MONTREAL / 5

Montreal loves any excuse to shut down a street and we Montrealers love walking down the middle of the street without getting hit by a car (though we already jaywalk any chance we get). Two weekends in a row most of the St Laurent Boulevard – aka the Main – was closed for the sidewalk sale and we got to soak in the sun while spending money and eating street food & mango on a stick. Summer in Montreal just can’t be beat.

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  1. I have to go back to Montreal and enjoy that part of it! Thanks! Beautiful pics, once again!
    Jul’

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  2. Would love to visit Montreal, looks like a festive place. Very nice photos!

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  3. Beautiful shots – makes me want to revisit Montreal!

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  4. It’s a pretty magical city.

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  5. Oooh…creepy mannequin!

    Wait — that is a mannequin, right?
    ;)

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  6. wow – what a different world than mine!

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  7. I am hoping to get to Montreal in the next year. I would love to try Poutine.

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  8. Ahh what great images. There’s definitely a lot of diversity on Montreal!

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  9. I miss Montreal. Its been over a decade since I visited as a teenager and I’ve been busy convincing my wife that should be our next big vacation. Me: it would be like going to France, but colder, so I won’t sweat as much! Her: Hmmm, we shall see.

    One day…

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    • It’s actually been incredibly sweaty hot the last few weeks but we can’t complain (too much) after 8 months of cold. ;)

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      • I love the cold so I only complain of the heat. Its been over ninety the last few weeks in New Jersey so I’ve been complaining like crazy.

  10. I loved Montreal when I was there. Now I realize I must go back… Great photos!

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  11. Cool pictures!

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  12. Looks like fun, and those mangos look delicious! My husband lived in Montreal for awhile and he always tells me about the Poutin…and now a shop just opened here in Chicago! I’m weary about trying it, but I hear it’s good–cheers!

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    • I was just in Chicago this past weekend! There are so many different versions but I hope you get to try a good one your first time!

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  13. As a Montreal expat now living in Anglophonia (I.e. Ontario), your great photos really brings back fond memories of Montreal’s summer humidity festival. Because of your photo of Schwarts’s, I’ll be heading down the the basement freezer to check if I have any smoked meat left over from the last care package my son brought me!

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  14. I love the T-shirt photo about poutine. I tried it when I was in Banff a few years ago — really tasty but whew! So filling! Congrats on being Freshly Pressed.

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  15. What a great sidewalk sale! What colors! Thanks for sharing. http://www.segmation.com

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  16. I was in Montreal Summer 2010 and it was wonderful! Great pics!

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  17. Love the cocaine/heroine/poutine shirt.

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  18. nazarioartpainting

     /  June 28, 2012

    Very colourful.

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  19. Very nice! I would like to visit there a write about it in my blog! My brothers been there and said it was very nice.
    Read my blog if you ever get the chance!

    http://travelinglily.com/

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  20. Unas imagenes estupendas!!!

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  21. beautiful photos

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  22. midnightphoenix

     /  June 28, 2012

    You know, I never really thought about it before, but I guess we really do take any excuse to shut down a street…

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  23. I love Montreal. It is one of the most European cities I can visit without taking an airplane or boat to get there. Great pictures.

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  24. cparrr

     /  June 28, 2012

    Those are some truly excellent photographs. I think I may need to visit Montreal.

    Hey, if you have the time, please tell me what you think of my post on using the color red in your photography!

    http://allnewmaterials.wordpress.com/2012/06/25/the-passion-and-power-of-color-part-one-red/

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  25. Fantastic! Love the one with mangos. All just beautiful pictures! Have a nice weekend! :)

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  26. This looks like so much fun. I remember being in Montreal ‘many moons ago’ and one of these street festivities was going on.
    Thanks for sharing. You Matter! Smiles, Nancy

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  27. Great shots! The subjects are really interesting too. :)

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  28. Wandy Truman

     /  June 29, 2012

    What a great city

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  29. veganadian

     /  June 29, 2012

    i love my city! great post. bittersweet…

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  30. Great photos :)

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  31. You brought back some wonderful memories. Thank you. Montreal is a fantastic city. I enjoyed living there very much.

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  32. Nice photos and congrats on being freshly pressed.

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  33. Brings back memories of my visits to Montreal.

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  34. I have been to Montreal only once, but I love it and would go back for another visit. Last time I went in the fall, next time I will go in the summer to take advantage of the beer festival and other festivals. Lovely photos. Congrats on being freshly pressed! :)

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  35. Nice Article

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  36. Great pictures! I miss Montreal very much and haven’t spent a summer there in so many years. Thanks for these pictures; they bring back fond memories of when I used to live there.

    Thank you for sharing!
    Melissa

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  37. Oh, good memories! I visited Montreal in summer a few years back with my cousin and we wandered through the stalls for a few hours, soaking up the sun as you say. I fell in love with the city and have a long term plan to make it back there whenever I can! I want one of the heroine/cocaine/poutine shirts :) thanks for sharing your lovely pics.

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  38. Larva

     /  June 29, 2012

    love the pic of green t-shirt :)

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  39. Edel Meremikwu

     /  June 29, 2012

    Absolutely beautiful . . . makes me want to visit Montreal this summer

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  40. beautiful pics dear.

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  41. Your pictures are so wonderful and captivating.

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  42. These are not some photos only. It also carries special characteristics. Really awesome. I want to thank you for these. It reminds me some nice memories.

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  43. James LaForest

     /  June 29, 2012

    Montreal! yay! Was this over Fete St. Jean?

    James LaForest

    http://dailyreturns.wordpress.com/2012/06/24/bonne-fete-st-jean-baptiste/

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  44. Ohh the sidewalk sales! Love them!

    Katie

    http://katieraspberry.wordpress.com/

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  45. My blog is only a week old…but blogs like yours are what inspire me. Hopefully I will one day have as many likes, comments and followers as you! Take care…

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  46. Nice photos! i´d love to go there…
    Hi from Sweden

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  47. Reblogged this on GOD IS A WOMAN and commented:
    awsome!

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  48. Lovely!

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  49. Great article, you are very good at it.
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  50. santerrecomique

     /  June 29, 2012

    Wonderful! J’adore Montréal!

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  51. I HEART MONTREAL!!! It’s definitely my FAVOURITE city in Canada!

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  52. Love the poutine T-shirt!!!! Je voudrais le chemise!!!

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  53. great photos, lov it all! montreal seems to be interesting place to be :) greetings from Poland!

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  54. I love summer in Montreal!

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  55. Beautifil, love it!

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  56. There are so many places I would love to go and Montreal is certainly on my list. Unfortunately when you have a disibility you can’t always make all of your wishes come true!

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  57. This is so cool! Summer is definitely the best time of year!

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  58. Great photos! Congrats on being Freshly pressed!

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  59. simply awesome .. <3

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  60. Beautiful!

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  61. Reblogged this on herdinitiative.

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  62. Gilberto

     /  July 1, 2012

    Great job capturing the essence of a typical Montreal summer’s day.

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  63. Congrats on being freshly pressed

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  64. Reblogged this on easyhomemaking and commented:
    hmm.. looks yummy! TFS the recipe :)

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  65. I love Montreal!

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  66. Some very nice shots!

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  67. I live in Montreal ! :D Hope you guys will come here soon and enjoy all the festivities that are coming!

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  68. Reblogged this on Secrets of this World and commented:
    My city…

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  69. a “summer humidity festival?” I’m from Texas and Summer+Humidity is a miserable curse from May to September here, lol! Would love to visit Montreal in the summer some day!

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  70. Reblogged this on TonetElite and commented:
    I love this as it has that insta-gram feel to it except it has been captured by someone with pure skill. I adore the way in which these images have been layed out, presentation plays a big part in visual creativity. Love it.

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  71. Reblogged this on Bmshelby28's Blog and commented:
    Its good to show that wonderful city to my friends out there…c’mon..gogogo!!!

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  72. Reblogged this on Bmshelby28's Blog and commented:
    Wow…now i can appreciate how God created nature..such a verygood pics to share..interesting!!:

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  73. Very nice and very real! I’ve never thought about Montreal…now this got me to thinkin’…Tfs!

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  74. I only saw Montreal in the winter, and I loved it even then.
    By the way, New Yorkers also love to shut the streets down during the summer for the street fairs. They migrate from one weekend to the next all over the city. Yummm, I miss the barbecued corn I used to get there, and the Nutella Crepes.

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  75. Great photos…..lovely colour and texture!

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  76. Reblogged this on Flower Blossoms' Blog and commented:
    How do the locals of Montreal, Canada spend their summer?

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  77. Montreal is a great city and some of what you see here is very unique to Montreal – great photos – thanks for sharing..

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  78. I love montreal so much ! Also, the shirt is pretty damn awesome :)
    great shots !

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  79. In the United Kingdom we wish for just a little of that sunshine you they have in Montreal.

    http://www.clickmyshop.co.uk/beauty-products-c-89.html

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  80. You know, even as a Torontonian, I find Montreal to seem to exotic and beautiful.
    Great shots!

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  81. It are great photos, is a beauty city…

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  82. LOVE! I just went to Montreal for the first time last month. It was such a wonderful blend of culture. I had no idea I would have such a great time!!!

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  83. Looks amazing. I really need to work on renewing my passport. I have no excuse, being a stones throw away in Burlington VT.

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  84. twobirdstalking

     /  July 3, 2012

    Reblogged this on The Peachick Project. and commented:
    Loving these pictures of Montreal!

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  85. twobirdstalking

     /  July 3, 2012

    Love these photos!! Reblogged it because I loved them so much ;)

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  86. I’ll be in Montreal this August! Can’t wait to see all this! Lovely pictures =)

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  87. I was just in Montreal two weeks ago, it was amazing. :) I really want to go back. Great pictures. ;)

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  88. Great photos. Love the make up it´s super awesome :D

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  89. Great photos ! Did you happen to take any of Ste-Catherine during the Jazz Fest?
    (Btw: I love reading the comments. So many people seem to want to come here, it’s great!)

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  90. I’m in love! Montreal is on my bucket list now. Travel and street fairs what could be bette!

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  91. My first memories are from Montreal in the ’70s. Great pictures!

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