Category Archives: Montreal

Chagall in Montreal

 

Chagall: Color and Music — the Russian-French artist’s swirling paintings, costumes, puppets, stained glass and ceramics, complete with a dash of klezmer music — at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art until June 11. Above, a giant tapestry with scenes and symbols from France, the circus and Chagall’s upbringing in the Jewish residence zone of czarist Russia. Below, the painting King David (Le Roi David) gets the once-over and klezmer music in the gallery. Click here for information on the exhibit.

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Two Things About Montreal

DSC_5736copyweb(Aside from the fact that with more 1.5 million people it is considered the second-largest French-speaking city in the world, after Paris):

1. There are about 300 miles of bicycle trails in Montreal, meaning you can go almost anywhere on a bike. Above, riding along the La Chine Canal. Bottom, crossing the Jacques Cartier Bridge.

2. There are surfers in Montreal, surfing the standing waves of the mighty St. Lawrence River.DSC_5648copy1web

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