Sunday, March 13, 2016

Montreal, Canada


So this post is only about three years late.  I took a trip to Canada for a friend’s daughter’s wedding about 3 years ago and was going through some photos and realized  that I never blogged or posted much about that trip. 

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My life was a bit sad and crazy at the time, my blogging took a major nose dive and I kept telling myself to save the pictures I had taken and write about it later.    So, here I am, three years later reminiscing about an amazing trip to Canada and sharing some of the photos I took. 

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Cobblestone streets, strolling, shopping, eating, and drinking.  And grabbing photos when I can.  That’s how I like to travel.

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Window boxes and flowers were everywhere.  My favorite window box flowers are those tiny purple-blue flowers called Lobelia.  I have the hardest time growing it here in North Carolina.  And believe me I have tried.   I suspect it gets a bit too hot for it to thrive here.    The cooler temperatures in Canada must be what it likes because it was everywhere I went.

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Window boxes anywhere and everywhere.

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Yep, I think I could live here and be very happy.

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Just hearing people speak French made me very happy.    And little signs of French-ness everywhere I looked like the French lace door panels . 

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I think flowers, windows and doors are some of my favorite things to photograph.  Something about flowers in a city setting I think really grab my attention.  There was no shortage of things to photograh in Montreal but OH! when I got to  Quebec City I nearly lost my mind.  : )  Stayed tuned.


Manu said...

What a beautiful city! Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice week

Rasma Raisters said...

Thank you for sharing these wonderful pictures. I see Montreal is lovely. I have never been there but I have been to Toronto. I like Toronto but it is shall we say less quaint and different than Montreal. It is more like a big city with skyscrapers etc and you have to hunt for things like window boxes with flowers etc.

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Thanks Rasma and Manu! Montreal really is a great city to visit. I've been to Toronto too and while it is a fun place to visit it lacks the kind of charm that is everywhere in Montreal and Quebec City. Love to visit Canada.

Ti said...

I'm glad that you decided to share these photos after all. I love them. Such a quaint city. I've never been anywhere really so I really enjoy posts like this one.

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Thanks are sweet to say that!

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