The “vieux Montréal”, the old Montreal, definitely has a European feeling to it. Far from the tall buildings and the endless boulevards that stretches across the “other Montreal”, the area nearby the old port feels homey and historic.
The temperature has since gone way up (it was 25°C over the week-end) but last week was still bitterly and unexpectedly cold in Montreal. I was caught by surprised and had left my winter coat in Ottawa – I had to buy a long scarf in a desperate attempt to at least block the wind. Nonetheless, I resolutely made my way to the old port. Thirty minutes and two frozen hands later (one holding the camera, the other a cigarette), I reached the narrow streets, full of restaurants and souvenirs. I warmed up for a while inside the Marché Bonsecours (which definitely looks better from the outside than inside) and slowly walked around, enjoying a quiet morning.
You can see the full set of the pictures taken in Montreal here.