Monday, June 18, 2012
Montreal Part Deux
From the top: 1-3. Schwartz' Deli, best smoke meat sandwich in Mile End. 4-5. Cute vintage shops in Mile End on Boul. Saint-Laurent (same street as Schwartz' Deli). 6-8. Pics of little houses in Le Plateau, some have large paintings on the side like the one above on Av. Duluth. 9-11. Le Cartet, one of my favorite places to grab breakfast or lunch on Rue McGill just about a block from Old Montreal. This place has a little market upfront where you can purchase to-go food and beverages, and lots of great chocolate! 12-15. Old Montreal, classic old European architecture, new cuisine restaurants, cafes, a few boutiques and in some parts a tourist trap. Go see it, it's worth it and there are a few places to catch a bite or a cafe, the tourist traps are quite obvious and can be avoided. Check out the Basilique Notre-Dame de Montreal and the Champs De Mars. Along the water in Old Montreal there is a lovely park, lots of cafes and on the Old Port is Cirque du Soleil and you can get last minute tickets. You can grab a Bixi bike pretty much anywhere on the waterfront and take a nice ride along the water onto the little peninsula that holds Habitat 67. 16-17. Habitat 67, is an amazing housing project from 1970 designed by architect Moshe Safdie. It looks like it belongs in a Star Wars movie. Rent a Bixi bike on the waterfront at Rue McGill, which is the closest spot to cross the mini bridge to get to Habitat 67. You may go over your 30 minute limit on your bike but it will be under $2 CD for an additional 30 minutes, it's really worth it. You'll be on the opposite ports from Old Montreal and there are giant ships that are pretty spectacular to see. 18. The Metro, super easy to navigate, the orange line is the best line to be on it has a station everywhere you want to go if you don't want to ride a bike or it's too cold for a bike ride.
Montreal Part Trois (three) will be up tomorrow.
Montreal Part I