Montrealers love autumn. As the days get a bit shorter and the air becomes crisp, there is a certain romanticism that infiltrates the city. Folks bring out their beautiful fall fashion items, the leaves provide a pleasant palette to the eyes and the markets burst with the harvest. It is rather delightful. We encourage you to capture the spirit of the fall season. Here are 5 walks to get you outside to witness the beauty of autumn in Montreal.
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Back for a 7th edition, Montreal’s international festival, Les Escales Improbables (translation: improbable pauses), returns to the Quays of the Old Port of Montreal between September 8 and 12. On the menu: dance, music, performance, visual art and theatre – all very improbable of course!
This video is a tease from the 2009 Magic of Lanterns at the Montreal Botanical Gardens. I am reposting it today as it never gets old and is consistently one of my favorite ways to celebrate fall in the city. Imagine walking through the most stunning Chinese garden at night, surrounded by more than 700 colorful lanterns, with the sounds of traditional Chinese instruments in the fresh autumn breeze. Just the top of Montreal’s Olympic Stadium rising through the trees is there to remind you that you are right in the heart of the city!
Our photo of the week comes from Montreal photographer and overall wonderful chap, Mr. Daniel Séguin. He has called this image “In Rhythm” — which is appropriate because he is capturing an iconic Montreal weekly event where travelers can literally feel the pulse of the city. Every Sunday afternoon on the eastern side of Mount Royal Park (under the angel statue), there is a big, joyous drumming festival. It’s called Tam Tams. It’s an inclusive event where anyone can bring a drum and join in the rhythm. Or, if your bongos don’t fit in your suitcase, you can simply shake your money-maker. We suggest bringing a picnic, checking out the various vendors and ogling at the “LARP’ers” (Live Action Role Play). Thank you, Daniel! —————————————————————————————————————— Submit your Montréal pictures to our MONTRÉAL BUZZ FLICKR GROUP. And see our previous PHOTOS OF THE WEEK.