First off, thanks for all the nice feedback on yesterday's photo. Here's another one taken at the same place, which some of you might recognize as the Toronto Power Company generating station. Located roughly half a kilometer upstream from the top of Niagara Falls, it began operation in 1906 and was one of the world's first hydroelectric stations. Pictured here is the forebay. Water entered the station from a series of arched openings to the right. From there the flow of water could be regulated via a series of gates (some of which can now be seen leaning against the wall) before it made its way into any of the available intake pipes, then down to the turbines sitting roughly 130 feet underground.
What I like most about this station is that you can see and feel the pride and optimism that went into its construction. Both interior and exterior make use of roman designs, which seem to have been chosen as a means of saying "we're just as good as those guys"; that this station is up there with any aqueducts and coliseums of the past. Given that, It's also what I like least about the place since it makes me realize just how much our attitudes towards tehnology have changed.
Oh yeah.. I should probably point out that this is probably the shot that just about everyone would take. Hat's off to Kendall for doing something a lot more imaginative with this setting.