2014 – Twelve months in Pictures

2014 has come and gone, and now we are at the start of 2015. It has been quite some year. We have found ourselves in different countries, cities and continents. We’ve been to Boppard (Germany), Bristol (UK) and Brighton (UK). We’ve spent time in Kathmandu (Nepal) and Montreal (Canada). We’ve seen the German Alps, the…

Bye bye Montréal, it’s been great to get to know you!

We are back in England. Over the last three months (and a bit) we have been based in Montréal, Canada. Three months is a long time, and plenty of time to get to know the place, the good and the bad. The city is truly beautiful in both sun and snow. Generally the people are…

Three seasons at the Biosphère in Montréal

Nearly three months have passed since we arrived in Montréal. In that time we have experienced the heat of summer, the protean abundance of autumn, and now, with the first snow: winter.  The locals may disagree with the seasonal classification yet: four centimetres of snow is nothing compared to what awaits them in February. The…

Autumn chill in Parc Lafontaine

It is getting colder and the mercury dipped below zero (degrees Celsius ~ 32 Fahrenheit) for the first time this weekend. Although during the day it is not freezing yet, there certainly is a chill in the air. Still, today was a wonderful sunny day and although some remnants of the night frost where visible…

Views from the train (Amtrak through the Adirondacks)

Once a day, there is a train leaving from Montréal and travelling south to Penn Station, New York City. After crossing the border and a thorough check at Rouses Point, the train meanders through the New York country side via Westport and Saratoga Springs. On its way it passes Lake Champlain and Lake George. If…

Jean Talon Market – Fresh Fruit and Vegetables in Montréal

Marché Jean-Talon, in the quarter called Little Italy, is where farmers from the areas around Montréal come to flog their produce all year round, even during the winter. Hallowe’en is approaching rapidly everywhere and so also on Jean-Talon Market. Everywhere you see the pumpkins in all shapes and sizes. Some are so big you can live in…

Time for a video

Three weeks in Montréal and finally found time to edit some videos. Some of the sights in the video include Place des Arts, the Notre Dame, Bonsecours Market in Old Montréal and the Hôtel-de-Ville.

Streetart Québécois

On the streets of Québec City and Montréal I’ve found some interesting graffiti, paintings and elaborate figures. These range from pink horses and monsters to extras from the Betty Boop cartoons. You may even be afforded a glance into what an artist thinks might take place within a house. Or you might stumble upon golden jesters running,…