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Christopher DeWolf

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friday, june 17



on the way to the street fair

a pleasant surprise! one car parking space on st-viateur street in my neighbourhood eliminated in favour of bike parking. this just goes to show how efficient bicycles are: not only are they speedy, non-polluting and great for your health, you can park a dozen or more in the same space a single car would take.

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a new median for st-joseph boulevard, which replaces an old crumbling concrete one and at least makes an attempt to return trees to the boulevard, which was once a minor commonwealth avenue in its scale and greenery.

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at mont-royal avenue, thick clouds obscure the top of mount royal. a sign of things to come...

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the street fair

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rain puts a damper on the street fair (ha ha), so we head downtown. this is the corner of sherbrooke and park.

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down to ste-catherine street...

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saturday, june 18



saturday afternoon, there's a sidewalk sale on bernard street in outremont, a few blocks from my place.

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typical outremont architecture, on lajoie.

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descending into outremont station, i hitch a ride on the blue line to...

the jean-talon market

emerging three stops later at de castelnau station, there are plenty of loft conversions in progress.

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on de castelnau street, between the metro and the market...

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i arrive at the market. opened in 1933, it is one of the largest public markets in canada. it's open year-round, seven days a week, and contains dozens upon dozens of fruit, vegetable and flower vendors, restaurants, butchers, bakeries, cafes and more.

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lychees must be individually selected and examined before purchase.

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watermelons require an even more vigorous inspection. three steps to finding the perfect melon:

1. caress it.
2. pick it up, hold it to your ear and knock against it with your fist.
3. stare at it intently for several minutes.

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on jean-talon street, heading to the metro...

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transferring to the green line.

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downtown, on ste-catherine street...

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cutting through the mcgill ghetto on the way to the street fair.

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the street fair, again

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time for a good white beer (blanche de cheval blanc, from a good local microbrew).

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at the fringe fest, a large crowd shows up to listen to a band called the quebec connection...

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time to walk home for dinner.

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Re: montreal MADNESS :: part II of III :: street fair + mark

there are so many more people with style in montreal than toronto.
 

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