August 21, 2007

Montreal

My good friend Kenny has been spending the summer living in Montreal, Canada which gave me a good excuse to get out of California for a five day visit. The timing also worked out to meet up with Shaun and Ashley as they decided to come up from Maine after attending a wedding.

We spent most of our timing walking around the city exploring everything from the cobble stone streets of Old Montreal to the nightlife of Boulevard Saint-Laurent. I really enjoyed the outdoor dining and old world charm of Montreal. I may have been deceiving myself due to the French coming from the locals and the late night dinning but it truly seems like Montreal is more a part of Europe than North America. Everyone we met was great and eager to talk and share their story. Local friends, cute bartenders, and the owner of the Turkish Tea House all spent time telling us the things to do and the places to be.

If you get a chance I recommend a trip up north. Although I’d make sure you do it in the summertime, that far north the winters can put a chill in you’re bones. In the meantime enjoy some of the random pictures I took.


A view from below. Looking up to Ashley Dean & Shaun Webb from the green grass of a park in Montreal
Ashley Dean & Shaun Webb from the green grass of a park in Montreal

Bar Inc – We stumbled onto this chill bar on Mount Royal Street and stopped in for a drink
Bar Inc - We stumbled onto this chill bar on Mount Royal Street and stopped in for a drink

Night shoot in Old Montreal
Night shoot in Old Montreal

A great public service sign in Montreal: Don’t Pee On The Flowers
A great public service sign in Montreal: Don't Pee On The Flowers

Kenny watching the Tam Tams with Shaun’s reflection in his sun glasses
Kenny Carruthers watching the Tam Tams with Shaun Webb reflecting in his sun glasses

Kenny wandering through the streets of Old Montreal at night
Kenny Carruthers wandering through the streets of Old Montreal at night