Art and light of Christmas Montreal

As David said, it wasn’t cold enough in New Hampshire so we headed north to Montreal, Canada last week for a few days of snowy Christmas-y-ness in the historic old city.  Cold it was—2º one morning—but walking in it added to the charm, invigorated one’s spirits and burnt off a lot of calories!  Let me share some of the sights with you seen through my artist’s eyes.

All entrance ways were decked…

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It was cold so stopped for tea…

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…and stopped for cappuccino in the most magnificent building.

So much attention to ceilings…

In a season of darkness Montreal has mastered the art of color and light.  Outdoor light displays were everywhere and we saw a most incredibly breathtaking light show INSIDE the Notre-Dame Basilica.  The pre-show that focused on the outer-edge shrines was in itself amazing.  See video below…cameras not allowed during main show.

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Near the water front where the original 1642 settlement was formed, fireworks lit the sky and historic reenactments were projected on the 19th century buildings.  An underground tour of the remains of the original settlement showcased the river turned sewer, eventually encased in stone masonry, turned art-light display.  See video below..

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Many artistic inspirations from this trip…we will go back.

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17 responses to Art and light of Christmas Montreal

  1. Writer Lori

    Wow, Jane, that looks absolutely breathtaking! What a way to kick off your holiday revelries! Hope that you and David have a fabulous Christmas…. Holiday hugs and best wishes… xox, l

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  2. Christine

    Thank you for taking us with you! It’s now on my list. ❤️ Have a wonderful Christmas. XO -Christine

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