Old Montreal

I love Old Montreal. I wrote a blog recently about the Horse and Cart rides around Old Montreal and they show you a different angle of things. Walking around on foot allows you to capture everything, including down near the port. It’s a cute town with a lot of character.

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Pictured above is this big plaza in the centre and cars are not allowed to drive through it. In summer, it is filled with stalls and artist works. Below is this old abandoned factory and it has a great look and texture.

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This is the Lachine Canal which runs along the old port. A great spot to visit.
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The old coloured fire hydrants. Love them. They are yellow in Montreal and red in New York.

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Everywhere on big buildings are these fantastic paintings. I loved this one with the train on the wall. Such an awesome way to integrate art into a city.

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The brick and sandstone shopfronts give it that european feel. 


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The actual port area is always nice to view.

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I love walking down to this old heritage listed manufacturing plant. Parts of it are falling off and vandalized. It is cool to see and has a lot of historical character. 



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This is a famous lobster roll bar where they make ‘lobster rolls’. I have never tried one but they say they are good.

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How cool is this piano. It is outside one of the exhibition centres and this girl sat down and started playing. It was fantastic.

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We started having fun with this crossing after watching the man above walking across it. 

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Horse and cart around Montreal

I love the horse and cart. Maybe I am just a traditional romantic at heart. I thought I would publish this on Valentines day, even though we did this ride last summer. I enjoy the fact that I get to be driven around a city slowly, having time to take in the sites. I also love the fact that if you have a good driver, he will tell you about the sites so you can learn about what you are looking at.

The city of Montreal, especially around Old Montreal, is really beautiful. It has many old historical buildings and it reminds of some areas in Spain and Italy with the cobblestone roads and the shopfronts with the flowers on the window sills. Really really cool to walk around this area and even nicer to take the horse and cart.

The government wants the horses to be on the roads to attract tourists so they may not charge too much or bargain down as there are price limits.

The rides are usually for half an hour and we started at the front of the Basilica Church in Old Montreal.

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Old Montreal Canada

I love this town. I cannot wait until Summer until I can go down here and be amongst the beauty and atmosphere in this great part of the city of Montreal, Canada. It is bloody cool.

It reminds me of Spain, Italy (Rome) and a touch of London architecture. It certainly has a european feel and considering most of the signs are in French, let’s throw Paris into the equation, except I haven’t been there, so I can only imagine.

Anyway, I want to share these photos with you of Old Montreal because I love it. The waterside is really nice and you can just stroll or roller blade along it, taking in the old train track and the boats docked in the harbour. There is a science exhibition right on the water too and apparently in summer it’s full of people.

I’m excited as summer is approaching.

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