Our final day in Montreal. We had heard a lot about the old part of the town, pretty as old as it can be for Canadian buildings, and we were worried that we might not have the time to full appreciate it.
That was not the case, and it did not disappoint at all. This was probably my favorite place to visit in Canada so far, even after all the amazing landscapes, lush parks, and sky scrapers practically out of science fiction movies (from an always living at sea level perspective), the architecture in this part of the city beat all of that.
It seemed like there were 50 types of building per street, each impressive in their own way. Whether it was mental little cafes and shops, each unique, somehow standing out in a sea of buildings screaming at your eyes. Huge apartment building which at one time were probably considered poor ass hobo houses, but now look like every attic artists dream, and are probably full of 200 believers that they are the next Picasso.. though to be fair to this city, a few of them may be right. Or there was the building you get in every city; churches, museums, libraries, castles? (ok, not every), lavish hotels, and the city hall… These blew my mind multiple times. It is lucky not all of these buildings are all in the same square because not only would the architecture impress you so hard that every other city in the world would end up looking like a blind baby designed it by throwing lego at a sticky cat, but the architects would have torn each others work down in jealous rage.
Basically what I’m saying, is some of these are, believe it or not, pretty nice. Quite impressive you could say. I would also add, you had to be there. This camera (and anything other than your own eyes with your brain attached) does it no justice, and the wide angle does make it quite hard to appreciate scales. As well as actual shape and generally what the fuck it looks like in real life. Just trust me, they did a bang up job.
I tidied up the edit here from what I had originally intended, which was keep shots running as I wondered around the city, but I feel that for the next few videos I want to really just keep the best and most vital footage, all the lean stuff, and cut out the fat.
Oh and after seeing all those insane examples of brilliant olden architecture… On the walk back, we stroll through the financial and hotel filled part of town which has the tallest and most extravagant modern buildings I have ever seen. They were not shit on what we saw before, but they were still mighty impressive.
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