Montreal, A Walking City

Arun Shanbhag Montreal Mont Royal
We must have pounded all the sidewalks in Montreal! On their popular Rue Ste Catherine, we saw this movie theater showcasing an International Film Festival. The alcove was beautifully rimmed with flags. I was mesmerized by the glass ceiling, 25 -30 feet high up, which created its own art with the reflected flags and people at ground level. Here, I appeared well positioned to the right of the white ticket booth, and a crowd was starting to gather near the front. M saunters behind me with her red bag.
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From Montreal – Bouquets of Joy

Bouquets of flowers from Montreal pics by Arun Shanbhag
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A couple of weeks ago we drove up to Montreal, Canada for a short holiday. What a beautiful city and a beautiful people! Oh, those restaurants! Certainly more about those in a separate post. Strolling on the heavily walked, St Catherine's Ave, we saw a little stall surrounded by buckets of flowers for sale. The guy had very simple, yet colorful bouquets in his bucket and gladly agreed to let me shoot. There was no rearrangement of the flowers. I just pointed to the bunches he had placed in the bucket and shot! Spectacular! Spectacular!

Merci Montreal!
Bouquets of flowers from Montreal pics by Arun Shanbhag

Bouquets of flowers from Montreal pics by Arun Shanbhag


My Other Montreal Related Posts:


My Flower Posts:


On Flower Sellers:

Moraine Lake, a few more pics

Picture of Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada by Arun Shanbhag
Continuing my photo tour of Moraine Lake, in Banff National Forest, Alberta, Canada. Another view of Moraine Lake with only a few of the ten surrounding peaks.

On the right, this impressive mountain keeps a watchful eye on the serene lake.
Picture of Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada Arun Shanbhag

Behind me was this 'terminal moraine.' The glacier coming down the hill deposited remnants of rock in a nice pile before receding. Probably from 1000s of years ago. The pile of dead trees in the previous photo were to the left of this pile
Picture of Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada Arun Shanbhag

View from the access road, which closed the day after we returned and becomes a ski trail for the winter.
Picture of Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada Arun Shanbhag

Even the simple evergreen forests of douglas fir, white spruce and pine were breathtaking!
Picture of Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada Arun Shanbhag


From our Calgary Visit:


From our Montreal Visit:

Visiting Lake Louise, Canada

I see everyone is enjoying deelight, radhika and basrya's pics. Sorry, I could not reply to your comments or see your related posts. Will catch once I return home on Wed next week.

We are having a blast here in Canada. Lake Louise is spectacular! An emerald lake fed by run-off from several glaciers. Lots of hiking, and ooohs and aaahs over fantastic vistas. We are so tired by the end of the day, we are in bed by 8:00 pm (the time zone difference too!). Today we traveled further north to the Columbia Icefields which feed 32 different glaciers. A special bus with gigantic tires took us about a mile onto the Athabasca glacier. With the constant run-off at one end and the snow falling at the other end, I felt I had stepped onto a living being. Fascination at walking on the glacier in blizzard like conditions was tempered with sadness, knowing/seeing the glaciers recede. In a generation, many of these will have melted away.

Work-related activities from tomorrow. Have a great day!


See our Picture Posts from our Calgary Visit:

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