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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Forgot to Mention Montreal

I went to Montreal for work from February 11th to 13th. Yes, we flew home on Friday, the 13th - and that has its own story (I almost lost my passport - which you now need to go in and out of Canada from the US). I was excited to have a day after the work was done to see the city. Since I had my camera there for work it was a double bonus - and our expert even volunteered to show us around. He had lived in and around Montreal all of his life and knew lots about the city. But it was sooooooooooo cold that all I wanted to do was stay inside. We saw a lot of the city - but by car. And since I was the driver, it was not ideal for seeing stuff. The only opportunity I took to break the DSLR out of my camera bag was from an overlook on top of Mount Royal. We also went into the underground city for a bit and while the food court type place that we explored was quite colorful, I didn't really feel like taking any pictures there. So here is what I got.

You can't miss the "Big O" in this image. The Big O is the Olympic Stadium from the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. Our guide told us that they have finally finished paying for the stadium. We had the chance to drive by the Big O. Yes, it is BIG!!!

Montreal is on an island so there are many bridges and tunnels. I think that we also drove under this bridge - maybe even over it. My normally good sense of direction got totally twisted on this trip. I was driving but just following the directions of our guide.

There are a few more shots on my Flickr photostream. Feel free to take a look.

I guess that I will have to go back to Montreal when it is warmer - summer looks to be an exciting time there.

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