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Re: July 3, 2017: Fun Street Art in Montreal

Jonathan L ·
I waited for a bus next to that statue the last time I was in Montreal (in my pre-TG days).
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Re: Montreal: Je Me Souviens

arion ·
Re the name "Montreal": there is a town in France with the same name so it is not certain that the City of Montreal is called that because of Mont Royal. Apart from that small quibble, I heartily agree with all you have written about my home city. Oh, wait ... it really isn't so that "almost everyone speaks English quite well". Venture east of Blvd St Laurent and you'll soon find that isn't the case. But then the average visitor, unless by accident, will not find him/herself in the part of...
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Re: Montreal: Je Me Souviens

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for your note, Arion! I really didn't run into anyone in Montreal who couldn't speak some English. My French is weak at best, but got by here. That certainly wasn't the case as we headed further east. Maybe we can convince you to do a piece on the "hidden Montreal" -- the places only locals know about. I'd like to explore some of them the next time I'm there.
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Re: Montreal: Je Me Souviens

arion ·
Hmmm. Hidden Montreal. I'll have to think about that.
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Re: Montreal: Je Me Souviens

DrFumblefinger ·
Please do. I think it would be great!
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Re: Montreal: Je Me Souviens

Travel Rob ·
Yes Arion,please do. There are a lot of us US travelers that are really unfamiliar with what our great neighboring country has to see.
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Re: Montreal: Je Me Souviens

arion ·
I'll give it some thought while cruising the Hawaiian Islands later this month, if I have a minute when not learning to hula dance, eat poi and look down into volcano craters. Aloha from Montreal, in the Province of Quebec where our provincial government wants to pass a law making it illegal for Muslim women to wear the hijab, for Jewish men to wear the skull cap (forget the proper name) and for South Asian men to wear turbans, if they work in government institutions (i.e. schools,...
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Re: Montreal: Je Me Souviens

DrFumblefinger ·
A word of warning about poi. It's even more tasteless than you've heard.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 17, 2013: Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec

GarryRF ·
Is Montreal a French speaking area of Canada or is it multi-lingual ? I've heard that French tourists have difficulty with Canadian French. Any thoughts ?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 17, 2013: Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec

DrFumblefinger ·
Montreal is multilingual, although most natives speak French as their primary language. You can easily get by here with only English and it's a great city to visit. That's not true in the smaller villages of rural Quebec where you might find it difficult to find someone who doesn't speak French. Canadian French split off from continental French 400 years ago, and the two versions of the language have diverged somewhat over the years. I don't speak much French so I really can't give you many...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 17, 2013: Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec

vivie ·
Montreal... my hometown!! When visiting the Olympic Stadium/Botanical Garden you should also take the opportunity to visit the Insectarium, the Planetarium rio tinto alcan and my favorite the Biodome. Information to all these can be found on the same website as the Botanical Garden. Enjoy!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 17, 2013: Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec

DrFumblefinger ·
Hi Vivie! TravelGumbo loves Montreal! It's such a great city!! Thanks for the tips on other things to see and do in the city. The insectarium is especially cool to see if you have kids who love to look at "gross stuff". These were some of my favorite specimens!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 17, 2013: Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec

vivie ·
Yes Montreal is great. Wish I could go back more often. The fun thing about these attractions is while they are all near one another, there is also a metro station nearby. Cheaper than the taxi and an experience in itself. This is only the tip of the iceberg...so much more to see and experience.
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Re: Visual Bulimia? A Bloated Surfeit of Images?

PHeymont ·
Sheer volume has become a digital-age issue not only for images. The constant flow of e-mail (more spam than real, often); tweets about celebrities' teeth, clothes and turmoil; TV and radio repetitions as well as Konstant Kardashians are serious forms of mind pollution. Sometimes it takes an extended series of images to create a picture, an insight. But too many will mask, not highlight, the point. That's why I enjoy well-curated exhibits of the work of thoughtful (not merely skillful)...
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Re: Church of the Holy Spirit, Heidelberg (Where Gumbo Was #125)

PHeymont ·
Actually, I do know of another, and it’s been featured on TravelGumbo! But that was a different sort of division. St. Helen’s Bishopsgate, in London, has two parallel naves; one was used by the lay parish congregation, and the other by the nuns of the adjoining convent. The division there was by a ceiling-high curtain running the length of the church. The original blog was for Where in the World #23, almost a year and a half ago! Here's the LINK
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Re: Canada to New Citizens: Travel your new country!

DrFumblefinger ·
I think it's a great idea. The country is so large and varies so much fro region to region, it takes a long time to explore all it has to offer.
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Re: Nov. 4, 2019: Reich Brothers, Montreal

George G. ·
TRAVEL ROB has a good photographer's eye.
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Re: Icelandair adds Montreal as 5th Canadian city

DrFumblefinger ·
I've flown Icelandair several times. The fares are reasonable but there's nothing exceptional about the flight experience except the opportunity to visit Iceland at no extra charge. THAT is well worth doing!
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Re: February 3, 2016: Another Notre Dame Cathedral

Marilyn Jones ·
So glorious. I am not Catholic, but I so admire their beautiful cathedrals; many beyond description!!
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Re: February 3, 2016: Another Notre Dame Cathedral

Samantha ·
Amazing pictures. I have been to the Notre Dame in Paris but not this one. We are heading to Canada this year, but only to Vancouver. Will have to plan another to see this beautiful building. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: February 3, 2016: Another Notre Dame Cathedral

PHeymont ·
Looking forward to what you find in Vancouver! On my bucket list but I keep missing...
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Re: February 3, 2016: Another Notre Dame Cathedral

DrFumblefinger ·
Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities I've ever visited. PHeymont, by all means go. Samantha, you'll love your time there!
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Re: February 3, 2016: Another Notre Dame Cathedral

Samantha ·
Thank you for the comment. Hope you make it someday. Will definitely be sharing posts after our visit.
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Re: Sun Life Building, Montreal, Canada

PHeymont ·
Nice! The angle turns a cliche 'looking-up" picture into a really fresh view!
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Montreal: Je Me Souviens

DrFumblefinger ·
There are many great cities to visit in Canada, two of my favorites (for different reasons) being Vancouver and Montreal.  Vancouver has one of the most breath-takingly beautiful settings of any city in the world, and I’ll be discussing it...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 17, 2013: Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec

DrFumblefinger ·
 Montreal is one of Canada's great cities and one of North America's oldest.  It offers many fun things to see and do and, of course, wonderful food to be enjoyed as Montreal is Canada's capital of cuisine.   One of the more interesting...
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Left Bank of the Tiber

PortMoresby ·
  I’d looked online for an apartment for my week in Rome, until I was sick of the thought of going.  At some point I came across a recommendation for a women’s hostel in Trastevere (Tras TAY veree), on what I came to think of as...
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San Juan, Puerto Rico: Outside the Walls

PHeymont ·
Because Puerto Rico was the first freshwater island for 16th-century travelers from Spain, and because it guards the entrance to the Caribbean, its Spanish masters went out of their way to defend it, not only with the huge fortifications at the...
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From the Shoebox, a Gallery of Details

PHeymont ·
The pictures in this gallery are mainly architectural details—rooflines, entrances, windows—noticed in years of walking in cities and having my eye caught by a strong line, an unexpected contrast, an extended shape...I don't even always...
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Visual Bulimia? A Bloated Surfeit of Images?

PortMoresby ·
Moments ago a newsletter landed in my inbox from  Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, announcing its 14th edition of the Biannale of Contemporary Photography, curated by Catalan artist/curator, Joan Fontcuberta, to be held in...
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July 3, 2017: Fun Street Art in Montreal

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob shows a fun street art statue in Montreal
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Sun Life Building, Montreal, Canada

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob shows us one of the prettiest buildings in the world, the Sun Life Building in Montreal Canada
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Mar. 20, 2017: St. Joseph's Oratory, Montreal

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob shares the spectacular and free to visit, St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal in Montreal.
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Laxenburg, Lower Austria

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe shows us the beauties of a small Austrian town with not one, but two, palaces and some beautiful parkland.
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San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, Milan (Where Gumbo was #365)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the beautiful church of San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore in Milan. The church is known for its many beautiful frescoes, and a magnificent space known as the Hall of the Nuns.
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Nov. 4, 2019: Reich Brothers, Montreal

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob sees old signage in Montreal that shows off Montreal's amazing architecture.
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Obernai, France: An Alsatian Treasure

George G. ·
George G shares his love for Obernai, in Alsace, and some practical advice for visiting.
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Barcelona's "Other Architect"

PHeymont ·
Almost everyone who visits Barcelona goes knowing a little about Antonio Gaudi, the “moderniste” architect of the Sagrada Familia basilica and a host of unusual early 20th century buildings. Those who don’t soon find out that Gaudi...
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Canada to New Citizens: Travel your new country!

PHeymont ·
Quebec City...one of the popular visits for new Canadians. For more, click HERE   Canada has a novel gift for its new citizens: a 50%-off railpass to get to know the country's sights and beauty spots, and a menu of over 1200 free cultural...
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Icelandair adds new route to Montreal

DrFumblefinger ·
    Icelandair continues its route expansion with new service betweeen Keflavik airport in Iceland and Trudeau airport in Montreal.  The service will be seasonal starting  May 16, 2016 through November 8, 2016, and will operate 4...
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Anatomy of a Trip (planning begins in earnest)

PortMoresby ·
  I love planning a trip and that may have been what kept me thinking about the next one, even when I wasn’t sure there would be a next one.  After a couple of decades traversing the planet, the process of putting them together had...
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Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Pilar, Buenos Aires (Where Gumbo was #144)

DrFumblefinger ·
The Church of Our Lady of Pilar is one of the oldest churches in Buenos Aires, and a beautiful example of its Colonial era architecture. It adjoins the famous Recoleta Cemetery.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 2, 2015: Botanical Garden, Montreal

DrFumblefinger ·
    Montreal is a great travel destination, with a four century old historic center, wonderful restaurants and museums, and a great botanical garden.  There are different regions to the garden, including a fascinating Chinese section...
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February 3, 2016: Another Notre Dame Cathedral

DrFumblefinger ·
Today's we visit the historic Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, Quebec
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'Mona Lisa smile' eludes tomb searchers

PHeymont ·
Silvano Vinceti announcing his previous theory, 2011   Mona Lisa's smile in the famous portrait by Leonardo da Vinci has captured the hearts and imagination and hearts of thousands, and the speculations of even more: Why is she smiling? Who is...
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Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob shows you the craftsmanship and incredible interior of Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal.
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Barbie Expo, Montreal

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob was surprised to see just how nice the Barbie Expo in Montreal is.
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Reflection of Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob sees an interesting reflection while leaving Montreal.
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A Rainy Day in Santiago

Marilyn Jones ·
Veteran traveler Marilyn Jones turns a rainy day on the road into a busy day of varied sights.
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A Rambler in Lisbon

PHeymont ·
Lisbon is a city with a long history, steep hills, and lots of memorable street scenes. PHeymont shares some here.
 
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