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A day in Montreal

The old train station in Montreal represents the flavour of the city as you see how the architects of old embraced the old world look in a new and grand way. I suppose I could have taken a picture of one of the many great restaurants as well for if there is a city in this country that has consistently great food it would be Montreal as well. I’ve been here many times in the past few years and I am never disappointed.

This trip was a bit of a whirlwind as we visited a number of sites in a short time for some very specific reasons. Included in that was our largest thrift store in the country. What a remarkable team we have working in the Montreal area. They are great people.

I found a few remarkable items too including this through back to another day. It has two doors that slide to the right and left to give it a finished appearance when not in use, but the slide out turntable and colour television are wonderful. If you are from the age of flat screens and i-pods you may not be able to truly appreciate what it is that this family furniture item brought to the home. This would have been someone’s pride and joy.20170614_095017


Mercy Seat from Montreal Citadel

From Montreal Citadel

In my quest to record photographically as many of the old Mercy Seats as possible, I have a photo from our trip to Montreal.  This one isn’t as old as some of the previous ones I have recorded, but it is still an important piece – dedicated in memory of Commissioner MacMillan I believe.  Unfortunately I forgot to get  a good close up of the plaque on the front!

Montreal Citadel has relocated from their historic site on St. Catherines Street.  But I believe this Mercy Seat has followed the good folks to their new location.

If you’re familiar with this one – let me know if you recognize the details on the front plaque – or if you know what it would say because you’re familiar with it let me know- leave a comment or email me.

This precious place of prayer remains a reminder of God’s forgiving nature – his deep desire to see all receive His promised abundant life – no matter who we are or where we come from – God is love.

Montreal for a weekend

The DC watches Wendy get his car ready!

 Hospitality is what we experienced on our visit to Montreal.  And it came in so many ways – conversation, food, laughter, prayer, travel and good singing were just a part of it.  While our arrival was a bit delayed due to weather,  we received a warm welcome and we were made to feel very much at home.   While the photos might lead you to believe we did a great deal of sight-seeing, we did also do a good deal of work.  The charm of the city was evident even though the snow fell hard and thick.

Montreal City Hall

We would very much like to return to Montreal in warmer weather to see more of the sights, and to be able to walk the old city.  We’ve done so in Quebec City and while larger, Montreal has it’s own old world charm!

Old Montreal

Montreal Citadel

French first, English second, God above all

Kathryn and Kester are session mates!

Sunday morning – CCC – the worship team prepares

A lovely service led well

It’s cold in Old Montreal

I see Habs stuff everywhere!

Cobble stone streets

Great restaurants!

Global TV must be interested in our visit

Maybe next time I can get to a game!