Today is my last full day in Montreal, and it’s been an extremely relaxing one at that. I awoke to find that it was absolutely pouring outside, so I dressed, donned my handy umbrella and decided to walk around anyway. After 10 days here, I feel quite at home and given I’ve walked everywhere during my stay here, probably know the streets better than I do in San Francisco where I grew up! And the time here has done wonders for my french…I’ve come a long way from my first blog (where I ordered in French and the waiter answered me in English). At each of the stores that I wandered into I had extensive conversations in French with the owner, and each one of them complemented me on my accent and are surprised that a California girl can speak their language so well. Yahoo!
When the rain really started coming down I ducked into a little tea room, where I have enjoyed writing and reading for the past few hours, and now that the sun has come out again think I will take another walk before it grows dark. But first, here are some pictures that I took during a break in the rain…
Blinded by the light! The beautiful St. Pierre church.
Inside the St. Pierre church…I loved the rainbow streamers draped across the pulpit, and couldn’t help but wonder if they didn’t have something to do with the fact that this church is located in the heart of the Latin Quarter (which is at the heart of the gay community).