I didn’t take many pictures during my trip to Montreal, nor did I take the best shots. For one, the sky was overcast almost my entire time there, and it rained constantly. In addition to the weather, as exciting, artsy, energetic, and comfortable of a place as Montreal is – it’s not the most beautiful city. You have to work for shots in a rainy, overcast Montreal. Who wants to work on vacation?
That being said, I missed the Mayor’s community cookout, a local protest, a Muhlenberg meeting, and more while away, so I figure I should have something to show for it.
Lake Champlain, upstate New York from my Amtrak window
Best. Store. Ever. Hadio on Mont Royal Avenue East. Here are some of their pins. I bought four T-shirts, with no clue Quebec had a 15% sales tax on clothing. Ouch.
Stand up chess players near the Place des Arts in the center of the city
Berries for sale at the Jean-Talon Market. I bought some.
In a matter of minutes, one quickly learns that you never know what you are going to see in the Quartier des Spectacles
Hey, we all selfie sometimes. This was at the Chalet of Mont Royal, the city’s high point from which it derives its name.
My favorite of the many great Montreal murals. No idea what it’s named, but let’s call it Graffiti Grandma.
This Tupac piece showed his figure six times with different quotes throughout.
Happened to be Pride Week in Montreal – apparently one of many, many festivals during their celebratory summers.
“I love myself as I flee, but from whom am I fleeing?” I’m still trying to make sense of this statement.
Near the Chalet of Mont Royal
Something else that I don’t quite understand.
Panorama from the high point. Click to enlarge.
Love this mural.