Thursday, August 21, 2008

Niagara-on-the-Lake - Possibly The Twee'est Town On Earth


How come that twee things make our hearts warm? We call them naff and tacky out of shame to be considered un-cool but secretly we all have a place in our hearts for kittens, teddy bears, pinky babies, ivy-covered walls and thatched roofs.


Niagara-on- the-Lake is a Canadian town on the Lake Erie where people convene to indulge in such a carefully hidden penchant. Holland may be world’s flower exporter number one and France may have its Villes Fleuris system, Austria may be smothered with potted geraniums but Niagara-on-the-Falls will give them all a good hard run for their money. Years of travelling to twee’est towns and villages of Europe did not prepare me for mass assault of multi-colour flower beds that adorn the swept and shampooed streets of this posh little town. When North Americans do something they do it on a grand scale. See for yourself.


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