After 5 crazy, jam-packed days of listening to panels, meeting new people and generally staying up late partying and celebrating such a wonderful gathering…the WorldCon has finally come to an end. There were a few panels left today to attend, but after the closing ceremonies at 4, I decided to go on a much needed walk through a part of the city I haven’t yet explored. The evening was beautiful and had a comforting wet smell from the day’s earlier rain, and I enjoyed dodging puddles as I set out to search for churches.
My journey took me through the cobbled streets of the old city, and into the newer paved streets of the bustling downtown. Amidst the new department stores and souvenir shops, there are a smattering of old, grand churches, and it is at these spots, the churches, the statues, the cobbled streets, that I feel able to clear my head and think writerly thoughts…
Cathedral Marie-Reine du Monde
Fairmont Hotel, St. Elizabeth: this was the hotel where John Lennon and Yoko Ono did their “bed in”. I realize that this isn’t a church, but it’s a sacred place nonetheless!
Then this evening I was able to enjoy a beautiful evening sitting out on a park bench along the water…that is until it rained. But the night was so beautiful and warm that I decided to take a few pictures before heading in…
Le Marche Bonsecours: an indoor market filled with craft vendors
Rue de la Commune: the main road along the water. During the day it is packed with horse drawn carriages!