Tamara's Journeys

Journeys as great as the destinations.

Montreal, Quebec

June 15th, 2014

Montreal is the largest city in Quebec, the second-largest in Canada and the 8th-largest in North America. It’s also the site of my latest weekend adventure. I hope you enjoy the photos.

This huge lion that lies at the entrance to the Botanical Garden's rose garden was donated by the city of Lyon on the occasion of the 350th anniversary of Montreal in 1992.

This huge lion that lies at the entrance to the Botanical Garden’s rose garden was donated by the city of Lyon on the occasion of the 350th anniversary of Montreal in 1992.

Black Tamarin monkey in Biodome.

Black Tamarin monkey in Biodome.

Biodome Penquins

King Penquins in the Sub-Antartic area of the Biodome. The temp is kept at 2C.

Biodome Puffins

Puffins in the Labrador Coast area of the Biodome. Temps here never rise above 12C to match their region of coastline.

Biodome Sturgeon

The cold, salt water Gulf of St. Lawrence is home to the ancient looking Sturgeon. The Biodome also offers a cold water estuary in this area.

Montreal Biodome originally home of the 1976 Olympic games.

Montreal Biodome originally home of the 1976 Olympic games.

This 7ft English Pug Sculpture is one of two bronze sculptures in the city by Montreal artist Marc-André J. Fortier.

I found this English Pug Sculpture very amusing. How nice to have whimsy on display.

Pacini Restaurant where I had a wonderful frittata and grilled bread.

Old Montreal 1657 School Location

Location of first school in Montreal that dates to 1657.

Old Montreal Bronze Woman 1

Bronze Sculpture by Rose-Aimee Belanger

Old Montreal Bronze Woman 2

Bronze Sculpture by Rose-Aimee Belanger

Old Montreal Three Women Sculpture

Plus size bronze sculpture by Rose-Aimee Belanger to make people smile.

Old Montreal Chapel of Notre-Dame du Sacré-Cœur 1

Chapel of Notre-Dame du Sacré-Cœur was redone after a fire. The entire room is linden wood, except the 32-panel bronze panel alter piece.

Old Montreal Chinatown Gate

Chinatown is located within walking distance of downtown Montreal and home to many of Montreal’s East Asian community centers.

Old Montreal Cirque Accordian Man

Cirque du Soleil Accordian Man to help you turn your world upside down.

Old Montreal Cirque Greeter

Cirque du Soleil painted greeter.

Old Montreal Kurios Tent

Cirque du Soleil Kurios tents set up at the Old Port in Montreal. The steampunk show immerses the viewer in a mysterious and fascinating realm that disorients the senses and challenges perceptions, leaving you to wonder: “Is it real, or just a figment of my imagination?”

Old Montreal Doors of Justice

Bronze Doors of Justice on the Court of Appeals. Very impressive sight indeed!

Old Montreal La Maison Du Patriote

Entrance of La Maison Du Patriote on the cobblestoned Rue St. Paul Est.

Old Montreal Joverse Mural

Mural advertising Joverse Bar in Old Montreal. I just liked it.

New York Life Insurance Building on Place d’Armes square.

Old Montreal Notre-Dame Basillica

The great organ at Notre-Dame Cathedral was built in 1891 and has undergone several restorations. To mark its 100th anniversary, additional stops were installed, bringing the total number of pipes to 7,000.

Old Montreal Notre-Dame Interior

The Notre-Dame pulpit (on the left) is one of the Cathedral’s greatest ornaments. The two ground-level figures are Old Testament prophets Ezekiel and Jeremiah to symbolize that the Old Testament of the Bible is the basis of Christian faith.

Old Montreal Place d'Armes

George III Monument in Place d’Armes square in front of Notre-Dame Cathedral.

Old Montreal Rue Saint Paul

Busy afternoon on the cobblestones of Rue St. Paul in Old Montreal.

Old Montreal Ruse Saint Paul Early Morning

Quiet time during the early morning hours on Rue St Paul.

Old Port Montreal Cirque Tents

Cirque du Soleil tents.

Old Montreal Cirque Blue Man

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Tamara's Journeys

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