A Day In Montreal

I always enjoy exploring a countries architecture when I travel. In this case, I was walking the streets of Montreal and couldn’t help but to notice some of the similarities to my hometown New Orleans. Definitely there was no similarity in the amount of snow ¬†all around me but I could see it in the details of the local architecture. In older areas of New Orleans you can definitely see the influence of french settlement; whether it’s the strong columns on government buildings or the ironwork that lines the homes of local residences. As the daughter of an architect, I believe I subconsciously seek out formations that feel comforting. Here are a few images of structures that felt oddly familiar to me.

Residential spaces in Montreal. In a "Where's Waldo" moment, I looked closely and noticed one of the units had an oh so familiar Fleur de Le in the window; the logo of the New Orleans Saints!
Residential spaces in Montreal. In a “Where’s Waldo” moment, I looked closely and noticed one of the units had an oh so familiar Fleur de Le in the window; the logo of the New Orleans Saints!
As I walked past this building I felt it's strength. Some structures appear as though great things are or should be happening within. The columns show great support and they dominant all surrounding details of the building.
As I walked past this building I felt it’s strength. Some structures appear as though great things are or should be happening within. The columns show great support and they dominant all surrounding details of the building.
In walking through the downtown area, I was pleasantly surprised when I noticed in the distance the appearance of the most scenic image possible. Over all of the buildings was a beautiful landscape of full trees on an angular mountain side with a thick haze over it. It felt so close to the city that it had a calming affect.
While walking through the downtown area, I was pleasantly surprised when I noticed in the distance the appearance of the most scenic image possible. Over all of the buildings was a beautiful landscape of full trees on an angular mountain side with a thick haze over it. It felt so close to the city that it had a calming affect.

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