I promised a picture of one-half of that other great Place d’Armes art piece, English Pug and French Poodle. Here it is:
Today I present some more of my favorite shots of 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.
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.
Today’s photo gallery:
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.
While the building lining the streets may be of another time, the autos traveling them can be quite modern.
City Hall is also located in the old section of town. This impressive structure took six years to build beginning in 1872.
We’ll continue our tour on Wednesday. Meanwhile, here is today’s photo gallery: