A Winter Photos 1 series to show you the other side of our Montreal Summer Photos series already online. A series of 20 that started before the COVID-19 but, unfortunately, that ended with the COVID-19 still around.
A Montreal Winter Photos 2 at the Montreal Botanical Garden where a quiet and peaceful walk is always possible in any of our four seasons. A Garden presently closed but, it will eventually reopen and, in the meantime, we need to be careful and we need to be patient.
A Montreal Winter Photos 3 and a "secret" shared by many business men (now called business people) my father told me about a specific part of the Sherbrooke Street East. A part of Sherbrooke street that, many years ago, was lined with many fancy restaurants.
A Winter Photos 4 and a few outside moments after a snowy winter day. Snow has already been removed from most cars and stairs by the residents while streets and sidewalks have already been cleared by the snow removal teams of the City of Montreal.
A Winter Photos 5 and a winter version of some of the benches in the Montreal Botanical Garden. Benches definitely used by visitors according to the footprints seen in the snow. A beautiful Garden in each and every seasons.
Winter Photos 6 and a winter version of the Montreal Olympic Stadium, the Tower Observatory and the Olympic Park all three presently closed because of COVID-19 of course. A vaccine is on the way so... life will never be the same but, it will still be life.
Interesting "sceneries" in some of Montreal streets is what Winter Photos 7 is all about. Different tastes, different styles and different preferences. That's what cities are all about. We each have our very own and very personal likes and dislikes.
The Maisonneuve Park is located on one side of Sherbrooke Street near Pie IX boulevard and the Olympic Stadium is located on the other side of the Street. A Winter Photos 8 and what was then a very ordinary and very plesant walk no longer recommended.
Winter Photos 9 with graffitis found and liked and photographed on Ontario Street East. Graffitis that could have already been replaced by other graffitis since graffiti artists tend to be prolific. To me, graffiti is art, not vandalism.
The very unpleasant and very dangerous Coronavirus of the present days does bring all kinds of important changes in our daily routines, The possibility of catching COVID-19 and getting infected is real but so is Winter Photos 10.
The back entrance of the appartment towers of the 1976 Olympic Village is also a short cut between Dickson Street and the Maisonneuve Park. The end of a day with not much light, a snow that is no longer just white and a Winter Photos 11.
Construction plus COVID-19, plus Winter Photos 12 on Ontario Street, a commercial street in Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve where many retail stores and other SMEs - Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises - are closed, must close even though it's bad for business.
The Olympic Village, in the middle of the twin towers and their olympic past, with the Maisonneuve Park accross the street. A "brown" day mostly and a mixture of white and dirty snow, an ambiguous sun and a Winter Photos 13.
A winter version of the Japanese Garden and this is what our Botanical Garden says about this particular Garden. "Entering a Japanese Garden is a way of returning to an environment in which people can find peace and harmony, away from the rapid pace of modern life". Enjoy this Winter Photos 14.
A Winter Photos 15 with normal winter scenes when the snow almost white... A snow that never stays white for a very long time, not on most if not all our streets. A snow that is rapidly removed by the City and roads that are rapidly taken over by cars, buses, trucks...
Winter Photos 16 colors on an overpass on Sherbrooke Street East and to a Botanical Garden with two entrances, one corner of Pierre-de-Coubertin Avenue and Pie-IX Boulevard and another on Rosemont Boulevard, between Viau Street and Pie-IX Boulevard.
This Winter Photos 17 of the Botanical Garden reminds me of school days. It is not where played after school when we were kids but it looks a lot like our old neighbourhood. Many different parks with many trees and a whole bunch of kids who are no longer young.
Winter Photos 18 of the parking in the back of the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital. One that is quite different from the parking in front of the hospital where employees' and visitors' cars are all parked. Many cars but not as interesting as many trucks.
Discovering the many aspects that characterize Montreal and Montrealers