Bitching Brew

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Montreal


The build-up to a Montreal Canadiens (Habs) game. The Real Madrid of ice hockey doesn't let fans or visitors forget its history.


The Habs have a penalty shot, and the arena holds its breath. (A penalty shot is extremely rare, and is a special moment for a hockey fan.) No goal though.


The Habs overwhelm the Philadelphia Flyers' defence in the build-up to their fourth goal.


A quiet street corner by the hostel. Locals nod and say "Bonjour". I like it; Anglophones could learn a thing or two from Montreal manners.


Boul. Saint-Laurent (I think) in the Plateau Mont-Royal district. I was looking for Montreal bagels at the time.


Looking downtown from near McGill University.


McGill.


Waiting for a metro around midnight. The subway stations in Montreal are excellent - much better than those under Toronto.


A nod to Paris.


Basilica Notre-Dame.


L'Hôtel de Ville - Montreal's City Hall.


Vieux-Montreal - the old city. It's about the size of Dublin's Temple Bar and is equally over-rated.

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3 Comments:

  • The Flyers are once again overwhelmed. This comes as no surprise to this native Philadelphian. Our sports teams are notorious for tanking, except, occasionally, the Eagles.

    By Blogger dpineapple, at Sat Dec 01, 03:06:00 a.m.  

  • You have a good team this year. They should at least make the play-offs.

    Spare a thought for the floundering New York Knicks... nah, don't.

    By Blogger Martin, at Wed Dec 05, 01:17:00 p.m.  

  • LOL. I also think that Old Montreal is overrated. Old Quebec is 10 times better.
    :-)

    By Blogger Sonia, at Sun Mar 29, 06:07:00 a.m.  

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