kitschy motel

The Festival of Lights is on right now in Niagara Falls and that’s where J. and I spent the weekend. The town sure has changed since we were kids. Back then, the two grand waterfalls and the amusement park atmosphere of Clifton Hill were the main draws. These days, the casino brings in countless visitors. As we took in the glittering light displays along the Niagara Parkway and wandered around during the day, we looked for signs of an even older Niagara Falls, one that drew 1950s honeymooners rather than visitors handing over coin at the casinos. This motel on Lundy’s Lane was one such sign: a perfect classic of kitsch.