Monday, May 14, 2012

Salut Montréal !

We left Montréal yesterday under rainy skies, but while we were there we enjoyed terrific sunshine and the warmth of the city. The place has changed considerably since I was last here nearly twenty-five years ago. We landed (quite unintentionally) in a great neighborhood very close to many amazing attractions, not the least of which is the rue Saint-Denis, a bustling street filled with night spots and restaurants.

A view of springtime in downtown Montréal from the heights. Click to Québec-enate.

Since the weather was so good, the streets of the city were bursting with people enjoying the sunshine. Everybody was in a good mood and the cafés were full. We ventured out of the downtown into some of the eastern neighborhoods and found beautiful architecture (many churches) and a fantastic market filled with amazing produce and other delicious-looking stuff. I'll post more about all of that later.

We spent last night near Burlington, Vermont, and today we'll be making our way back to Albany.

5 comments:

  1. I am really enjoying reading all about the trip - the photos are brilliant.......it's a part of the world that I am most unlikely to ever visit in person so it's great to see it in pictures.

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  2. Beautiful view. I think I walked my cousin's dog up there in 1966. Sure looks different! (And I loved the city even in 1966.)

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  3. I've got photos [somewhere] of myself and 3 University friends on the heights overlooking Montreal in '79. Very different now :-) We loved our brief visit: we'd come up from Torornto where we staying with my parents for a couple of weeks during the summer vacation.

    Enjoy your second week. Antoinette

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  4. jean, I'm glad. But prepare yourself... there will be many more photos to come!

    mitch, 1996, wow! You were just a little tyke!

    n&a, Toronto is a place I've never been. One of these days!

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  5. We once considered living in Montreal, but there's no way we (me) could cope with the cold.

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