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.