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... as the patrons took it in turns to start a traditional song, while virtually everyone responded in a 'chant and respond' fashion. This was still going strong an hour later when we decided to turn it in. If you want to see this in action, check my facebook where I've uploaded a video of the singing in full swing.
The following morning, the five of us (George included) went exploring the Old City (Vieux Montreal). Streets were lined with vendors selling local ...
... onto a crowded train.
When we got off the train there was a very stiff breeze blowing down the avenue from Mont-Royal right onto our backs, which had been warmed by the closely packed homeward commute.
Bought a very nice French rosé from the local marché, and we are hunkering down for the night. Will finish yesterday's chocolate and strawberries later.
... of Gothic Revival architecture built between 1824 and 1829. The magnificent interior in wood and the bold modern design of the Notre-Dame-du-Sacre-Coeur Chapel captivates hundred of thousands of visitors each year. Paintings, sculptures and stained-glass windows illustrate biblical passages as well as 350 years of parish history. It is a pity my photos of inside didn't turn out as the interior is really spectacular.
Outside in front of the Basilica is ...
... by the gate to the grounds so we could gaze at the clock and the lovely manicured gardens but we then moved on shortly after. We proceded down Rue Notre Dame Ouest and worked our way through the streets until we reached Palace Royale. This was the spot where the settlers first landed and where they established there first fort, Ville Marie. There was a definate need for a fort in this location when the settlers first arrived due to lengthy and consistent battles with ...
... and unreliable, I got a SIM card and activated a data package to use my phone's GPS. This helped us a lot and even allowed us to use the public transit system to get around in each of the cities. Due to budget constraints we often walked anywhere that was less than 4km’s away and avoided taxis as much as possible.
Overall, I was surprised by how modernized the places that we visited were and how easy it was ...
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