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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6 responses to “Montreal — Part 1

  1. The city looks so chic and glorious!

    • As grand as Old Montreal appears, just wait until I start running the photos of Quebec. That place was even more visually stunning.

  2. elainezfw

    I have a limo, ride in the back
    I lock the doors in case I’m attacked

  3. rogparish

    We loved the tromp l’oeil all over Quebec City when we were there in 2002.

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