I’m surprised it took me this long to visit our northern brothers in Canada. Just a 1.5-hour plane ride and we landed in Montreal, which was experiencing more beautiful weather than NYC at that time. The same cannot be said about their winters, I’m sure.
Montreal had a certain European flair, with its French and English influence in all respects. The food, architecture and people are a melting pot of so many cultures. My favorite part of Montreal were the staircases, Montreal is famous for them! I hadn’t developed an interesting way of photographing them but I think that’ll be a goal of mine, should I ever return. I don’t think I saw one identical set of stairs in the city. Even the identical row houses attached to each other had unique staircases leading to their doors.
Quebec City, though a bit touristy in the historic walled city, was more colorful than I ever could have imagined. It’s almost as if one neighbor painted their plain brick home a baby blue, the next-door neighbor decided to one-up them and go bright pink! It was incredible to see all the plants and flowers blooming outside these vivid homes. I’m sure Canadians appreciate their summers and take full advantage of the warmer months. We dined outdoors more than indoors while in Canada – one of my personal favorites things in life.
Quebec City, Canada
A Bonus shot which I edited while inspired by an Ansel Adams book I was reading: