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A little Montreal

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Old City Montreal.

Old City Montreal.

I’m getting behind again, I can just feel it. So many photos, so little time. Let me try to give you the abbreviated version of what we saw in Montreal. You already saw two places in yesterday’s Wordless Wednesday; the Notre Dame church and the City Hall, both lit up during the night.

We enjoyed walking around the old city in the lovely warm night air, listening to musicians singing and playing instruments, the notes echoing from the beautiful buildings up into the starlit night.

As we wandered the narrow streets many restaurant and bar windows were open, the customers turning into advertisements for the fare inside.

Waiting for a table or just enjoying a drink?

Waiting for a table or just enjoying a drink?

Evening darkened the square in front of Notre Dame; a horse and buggy team stopped for a rest and a chat.

Break time.

Break time.

We had a wonderful dinner at this restaurant and I loved how the lights were glowing as we walked back out into the street.

Warm light on a warm evening.

Warm light on a warm evening.

Then we wandered down by the river, enjoying the lit buildings as we people watched the other tourists.

More lights.

More lights.

In the morning we walked one last time through the narrow streets. There weren’t so many people out and about as the night before.

Out for a morning stroll...or on their way to work?

Out for a morning stroll…or on their way to work?

We stopped to see the inside of the Notre Dame Church. It’s spectacular.

Awe inspiring.

Awe inspiring.

Then we headed over to the Biospehere, the old Expo 67 United States Pavalion which is now a museum discussing how humans have changed the world’s ecosystem.

Memories of 1967

Memories of 1967

It wasn’t all good news. There are several exhibits including one that snows and rains on you. Another one has designer clothes made out of material that had been headed for a landfill.

Wonder what's in that purse?

Wonder what’s in that purse?

For all my dog friends, this dress was made out of what appear to be doggie bags…and not the kind you get at a restaurant. If you know what I mean.

But the best part about visiting the Biosphere was sitting out on the deck up top and looking at the Montreal skyline through the structure of the sphere.

There's a nice cool breeze up here.

There’s a nice cool breeze up here.

The skyline was pretty….but soon enough we had to move on.

Quite the view.

Quite the view.

Gotta get some sleep. Tomorrow is Quebec.

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Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

21 thoughts on “A little Montreal

  1. ah the funny thoughts running through the mind on seeing the poop bag dress…..apart from that it i a beautiful city and we are so enjoying seeing it through your camera lens 🙂

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  2. You are makes making mom jealous. What a fun place to visit.
    Snorts,
    Lily & Edward

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  3. A city a day? I’ve never visited eastern Canada, so I’m enjoying seeing it through your eyes.

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  4. I love the photo of old Montreal bathed in gold light. It looks like something outta a Woody Allen movie.

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  5. Leaving already? But theres so much more to see! Youll have to go back.

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  6. Those are some pawsome pawtographs.

    Sherman & Gemini

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  7. Oh, I would’ve LOVED seeing that church, Dawn! Such gorgeous architecture! And the doggie poop-bags? Well, let’s just say we’re very familiar with those things at my house, heehee!

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  8. Montreal! Isn’t it just so cosmopolitan? Love it! Your dinners and evening strolls look lovely.

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  9. Just catching up with your blog a bit – wow you’ve been busy! How wonderful to be travelling. Looks like retirement agrees with you!

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  10. I’ve never been to Montreal. And now, after looking at your pictures, I want to go. 🙂

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