jeudi 29 août 2013

Wandering around Montreal

A beautiful city. So many things to do and see!

Here's a quick glimpse of my stay in Montréal :)

My little sister and her boyfriend put me up in Montreal. From their flat you can see the Olympic tower, so that was my first thing to visit on my 'to do and see' list.
Going up!
You get a great view of the city from the top. It was a bit of a shame that the weather was cloudy. 
China town
I spent the first afternoon just wandering around the city. I had no idea how big it actually is! (my feet were so sore that evening!)
The old parts of Montreal. Beautiful old buildings.

The new business center of the town; lots of big modern skyscrapers.

The underground shopping malls were impressive! The whole underground system in Montreal is massive. Kilometers of tunnels and loads of shops and restaurants.


A blurry photo of the subway.
The subway in Montreal is a great way of getting around. It's a really nice public transport (for once). It is clean and not too crowded (nothing like the one in Paris!)

Park Jean-Drapeau et le Biosphère.

A friendly woodchuck.
A stroll along the Jacques-Cartier bridge.
You get a great view of the city from the bridge.
'How does this camera work...'

There is lots of public art around the city of Montreal. You come across many different types of statues.
There are also nice arty things scattered around for special events, like this unicorn above, or the piano below.
A photo booth just outside of the Mont Royal underground station. 
Nice street art.
A must to visit in Montreal is the Mont Royal. It's a bit of a hike to get up there but it's well worth the view.
The sun setting over Montreal.

During the summer, every friday night a there is a firework display. 

Now for some food!
Here is the typical dish from Quebec : Poutine. 
It's french fries topped with cheese curds and brown gravy. 
You can also add other ingredients. Here I had it with onions, green peppers, mushrooms and bacon bits. Delicious but really filling!

This small restaurant was pretty fun, especially because the chairs were in fact swings!
Delicious mini-burgers!
A rather original cocktail!

During my stay there was also a bit of bad weather. 
A really big storm (nearly hurricane like) hit the city the day before I left. Trees were blown down all over the city. 
On the photo above you can see some of the damage done in the street were my sister lives. I had in fact parked my rental car just in front of the blue car, but decided to move it earlier on to be closer to the house. Just as well I did! That branch would have made a nasty dent on the roof!

More Canada posts coming soon :)

Take care


23 commentaires:

  1. A beautiful place. I Loved the pictures. Kisses!

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    1. Thanks sweet Adriana :) Glad you enjoyed the photos.
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    1. Thanks :) Montreal is lovely so it's easy to take nice pictures.
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  3. Love the photos - Montreal really is one of the most beautiful places! I love it every time I go, and wish I could go again!

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    1. Thanks June :) I Love Montreal too, this was my second visit, hope to go back there soon!
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  4. loooove your pics!!!
    this post is so full of beauty!! thank you so much for sharing all your lovely trips - you are such a great inspiration!!
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    with love & hugs.

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    1. Thanks dear Carolina! Have a great weekend too :)
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  5. I would like to visit Canada one day. The cities always look so pretty and it's so close to the states that it should be easy enough to get there.

    The woodchuck is so cute! I'm impressed that you were able to get so close to it.

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    1. Hi Audrey ! Sure Canada is really close to the states, the first time I went I crossed the border by accident (was looking for a campsite, and wasn't looking at the map properly!)
      The woodchuck is really really tame, he always hangs around the park (used to being fed treats by people I suppose! )
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  6. Great pics, &&& food, yumm

    I'm following u now via gfc ;)
    Hope you will follow me to..

    kisses from Croatia,

    Matea

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    1. Thanks Matea! And than you for following! I will follow back :)
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  7. cool! i love Canada!!

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    1. :) I love Canada too! Such a lovely country!
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  8. What a beautiful city Montreal is . Yummy food , lol the chairs . I would never mind to have food in swingy chairs ;)
    Noor @ Noor's Place

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    1. Hiya Noor! It was so much fun eating dinner in those chairs! Like childhood memories of swinging plus eating nice food at the same time : awesome!
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  9. Great pics! I would love to visit Montreal someday! Glad you had a great time visiting despite the dreary weather.

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    1. Thanks Josie :) All I can say is; go if you can!! It's a wonderful place! So much fun! And the weather is rarely that bad during summer, I was just a bit unlucky! (plus actually the storm cooled things down, before it solo hot and humid)
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  10. Is that you with the colorful hair? If so, great style!! :D Love your pictures from Montreal! I've been born Canadian but I was raised in Berlin so I really enjoy these pictures. Seems like you had a great trip! :)
    Love, Sam

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    1. Hey Sam! Yep, that's me with the bleu and pink hair ;) It's great to hear from someone who moved country (I was born in the UK, the moved to France and now Morocco). Would love to hear about what you think about moving from america to europe :)
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    2. Reminds me of my time when I had such colorful hair! Unfortunately, workplaces always permit me to dye my hair in fancy colors...
      Wow that's quite a trip! How did the move to Morocco happen?
      I was raised both in English + German so the move to Europe wasn't that big a shock since the culture is quite similar.. plus, it's been cold in Canada and sometimes even colder in Germany, so no real difference there! (I would love to move somewhere warmer though, I despise the cold.) I also lived in Japan for a while and have to say that I miss it lots! That def. was a culture shock, not only when you go there, but when you return home it's even worse ^^"

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