Sunday, June 16, 2013

Images from Montreal, Province of Quebec

Crossing into Canada at St. Bernard-de-La-colle (sometimes called Blackpool Border Crossing)

The line ups were not that long but as always we seemed to be in the slow lane. When we got to the customs officer he was very nice and very chatty. That might explain why the line was so slow to move. At least it was a pleasant change to have a friendly customs agent.

City skyline as we approached Montreal from the south.

I am not sure what the name of the bridge is but as we drove around, I discovered it is closer to Old Montreal.

Finding one's way in a new place is always challenging but Montreal seems to have good signage compared to some of the places I travelled just prior (like Albany, NY where I couldn't find the sign to enter the city from the freeway).
I always like to see horse drawn carriages in a large city though I wouldn't like to be riding behind a smoking tour guide.
We easily found our way to Old Montreal (Vieux Montréal)

I love these French/European style buildings and rounded corners.

Notre Dame Basilica completed in 1829.

It is located on Rue Notre Dame (Notre Dame Street).

I enjoy street scenes.

The Canadian Grand Prix Races had concluded the day before we arrived hence the flags in every shop.

I didn't catch the name of this restaurant but I recognize it as one that Anthony Bourdain featured on one of his layover television shows.

Tourist Information Center in Old Montreal
Street Scene

CBC Montreal is the tower on the left as seen through the trees. You can see all the satellite dishes around and a lovely old church too.

A full on view of the CBC Towers

Quebec Court of Appeal

Three flags: Quebec (blue & w hite) & Canada's flag (red & white) and the City of Montreal (red, white, blue, pink & green).

The city skyline shows a lot of construction going on. It seems to be the case everywhere we visited and is the case here at home too.

Making our way to the Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport, renamed after one of Canada's Prime Ministers.

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eileeninmd said...

Thanks for sharing your tour of Montreal! Wonderful photos !

KT said...

I do like the architecture as well!

Denise said...

Appreciate your sharing my friend.

Anonymous said...

The cathedral is stunning.

The Equinox Fashion by Paweerata said...

I will make sure that I will be there someday :)

Lynda said...

Those old stone buildings are so majestic and have definitely stood the test of time. They are very, very beautiful. Thanks for sharing the pics and the explanation for them.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Beautiful images!

Carver said...

Great shots from Montreal. I love to see horse drawn carriages in cities.

Cindy said...

Those are great photos! I have been to all of those places and it's fun to see them again. My sister used to live there and she gave me the grand tour, even through the Basilica!
My niece lives there now and my youngest was there just a month ago. What a beautiful old city! Thank you for the great photo tour!
Hugs, Cindy

John's Island said...

Hi Joyful, I sure enjoyed looking at your pictures of Montreal. I am afraid most Americans do not fully appreciate what a beautiful neighbor we have to our north. They need to be looking at your pictures! Although I have not had the chance (yet) to visit Montreal I feel almost like I've been there through your eyes. Thank you for sharing! John

Joyful said...

Hi Cindy, It's always a blessing to have friends and family who live in beautiful cities. That way one has someone to visit and excuses to stay awhile ;-)

Joyful said...

Hi John, thank you so much for your kind comment. I hope you do get a chance to get to Montreal and other places north of you some day soon. Have a blessed week ahead.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Many of the roads are similar to our closest city but the historical buildings are rather different. It must have been interesting to view so much of Montreal in one day.

My name is Riet said...

That must be a beautiful city and a great trip. Thank you foe charing. I would love to go there one day.

DeniseinVA said...

Great post! I enjoyed my virtual tour very much, thank you. We were in Niagara Falls in Canada for a long weekend recently. Had a super time. Thank you also for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment.

Margaret said...

It has been years since I was last in Montreal.
Thanks for the wonderful photos. I especially like the street views, too.

Unknown said...

I have never been to Montreal but your pictures are sure enticing. Looks like a wonderful place to visit and explore.


Marian said...

Maravilloso!!! ¡Gracias! Dios te bendiga.

Kusum said...

Lovely post! Planning to visit Montreal soon :)

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