The Past

The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.

L. P. Hartley   1895-1972 

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

ABC Wednesday - M for Montréal

M is for Montréal which we visited in 2003 for a very wet and windy 2 hours while we waited for our coach to take us to the railway station for an overnight train journey to Halifax.

The 2 hours just allowed a little time to visit the Basilique Notre-Dame-de-Montréal and basically shelter from the rain ..

It's very beautiful inside and I managed to capture these images 

It was very dark inside from what I can remember so I was quite lucky to get these photographs.



RuneE said...

It lookes like a place worth visiting.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Beautiful sights I'm sure.. :O)


leslie said...

Lovely church and beautiful artwork.

Kim from Hiraeth said...

You WERE lucky to get such great shots!

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Ah... Montreal. A beautiful city with much to offer this country... I haven't had the chance to visit it yet but perhaps one day I will.
Wonderful post!! =)
Mountain Retreat-Canada

Suzanne said...

These remind me of the dark churches in Jerusalem. Hard to photograph but you've done a nice job here.

ellen b said...

Montreal is on my list of places I want to visit. I enjoyed your photos!

Bear Naked said...

Thank you for featuring Montréal, one of my favourite cities in my country Canada, on ABC Wednesday.
Hopefully you will be able to spend more time exploring Montréal on future trips.

Bear((( )))

ArneA said...

Altar paintings are some of my most intriguing motives. So much beauty and so much pain

Anonymous said...

A rather Magnificent shelter.

Reader Wil said...

It's very beautiful indeed!

nonizamboni said...

Great captures--what a beautiful place. I enlarged them to see the great murals behind the altar. Very nice. Thanks for sharing!
p.s. Good luck with the mushrooms. You'll have to keep us posted.

babooshka said...

Sound like a beatiful M. The artwork is exquisite.

Jay said...

That's a very ornate church! I don't think I've ever been in one quite so colourful and decorative!

Neva said...

We were in Montreal in July and the churches there were so beautiful....we loved Montreal.

Penguins - move your cursor and take them for a walk !!

Say it as it is ......

Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land amongst the stars.

Look around !!!

What is this life, full of care,

We have no time to stand and stare?

W. H. Davies  1870-1940