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.
- Toronto - Hip And Laid-Back
- Ottawa - A Marriage Of Convenience
- Montreal - Straddling The Anglo-Gallic Watershed
- Ode to Canada The Beautiful
- Quebec - The Most European City In North America
- Quebec's Tipping Point: Change Becomes Unstoppable
- Down The St. Lawrence - Quebec Countryside
- Acadia, New Brunswick
- Nova Scotia - Canada's Ocean Playground
- America’s Love Affair With The Automobile
- Maine: Acadia N.P. & Asticou Azalea Garden
- Amsterdam, NY - How Could We Have Missed That?
- Niagara Falls - Big American Disappointment
- Do You Really Know American Food?
- Yes, Canadian Wine!