This is from the field at the end of our street, under the Notre-Dame overpass. That building is where the Cirque Eloize has its offices (check out the link, it a performance of theirs).
Yep... there's lots of snow... and yes those are stairs next to the building, unusable stairs for now.
Despite being a beautiful sunny day, it was a bit cool, and to my pleasure there weren't many people out and about. We took a few shots to show how bad it was, but the pictures don't do nature justice; far from it.
This is St-Paul St. (in Old Montréal), near Marché Bonsecours. It looks deserted, doesn't it?
Walking around in the uncleared streets and sidewalks was challenging. It was almost like walking in soft sand, for the exception that under it all was a nice layer of ice.
I was surprised to see "l'allée des artistes" (the artists alley) snowed in. I had never seen it emptied nor closed. That was really weird, since this is one of the busiest street in Old Montréal, right of Place Jacques-Cartier, especially in summer. You can get food, jewellery, t-shirts, painting, etc. and on Sunday it was completely empty...
We made our way to the end of Quai Bonsecours, in the Old-Port. Being by the water (St-Laurence River) was even cooler. The wind was strong, but the sun was also present.
The Clock Tower (on the left hand side) is basically at the end of our street. That's Jacques-Cartier Bridge, and below it, on the right is "La Ronde", Montréal's Amusement Park.
Right across the river, is Ile Ste-Hélène, which was also the site for Expo 67. You can see the Sphere and a sculpture left from that (among many other things, on site).
Now, that's a snow bank!In Quai Bonsecours area they also have a skating ring (on the left) where a few
I took this shot from inside the bar/tent. It's blurry a little because the wind was blowing a lot of snow and it was through the "window" of the tent. The toilets were porta-potty, outside! Brrr.
I must say, it was cool to see yet another face of Montréal, of our new neighbouhood. We walked for almost three hours and were happy to come home with rosie cheeks and happy to have made that decision to move here when we did...