Tuesday, August 7, 2012

More Montreal Photos

In summer outside dining seems to be very popular in Montreal.  A large percentage of restaurants in the area around Concordia University where we attended Fantasia Festival have chairs and tables on the sidewalk in front of their businesses.  From fancy restaurants to coffee shops we saw people sitting outside eating and watching people pass by.  I took some photos after a rainstorm and didn't realized until I looked at them that though the tables and chairs are there, the people must have moved inside. In Montreal's Chinatown I took photos of painting and sculpture scenes on the outside surface of buildings.  These adornments seem to be popular as do large posters in store windows  advertising food.  Montreal's Chinatown always has interesting decorations.

A panoramic photo of movie posters of some movies shown at Fantasia Fest.

Outdoor dining by Concordia University.

More seating and eating options.

Middle Eastern food is served here.

Painted on the side of a building in Chinatown.

Characters from the Chinese classic Journey to the West.

Poster in a bakery window.

Another food poster. 


YTSL said...

Hi sbk --

Thanks for sharing interesting photos of a place that I've heard and read plenty about but probably will never visit in my lifetime.

Re dinner outside in the summer: it's very popular in Europe. I wonder whether it's also the case in other parts of Canada or something that shows Montreal to be more European feeling than other Canadian cities?

Re the Chinatown food posters: am guessing that there are lots of residents there who hail from Hong Kong and Macau. ;b

sbk said...

hi ytsl,

Thanks for your comments.

I have been told that Montreal is the only "European feeling city located in North America." Of course a life long 'Montrealian' told me this.