Beard Family Trips & Vacations

Montreal, QC

October 16, 2011 - Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour


Pictures from the Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour:

Information Centre at Dorchester Park where we bought the tickets for the Hop-On Hop-Off tour bus.  There is a food area downstairs to wait.



Surrounding area of Dorchester Park.  See Dunns signage above the truck.  That is where we ate lunch after returning from the tour.


A friend waiting for the bus with us.










Side view of Notre Dame Basillica.











Found a Starbucks.





One of the stops was at the Montreal Science Centre.  One of the Montreal Amphi-bus tours (or Ducks / DUCKW) was also parked there.



Had to go to the end of the pier and turn around.














Across the river to the Ile Notre-Dame - an artifical island built in 1965 from the excavated earth for the Montreal Metro (subway).




Another stop was the Montreal Casino, the largest in Canada and one of the largest in the world.



The sphere in some of the pictures is the Biosphere built on the grounds of the 1967 World's Fair.  It is an environment museum now and has been used by film crews such as the original Battlestar Galactica series.







Returning back to Montreal proper.



This is Habitat 67 - a model community and housing complex.  Originally conceived and built as part of the World's Fair in 1967.




Going through the financial district.




Occupy Montreal - kind of a small group staying here.  Heard that there was quite of few people in Montreal upset with them defacing the monument of Edward VII.







The Illuminated Crowd (right) was sculputed by Raymond Mason.  Has a plaque that reads:

"A crowd has gathered, facing a light, an illumination brought about by a fire, an event, an ideology - or an ideal. The strong light casts shadows, and as the light moves toward the back and diminishes, the mood degenerates; rowdiness, disorder and violence occur, showing the fragile nature of man. Illumination, hope, involvement, hilarity, irritation, fear, illness, violence, murder and death - the flow of man's emotion through space. "









The next set of pictures is of the St. Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal:







End of St. Joseph's Oratory.



 This next set is from Mount Royal Park, the highest point in the city.










End of the park pictures.



McGill University - had some kind of game or event occurring here.  A lot of people were going to it.





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