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Fun Photo Friday — Montreal Favorites


I promised a picture of one-half of that other great Place d’Armes art piece, English Pug and French Poodle.  Here it is:

English Pug and French Poodle

English Pug and French Poodle

Today I present some more of my favorite shots of Montreal:

 

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Montreal — Part 2


Old Montreal

Old Montreal

Old Montreal is a real delight to photograph.  There are just so many opportunities here.  And if you thought Notre-Dame Basilica was old, Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel will appear absolutely ancient in comparison — dating back to 1771, five years before the Revolutionary War.

Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel

Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel

Once you tire of walking Old Montreal, don’t forget to stroll over to China Town for some great Asian food.  Yes, it’s close enough to walk.

Gate to China Town

Gate to China Town

Today’s photo gallery:

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Montreal — Part 1


Old Montreal

Old Montreal

Old Montreal is a bit like stepping back into time by a century or more . . . much more.  There is also a lot of art in this town, both serious and whimsical.  In the Place d’Armes you can find a statue of Paul de Chomedey, founder of Montreal, while nearby are a pair of satirical statues titled “English Pug and French Poodle,” which expresses I would think the tension between English-speaking and French-speaking Canada.  You’ll see one version of “English Pug” on Fun Photo Friday.

Paul de Chomedey, sieur de Maisonneuve — Founder of Montreal

Paul de Chomedey, sieur de Maisonneuve — Founder of Montreal

While the building lining the streets may be of another time, the autos traveling them can be quite modern.

♪My Maserati does one-eighty-five; ♫I got a ticket, now I don't drive

♪My Maserati does one-eighty-five; ♫I got a ticket, now I don’t drive

City Hall is also located in the old section of town.  This impressive structure took six years to build beginning in 1872.

Montreal City Hall

Montreal City Hall

We’ll continue our tour on Wednesday.  Meanwhile, here is today’s photo gallery:

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