

Funny piece, that! Keep going!

Live2cherish said...

:) Welcome to usa. While i was reading it, each description came as sequence and trust me i was about to ask where is the rainbow, there it was on concluding para.

Arpit Rastogi said...

Nice. :)

Calvin said...

Sadly haven't lived in either. My question would be - for a 15 days trip, which would be better between NY and London?

And how are the book reviews coming?

Renu said...

London is for those who like old cities, quaint lanes and looking at historical places with their own laid back charms, whereas NY is all about neons..except central park which is a real natural and most beautiful place.

Niagra is awesome..specially from Canadian side.

Kalyan said...

Lovely reading your thoughts...London is a place which you feel like having seen before, due to the British influence in some major cities in India mainly the metros where the British have adapted some of their styles in the architectures....Newyork is a completely different class altogether. Its about glitz, glamour and like a dream place having a more articulate way of life.

verbivorehere said...

Heyy i was stunned to read that you could actually see a rainbow like that!!!! loveed ur blog! hope u remember u happened to tread by mine, long back. just read about TIB - have sent u the request for first chapter already! Im here to stay i believe! :)

Raajii said...

Ah very interesting. I have never really been a fan of NYC though.

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Live2cherish said...

common update! i want to read.

Anuhna said...

So, why has this blog frozen on Sept 24, 2011?????? I've checked this blog at least four times since then to see what's new here!! (OK, does that make me sound like a stalker.. I'll hurry to tell you that I just like the blog and would love it to continue)... :-)

Harman said...

I have seen Niagara falls couple of times its nice ...more and more if you visit any tourist spot ..it gets boring..jus Like NYC.. time-square or any other place..
I love these places they r nice but jus one time visit ..
unless its LAS VEGAS where you can never get bored...that city rocks!
:)

Katyaayan said...

Beautifully described, Niagara is mesmerising.