A bit of a grainy set as there was too much close action for the tripod to be of much help. Still a good sense of a fun Saturday might out.
This was one of my favorite grafitti paintings in Le Plateau Montreal
On previous trips to Montreal, we’d always spent our time downtown or perhaps up on Mount Royal or along the canal path. Planning for our recent visit, I was reading about some of the neighborhoods in other parts of Montreal. The Plateau neighborhood seemed particularly intriguing being described by Wikipedia as “characterized by brightly coloured houses, cafés, book shops, and a laissez-faire attitude.” We were also given to understand that there is some amazing murals and other wall art. Off we went on a rainy Friday morning to explore.
Inside the chateau on Mount Royal there are some wonderful old BW images from the summit. The image below from PastPin.com is similar to what was on display. Today’s post is my attempt at a modern day BW image.
While cycling in Montreal, we visited Ile St. Helene, home of the Biosphere. This was the American Pavilion during Expo 67 and now houses displays about the ecology of the Saint Lawrence River.
On a nice autumnal Saturday, it seemed like all of Montreal stopped at the top of Mount Royal to enjoy life. It was amazing to see all of the different ways that people enjoyed themselves.
Most people seemed to enjoy hanging out on the belvidere. These two young ladies were making action shots.
Others took some sun sitting on the steps.
Some people walked their dogs up to the top of the park.
Many people took photographs. This frame was place near the edge so that people could have a framed photo from the top.
This contraption came along and took rider for a tour of the city (or was it of the pubs) on this device.
And then there was this familiar looking guy.