Montreal: Wandering to My Lunch
Im going to be completely honest with you. I have tried to write this blog entry about four times and each time I have hit Ctl+A and delete. Every time I got about three paragraphs in and wasn't satisfied. I was trying to describe a day where instead of making my 11:30 lunch reservation, I wandered- with little direction- until I found some food and along the way I stumbled upon a new yoga studio, an available apartment, and a lot of tourist attire. Was it too many words? Was I not giving enough background? Did I wander into an irrelevant tangent?
No. I realized that that my day was the exact opposite of paragraphs of words. I was wandering around simply taking everything in. There were few words spoken but many pictures taken. So I have decided to share my lunch wanderings through Montreal, Canada through pictures accompanied by brief narratives.
Hope you enjoy.
I had traveled to Montreal for a work trip but was not going to squander the oppotunity to explore the city. When my search for Le Quartier Genearl brought me to Gilford St. - rather than Gosford St- I decided to just walk around.
Since I was in the middle of high rises and large glass building I was pleasantly surprised to come across this. Perfectly perched atop a hill, looking out over the city. So I decided to turn right.
Wandering down Notre Dam St. I found an alley that looked promising.
This is where I went from downtown building to Old Montreal. Nothing but shops, menus, and cafes.
For the next 2 hours I zig zagged along going in shops, and looking at menus. So much fish tar tar, so much variety, so much fun.
I even came across a little girl making a wish in a well. Well maybe not one wish, more like five.
Finally, I realized that I needed to eat and when I passed by an open court yard, packed with tons of people and a light breeze, I decided to walk in. Without even taking a glance at the menu outside I was pleasantly surprised with a glass of rose and their vegan, gluten free special.
The perfect way to start my wanderings through Montreal. Now back to the hotel until it's time for dinner.