Aug 16, 2010

Montreal


Recently Yun and I spent a weekend in Montreal. It's a lovely, little sleepy city. There is an old French section with cobblestone streets. You can't really tell which country you are in. It feels sort of European and a little American at the same time. Some signs are in French and people speak french. I don't know if it feels Canadian or not because I don't know what Canadian feels like. The weather was perfect so that helped. They say in the winter it's one of the coldest cities in the world. Their slogan is, "Montreal is for lovers." The funny thing is that there are tons of people getting married. Every time you turn a corner, there is a wedding photographer shooting a bride and groom. White limos are driving up and down the avenues. Almost everyone on the street seems to be dressed as if they are in a wedding party. Whoever the marketing person was who sold the city on this lovers idea is a genius. Seems to be working like a charm.

18 comments:

Mónica Vieira said...

Awesome , I really love it

kane said...

My drawing or Montreal?

SKIZO said...

Thank you for sharing
This fabulous work with us
Good creations

Thalibee said...

Funny your perception of Montreal is that a lot of people get married. Actually,I believe the province of Quebec is where there is the lowest rate of marriage in North America. Most couples now choose to live together without ever getting married. You must have visited Old Montreal on a Saturday in mid-summer as the vast majority of couples who still choose to get married do so on those few Saturdays in July and August. After that period it gets very very quiet in the wedding market and then next wedding season will only occur next summer.
PS: I am fascinated by your art work. Thank you for sharing it with us. We get to visit the world through your eyes.

Thalibee said...

Funny your perception of Montreal is that a lot of people get married. Actually,I believe the province of Quebec is where there is the lowest rate of marriage in North America. Most couples now choose to live together without ever getting married. You must have visited Old Montreal on a Saturday in mid-summer as the vast majority of couples who still choose to get married do so on those few Saturdays in July and August. After that period it gets very very quiet in the wedding market and then next wedding season will only occur next summer.
PS: I am fascinated by your art work. Thank you for sharing it with us. We get to visit the world through your eyes.

Anonymous said...

Funny your perception of Montreal is that a lot of people get married. Actually,I believe the province of Quebec is where there is the lowest rate of marriage in North America. Most couples now choose to live together without ever getting married. You must have visited Old Montreal on a Saturday in mid-summer as the vast majority of couples who still choose to get married do so on those few Saturdays in July and August. After that period it gets very very quiet in the wedding market and then next wedding season will only occur next summer.
PS: I am fascinated by your art work. Thank you for sharing it with us. We get to visit the world through your eyes.

Bonhomme said...

Salut Tommy,

Je suis contente d’entende que tu as visité Montréal. Mais, la fois prochaine tu dois visiter la belle ville de Québec et la région de Charlevoix pour l’expérience réelle de Québécois.

Continue ton travail super. Je te souhaite bien,

L’homme de neige.

winna said...

your sketch style makes me feel like smiling--great textures and lively feel..

Dan said...

Love the style man relly cool work

Anonymous said...

I like that you included the graffiti on the wall by the cafe.

Rosa Phoenix said...

You captured a charming view here. I've never been to Montreal but my friend got married there.

Anonova said...

"Canadian" doesn't have a specific feel. Every province and territory, every municipality is different. Like every other country. :)

I love the loose style of your travel sketches. They remind me of 1960s book illos.

Gabrielle said...

Ha - I never heard of this "Montreal is for lovers"! I won't talk for other, but being from Montréal and my first language being french, I see Canada almost as another country.. There are the english canadians (canadiens anglais), and us, in Quebec, who speak french. Did you at least went to Schwartz's?
Montreal is fabulous.

Gabrielle said...

Ha - I never heard of this "Montreal is for lovers"! I won't talk for other, but being from Montréal and my first language being french, I see Canada almost as another country.. There are the english canadians (canadiens anglais), and us, in Quebec, who speak french. Did you at least went to Schwartz's?
Montreal is fabulous.

Gabrielle said...

Sorry for the double post..

kane said...

Thanks for all the info.

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