Saturday, July 31, 2010

Montreal, Ontario

Saturday July 24th 2010

We slept late so didn’t get started until around 11am.  Ours plans were to visit a few churches and Little Italy.  

After we paid our $17.00 dollars to park we headed off walking to our first stop, Basilica Marie-Reine-Du-Monde Cathedral.  P1060747  DSC_0054-1

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The third largest church in Quebec, work was started in 1875 and finished in 1894.  The church was build on a smaller scale to replicate St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

Just a few blocks away is St. George's Anglican Church built in 1870.

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DSC_0085-1A little history on St. George’s Church.

Across the street form the church is Windsor Station.  At one time it was the hub of Canada’s railway system. 

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Mike checking his map to see were we are going next.  You can pick out the tourists they all have maps in hand.

St. Johns Oratory Of Mount Royal, the largest church in Canada.  Built in 1904, and added onto many times. 

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The steps going to the church were unbelievable, if you look to the left and right of the church you will see more steps.


And then there were more steps.  Once we made it to the top we found the escalators, sure was happy to see them.  Much easier coming down.

DSC_0126  DSC_0136-1 The votive Chapel, had to have at least 20 votive stations in the Chapel.

DSC_0117 Notre Dame College is across the street from the Church.

As you can tell we enjoy all the beautiful churches in the old cities, so much history and architecture, and nothing wrong with trying to get on His good side, a prayer here a prayer there.

  I was getting hungry and saw enough churches for the day.  We really did see other things.

Lunch was in Little Italy a really nice neighborhood in Montreal.

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The wedding party dancing in the streets of Little Italy.

We had a late lunch did a little shopping at the farmers market and headed home.  What a great day, the best ever.  They all seem to be the best.


1 comment:

Ron & Linda said...

Sounds like you area having a great I know where all the "hot" spots are when we visit there