"Look, girls!" said Bruce, as we drove past the sign, "You're going to see one of the Wonders of the World!"
"What are they?" ask Lizzy.
"Well, there are nine wonders of the world," I said, "...or maybe it's seven?..."
"I think it's seven" said Bruce. "But...hmmm...it could be nine..."
"Well, what are the others?" asked Lizzy.
Her parents spent the next five minutes trying to think of what they were and wildly disagreeing. So when we got to the hotel, we looked them up. Turns out there are a whole series of "Wonders". The seven wonders of the classical world. The nine/seven modern wonders of the world. The seven technological wonders of the world. Every website differs. On the "seven modern wonders of the world' Bruce looked at, we'd seen half of them. On the list I looked at, we hadn't seen any of them. There was even a One Hundred Wonders of the World on one website that didn't include a single place Down Under - no Ayres Rock, no Franz Joseph Glacier. I emailed the list writer and suggested he take a trip.
Whatever (as Lizzy would say). Whether Niagara Falls was on the list or not, it was a wonder to behold.
At night the falls were lit up:
But it was in daylight that the full force and beauty of the falls came into view.