Summer Photos 1 taken in our Jardin Botanique de Montréal. A Montreal Botanical Garden with its many thematic gardens including a Chinese Garden, a First Nation Garden, a Japanese Garden and a Frédéric Back Tree.
Summer Photos 2 and a local Ontario Street culture. A street that was named after Lake Ontario in 1842. Ontario being the Huron word for one of our five "Great Lakes" as well as a border between the Huron and the Iroquois communities.
I love second hand stores. I love browsing in what is usually a clutter of all kinds of second hand "things" in a complete disorder. I always feel I just might find the one and only "treasure" worth millions hidden somewhere. Summer Photos 3 is a good example.
Summer Photos 4 and a Société de Transport de Montréal that operates and maintains our metro service with its 68 metro stations and four different lines. An STM that also contributes to the improvement and the maintenance of our local transit network.
Summer Photos 5 and 876 km of bicycle lanes. Montreal is definitely a bicycle city adapted to bicycle transport, bicycle recreation, bicycle exercise and bicycle sport. The large number of "vélos" everywhere is certainly a confirmation.
A Summer Photos 6 in Downtown Montreal with a few stops in "le Vieux-Montréal" and "le Vieux-Port" both located in the Ville-Marie borough and highly favored and visited by local residents and by tourists from all over the world.
A Summer Photos 7 and a City of Montreal that, up until recently, was spending hundreds of millions of dollars to fix our water supply system while construction crews hired by the provincial government were tearing up and repaving major highways.
A Summer Photos 8, a plaza described as on open urban space and our very own and very famous Plaza Saint-Hubert, one if not the most popular commercial street visited by thousands all year round including Summers and Winters.
A Summer Photos 9 with street signs that confirm our right hand traffic and that tell us what the speed limit is, where to park or where not to park, where to play golf, and so on. Whatever their message, signs play an important role in our public environment.
A Summer Photos 10 dedicated to the First Nations Garden located in the middle of our Botanical Garden. A typical First Nations Garden surrounded by the Chinese Garden, the Japanese Garden, the Pond Garden, the Flowery Brook and the Alpine Garden.
A Summer Photos 11 with different backstreets and different wooden fences. Each with its own design, its own color, its own personality and its own degree of maintenance. Fencing is an important addition to a property, fences that bring comfort and reassurance.
A Summer Photos 12 and an interesting story of the George-Étienne-Cartier Square and Park surrounded by St-Henri and St-Ambroise streets, close to the St-Rémi tunnel in Le Sud-Ouest borough of the City of Montreal.
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A Summer Photos 14 along with a very peaceful and very quiet moment in the Parc Maisonneuve in Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie. A nice "motorcycle ride" between two seasons, the end of our Summer season and the beginning of Fall, our most colorful season.
A Summer Photos 15 related to "Yanni mon petit-fils et son ami Christo, tous deux alors âgés de 11 ans, devaient absolument commencer le travail sur l'Irlande qui leur avait été assigné pour la rentrée en septembre".
A Summer Photos 16 and a moment of peace easily found in a section called "les étangs" in our "fabulous" Jardin Botanique de Montréal. A bench or a garden chair and that's it, peace. We hope you enjoy this very brief, very peaceful moment!
A Summer Photos 17 in a back yard close by, during the Fall season. Fall being when all the leaves of all the local trees change colors and cover the grounds. Some are used as fertilizer while others are gathered, put into bags and picked up by the City where and also used as fertilizers, at least part of it.
A Summer Photos 18 of streets in downtown Montreal where corporate headquarters and skyscrapers cannot, by law, be higher then the Mount Royal mountain (233 meters or 255 yards). Streets such Ste-Catherine East and West divided in two by the St-Laurent Boulevard. .
A Summer Photos 19 of a backstreet with its interesting wire netting fences. Fences to define boundaries between properties and to create barriers between private and public space. Fences that may or may not provide security against all kinds of intrusions.
A Summer Photos 20 to discover the many different green arrangements, colorful flower beds and various garden ornaments. Summer arrangements that change colors in the Fall, that spend Winter under the snow and that are nurtured again in the Spring.
Summer Photos 21: Une zone boisée, le Parc Bois-des-Pères situé dans Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie entre la rue Dickson et l’Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, propriétaire du boisé. This is Montreal by the way, sometimes French, sometimes English.
A Summer Photos 22 in theJardin botanique de Montréal. A Botanical Garden founded in 1931 by Brother Marie-Victorin and mayor Camillien Houde with grounds designed by Henry Teuscher and an Art Deco building designed by Lucien Kéroack.
A Summer Photos 23 in Saint-Henri part of Le Sud-Ouest. First what seems to be a cement or concrete company and then what is left of the old Canada Malting Co. built in 1905 and now located in the City du Havre in Ville-Marie.
A Summer Photos 24 and a stroll in the Little Italy on a street with many different outdoor staircases. Two historical reasons for all our outdoor staircases, to save on heating costs during Winter and to give tenants a separate entrance.
A Summer Photos 25 and a Sunday afternoon in the Quartier Chinois in downtown Montreal. Definitely during a special event but I forgot to ask. That said, it was a very colorful and very pleasant moment.
Discovering the many aspects that characterize Montreal and Montrealers