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RiponredTJ 10-14-2010 06:48 PM

City Hall.

http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/p...TLCityHall.jpg

RiponredTJ 10-14-2010 06:50 PM

More real estate.

http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/p...MtlHousing.jpg

RiponredTJ 10-14-2010 06:52 PM

And La Ronde

http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/p...J/LaRonde3.jpg

http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/p...J/LaRonde4.jpg

http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/p...J/LaRonde1.jpg

http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/p...J/LaRonde2.jpg

http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/p...J/LaRonde5.jpg

http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/p...J/LaRonde6.jpg

RiponredTJ 10-14-2010 07:04 PM

Montreal Grand Prix

http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/p...dTJ/MTLGP2.jpg

http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/p...dTJ/MTLGP3.jpg

http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/p...dTJ/MTLGP1.jpg

RiponredTJ 10-14-2010 07:08 PM

http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/p...edTJ/Habs1.jpg

http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/p...ntreal_cup.jpg

RiponredTJ 10-14-2010 07:25 PM

Mont Royal. Huge park in the middle of town.

http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/p.../MontRoyal.jpg

http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/p...MontRoyal2.png

http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/p...MontRoyal1.jpg

RiponredTJ 10-14-2010 07:42 PM

Can you tell I like Montreal?

lamarr28 10-15-2010 01:38 PM

montreal
 
lac saint jean is the best

RiponredTJ 10-15-2010 04:06 PM

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Originally Posted by lamarr28 (Post 25822)
lac saint jean is the best

Yah, the Saguenay-Lac Saint Jean region of Quebec has pretty spectacular scenery.

http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/p.../Saguenay1.jpg

http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/p.../Saguenay2.jpg

But it's in a totally different part of the province.

RiponredTJ 10-17-2010 01:04 PM

Another nice belfry in the West Island

http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/p.../MtlBelfry.jpg

And a windmill. Historically significant places.

http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/p...tlWindmill.jpg

jeepcache 10-17-2010 02:07 PM

Montreal sure looks beautiful! i have heard horror stories about the locals not being too fond of Americans though...

RiponredTJ 10-17-2010 03:02 PM

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Originally Posted by jeepcache (Post 27097)
Montreal sure looks beautiful! i have heard horror stories about the locals not being too fond of Americans though...

That's one of the biggest myths that's ever been perpetrated about Montreal and the province of Quebec.

It's just like saying everyone in the southern states plays the theme song from Deliverance on their banjos.

Montreal is one of the safest, most welcoming cosmopolitan places on earth, but it is a bit like traveling to a foreign country :)

RiponredTJ 10-17-2010 04:33 PM

The good thing is, most of the people that visit act civilized, so everything is usually very copacetic and congenial here, resulting in the great party atmosphere this city is well known for :D

RiponredTJ 10-17-2010 06:11 PM

So here's that same church from a different perspective.

That's my wife and my youngest.

http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/p...redTJ/Ice1.jpg

And a view of Montreal from the West Island on a brisk day.
Downtown is on the other side of the little igneous intrusion in the background.

http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/p...redTJ/Ice2.jpg

RiponredTJ 10-17-2010 06:27 PM

A little town hall in the next town over from mine.
A bastion of English and a thorn in the side of separatists :)

http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/p...feTownHall.jpg

RiponredTJ 10-17-2010 08:51 PM

Home of the Cirque du Soleil

http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/p...TJ/Cirque1.jpg

http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/p...TJ/Cirque2.jpg

http://i416.photobucket.com/albums/p...TJ/Cirque3.jpg

RiponredTJ 10-18-2010 06:31 PM

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The Montreal St. Patrick's Parade has run consecutively since 1824 and is one huge fun filled party. Not to be missed on a sunny March day. A great family event and a pretty intense party atmosphere up and down a good part of St. Catherine Street.

RiponredTJ 10-18-2010 07:30 PM

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Montreal Museum Of Fine Arts

kaedence 10-20-2010 03:20 PM

After seeing these pictures I really want to visit Montreal to take some pictures of my own. I just hope they are a bit nicer than when I visited Hull. I speak French so I didn't have a problem but they were very rude to my parents who only speak English.

RiponredTJ 10-20-2010 05:07 PM

Here we go again :(

Montreal is not Hull. Hull is across the river from Ottawa where French civil servants work and live. Comparing Hull to Montreal is like comparing PeeWee Herman to John Holmes.

Most of the visitors that come to Montreal don't speak French, yet they keep coming back for more. :D

kaedence 10-21-2010 12:38 AM

I know the difference. I was saying I hope the people in Montreal are nicer and from what you have said I'm sure they will be.

RiponredTJ 10-22-2010 12:03 PM

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When it comes to food and fine dining, Montreal ranks right up there with the best of them in terms of the quality and the variety that's available 24/7.

Plus we have

RiponredTJ 11-02-2010 04:02 PM

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Here's one of the sweetest addresses in Montreal, originally designed by Moshe Safdie for Expo 67.

dlouch 11-03-2010 05:31 PM

Ah, Montreal. The only city in world with enough vibrancy that there regularly is a traffic jam at 2am in the morning! Try driving down Ste. Catherine street at that time, and you'll know what I mean!

RiponredTJ 11-03-2010 06:42 PM

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Originally Posted by dlouch (Post 34190)
Ah, Montreal. The only city in world with enough vibrancy that there regularly is a traffic jam at 2am in the morning! Try driving down Ste. Catherine street at that time, and you'll know what I mean!

There's slow nights too, dlouch :cool:
Cheers.

RiponredTJ 11-13-2010 04:35 PM

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Here's some nice birds resting up in lake St. Louis before they proceed southward.
Valois Bay.

SendEveryone 11-15-2010 03:08 PM

Great Pictures RiponredTJ...:D

SendEveryone 11-15-2010 03:30 PM

One of my fav's:
http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt190/Mccc/3.jpg

RiponredTJ 11-16-2010 07:46 PM

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A lot of the pictures are not mine.
But I liked them too.
Cheers.

rasears 11-19-2010 06:31 PM

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Originally Posted by RiponredTJ (Post 29869)
When it comes to food and fine dining, Montreal ranks right up there with the best of them in terms of the quality and the variety that's available 24/7.

I can one-up your smoked meat shot...smoked meat poutine!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2179/...e779440cb7.jpg
Smoked Meat Poutine @ The Main by rasears, on Flickr

RiponredTJ 11-19-2010 06:35 PM

I just drooled!

rasears 11-19-2010 06:37 PM

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Originally Posted by jeepcache (Post 27097)
Montreal sure looks beautiful! i have heard horror stories about the locals not being too fond of Americans though...

I think this comes as a result of americans being not so familiar with multi-lingual situations. At least that's how it was for me when I moved there...once I chilled out and just started with a polite "Bonjour, Hello" it was pretty obvious which language I was better at and people were pretty nice about it (99% of the time). Some people aren't very good at English and lord knows my French was terrible. Waitstaff know that americans tip better than europeans so once they figure that they are usually very nice to you. :)

RiponredTJ 11-19-2010 07:22 PM

I think pretty well anywhere you go, you need to look around and see how people are acting so that you behave accordingly.

ed_brews_now 11-22-2010 10:38 PM

Also for nightly entertainment, Montreal is the lap-dance capital of the world. At least it use to be. At least that is what I have been told.

Unfortunately, the times when I went to Montreal, I was in the company of women. So I couldn't get out.

RiponredTJ 11-27-2010 02:45 PM

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First snow of the year and the Seaway in the background.

RiponredTJ 11-27-2010 02:46 PM

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Snow squall moving in

andrewtrsmith 12-06-2010 04:07 PM

Cote St. Luc
 
Hey guys,

I'm heading up to Montreal (staying in St. Luc with a friend of mine) in February and i'm wondering whats around for both good local beers and food. My friend isen't a big beer guy so he sticks to the large commercial stuff but i'm wondering if there are any microbrews around.

Also I've got reservations for Au Pied de Cochon but is there any other cool local restaurants I should be checking out?

Thanks
A

RiponredTJ 12-07-2010 07:19 PM

I hear this place is great if your pockets are deep enough

Montreal Restaurants - La Queue de Cheval - Montral, Canada

RiponredTJ 12-08-2010 10:06 AM

Here's a couple more nice places.
LE CHEVAL BLANC - Beer and Brew pub
Brutopia
Gibbys Restaurant - Old Montreal, Saint-Sauveur

Didje 12-09-2010 06:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by andrewtrsmith (Post 49876)
Hey guys,

I'm heading up to Montreal (staying in St. Luc with a friend of mine) in February and i'm wondering whats around for both good local beers and food. My friend isen't a big beer guy so he sticks to the large commercial stuff but i'm wondering if there are any microbrews around.

Also I've got reservations for Au Pied de Cochon but is there any other cool local restaurants I should be checking out?

Thanks
A

I live very close to Cote St-Luc (I'm in NDG) and there are quite a lot of nice places around there. Of course, Downtown Montreal is only a 10-minute cab ride so the restaurant options are plenty!

What type of food are you into?
Let me know and I shall give you a few suggestions.

Here's a local pub in NDG with good beer and food - gotta try those sweet potato chips on a hockey night :) Ye Olde Orchard


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