As promised in my first post of this trip series here, I’m going to share some of the beautiful architecture that Old Montreal has to offer. The historic district is filled with cobblestone streets, unique buildings, and a European air. For those of you that don’t know, French is the official language here however the city is very much bilingual. Those in the tourism business will gladly help you out in English and you can barely detect a French accent – I was very impressed by this!
We didn’t venture into Chinatown but from the looks of it, it is worth passing. We parked in a lot right outside of Chinatown because it was in a really convenient location and the flat rate was a much better deal than anything you can find right in the heart of the district.
One of my favorite destinations of this whole trip was the Notre-Dame Basilica. It is absolutely stunning and worth the few dollars for admission. When the doors open, you will find lines so long they wind around the building however it moves quickly.
Check out the massive organ in the back:
The rest of this day we meandered through the old town, ate, and soaked in the sights. Of course, we had to get some poutine as well.
Lastly here is a shot of me in front of one of my favorite streets that I saw during the trip. It was very hot and fairly humid during most of the trip so I stayed in shorts 90% of the time. This sheer top from Delia’s is one of my favorites because of the laser cut detail and it was the perfect lightweight top with a pop of color.
Looking back at these pictures makes me miss exploring such unfamiliar territory but most of all – I just miss the end of summer and how much free time I had for a total of three weeks. No work, no school, just play. Now that I’m back on a busy schedule I have found it difficult to keep up blogging but soon (I hope) there will be more frequent posts from me! I frequently share photos on Instagram, which is basically my photo blog, so follow along there if you’re interested. You can click to the right of this post to see my account. @tinycupofcake
Thanks so much for reading, friends! Despite a lackluster few weeks (months?) of blogging, you guys have been consistently checking back and we are inching closer and closer to 10k hits. It’s not about the numbers and it never should be, but a newbie to the blogosphere like myself has to use numbers as encouragement sometimes of course. :)
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