Photography: Montreal Day 5 11/19/22: Old Montreal/La Grand Roue de Montreal

If you’ve been frequenting this site over the course of the past month or two. you might recall that last month, I went to Montreal, to cover the 17th edition of M for Montreal (M pour Montreal in French), an annual conference and festival, which takes place over the course of four days in late November in Canada’s second largest city. Since the inaugural edition back in 2005, M for Montreal quickly expanded to feature a selection of over 100 emerging, buzz-worthy and/or breakout acts from across Francophone Canada (Quebec, New Brunswick and parts of Ontario), the rest of Canada and a selection of international acts playing in showcases in Montreal’s top venues. 

My last full day in Montreal was an extremely busy one: I managed to do quite a bit of touristy stuff while packing in a full night of music coverage. I started the day with a walk to Hotel Nelligan‘s Nelli Bistro for a wonderful breakfast.

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Caption: Classic Breakfast at Nelli Bistro: Eggs, sausage, bacon, potatoes, fruit and a croissant. It was extradorinaiy — and in a gorgeous setting.
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Caption: Lattes — with latte art, Nelli Bistro.

Of course, while walking down Boulevard Saint Laurent, I had to take some pictures. It had snowed Wednesday morning and late Friday night/Saturday morning, so there was quite a bit of snow still covering much of everything.

Saturday was a very busy day. I squeezed in a visit to Old Montreal and the Port of Old Montreal — for the La Grande Roue de Montreal. Old Montreal may arguably be the most charming and most European part of town.

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Caption: Downtown Montreal from La Grand Rose de Montreal.
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Caption: Downtown Montreal from La Grande Rose de Montreal. From this vantage point, you can see Mont Royal and the Mont Royal Cross in the distance,.
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Caption: Jacques Cartier Bridge and below. thee Saint Lawrence River.
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Caption: La Grande Roue de Montreal.