I arrived in Montreal last night; just in time to have a late dinner with my friend and colleague Noni Rudavsky.
We started off this morning to explore the neighborhood. With our sense of irony firmly in our hands, we started our explorations by taking a tour of the Mary, Queen of the World, Cathedral. This magnificent building was originally dedicated to St. James and is a 1/3 scale model of St. Peter''s in Rome. Our very patient and informative guide explained all the mysterious to us Catholic imagery and icons.
After church, we randomly picked a street to walk along. We saw some great street art and a wonderful exhibit by the McCord museum. The showed beautiful historical photographs and then "Pieces of Pictures" a detail of the photo that somehow exemplified or changed the story of the photo.
This inspired us to find the museum itself. The McCord show a great glimpse of early life in the region through photo''s, clothing, and sports equipment.
We were also impressed with the many "rent a bike" stations that we saw.