I’m beginning a series based on my recent trip to British Columbia with my husband. Here’s part one.
I’m not really sure why these airplane carousels are situated at the airport in Calgary. A fairground would be a more appropriate location, except these particular ones don’t provide rides for the youngsters.
It seems like bears are a common sight at the airport these days. Calgary has two friendly looking critters to welcome travelers.
The colours of the Sweet Factory storefront caught my eye. If you have a hankering for sugar, there’s plenty of variety to satisfy even the most choosy sweet tooth there. Of course there are many other eating places to suit every taste. I was impressed by The Great Canadian Bagel. They assemble the best bagel sandwiches for travelers on the run!
This polar bear is dressed in The Red Serge, referring to the dress uniform jacket of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). He stands on guard in the Winnipeg, Manitoba airport, next to a cash machine. The Mountie Moose below is located in the Regina, Saskatchewan airport, ready to greet visitors to my home town.
When visiting Montreal in October for work I had a chance to briefly tour Old Montreal.
Many old buildings and cobblestone streets are found in Old Montreal. Some new structures have been built right around the old. Scaffolding was a common sight, and many of the streets were under repair. One thing that impressed me was the use of light to highlight some of the architecture. I would have loved more time to explore this part of the city.
Montreal has a plethora of fine eating places. I was able to try out a few while there for work in October. The restaurant above was in Old Montreal — quaint, with wonderful food, and very accommodating staff. I wish I could remember the name, but unfortunately, it escapes me.
This amazing place is The House of Jazz. There is so much to see here. The chandeliers, the little and big sculptures, the antiques, all the eclectic accessories make the atmosphere really inviting. There is also live music, though I wasn’t able to stay late enough enjoy it. The “Blues Brothers” sit above the windows, and two large “dogs” sit on either side of the entrance. The food is also terrific. I would definitely go here again.
The pictures above are from Les Enfants Terribles. The candlesticks are beautiful, but the view is what makes this place special. From 44 floors up, the city looks amazing!
The last special restaurant I had the opportunity to visit was Labarake. Their pumpkin soup was delicious, and the service was great, as it was in all the restaurants in which I had the privilege of dining.