Richard Doron Johnson

October 4, 2007

Half and Half

Filed under: 1 — rjjazz @ 4:00 pm

As I moved west from Toronto to Montreal the drive took about 5 hours total. This drive was one of the most scenic I have had in a while. Seeing all the trees turning colors due to the weather and cruising next to the St. Lawrence river made it all the more enjoyable. I really had no clue what Montreal had to offer but I figured if it was anything like Toronto it should be great. After stopping to run 7 miles at about 4pm, I arrived in Montreal at 6pm.

Here is the city looking down from a mountain

The Olympic training center in the distance is the white looking dome!

Another view of the same!

Here I am just to prove I am really in Montreal!

The church.

Enjoying the great life I have!

A view of the Canadian History museum.

Here is a quilt made of photographs of locals!

Administrative building in Montreal.

The Olympic training facility from 1976.

Japanese hotel!

The founder of Montreal!

I am not sure what this is but it looks cool!

The church of Notre Dame where I saw the most amazing light and movie show in the evening! To think I almost skipped the show!

One of the most historic streets in Montreal, “Saint-Jaques Street”

A view of the city from McGill University

McGill University

Students at McGill University watch and American style football game go on for fun.

I see Montreal as a mix between the United States and France. You can get by with speaking either language and everything is ok. You have attributes of the Unites States as well as attributes from France. I would say this city is about Half and Half of what you might think and what you might want it to be. I was able to get traditional French style food as well as going to eat at Subway when I wanted. It is interesting though as I move west from one side of the country to the other you can start to see drastic changes in the people, buildings and the style of life.



  1. Great photos and interesting commentary. Yes, you do have a great life. And you are a GREAT musician.

    Comment by Gail Marten — April 10, 2011 @ 8:14 pm

  2. Your photos are beautiful.

    Comment by b — August 1, 2011 @ 4:21 pm

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