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A small Coastal town called Saint Marys, Georgia, United States
Hi, my name is Ronnie. I am an American Contemporary Folk Artist. I conjure up images, then paint them on canvas. This makes me happy. Nice to meet you.

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Painting is an attempt to come to terms with life. There are as many solutions as there are human beings. - George Tooker

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Beautiful Montreal, Quebec

Want to go to Europe, but hate jet lag and feeling a little pinch in the old budget? Try Quebec! Here's a sampling from our trip to Quebec in August. I took hundreds of photos. These are all from the city of Montreal. Enjoy! Let's start with...Where do we eat!
 Popular place = long line to get in.  Joe waits.
 Joe takes my picture while I wait.
 Well worth the wait!
 Love that twig chandy.
 Love this guy's snappy look!
 More yum as we leave.  Southern biscuits?
 Many street musicians.
 And bikers.
 We parked the car and walked everywhere.
 Time for Gelato!!! It's everywhere and we ate alot of it. YUm.
 OH, look! An art gallery!
Pretty pose.
 Click this pic to get a close look. Simply charming. She sits in a berry patch.

 I told the gallery owner I would take no straight on shots of the art. Looks like I lost my mind on this one.
Photo image used on face.
 Here she is checking on me. BONJOUR!
 Outside again. Music and decoys!
 LOve these!  Joe reflected in the glass.
 WALK walk WALK! Time for another break? 
 Chinatown art, Montreal style.
 Hmmm. What's to eat in Chinatown?
 Vital community, this Chinatown.
 Joe makes the lunch decision.
 The shopping is wonderful here.
 He's making some kind of confection. Joe's tugging on my arm.
 Where's a good palm reader when you need them?
 Goodbye Chinatown.
 Joe decides dinner while I go over to let this street musician know how much he is appreciated.
 It was lovely having dinner outside.
 The blue skies continued.
Carriage rides downtown.

We step inside a Catholic church near the seaway.
A tribute to mariners.

Ladies viewing the many ships hanging from the ceiling.
Outside of the church.  Cobblestone streets.
A huge scrim! What a lovely way to cover a building under renovation.
Young re-enactors.

Wish I had audio!
Lovely Canadian girl.

Cafe in a shady alley.
You lookin' at me?
Notre Dame Cathedral with it's square being restored.
Inside stunning Notre Dame.
 Sweet horse. I gave him a rub on the head and told him how beautiful he was.
 People are so handsome here.

 Joe, saying "Come here."
 Fur trader
Street performers cracked us up.
Much more to share.  Beautiful Quebec City is next!
Have a finer than fine day, 


Amy Lockett said...

I really enjoyed your lovely photojournalism. :)

Ronnie said...

Hey, thank you, Amy!

Sandy Mastroni said...

Ronnie , these are great photos
I think Jerry and I should go there and do some sort of street performance !
It looks wonderful there

aliceinparis said...

Fantastic pictures! Looks like you had a GREAT time. I want to go to Montreal!

Ronnie said...

Yes, Sandy! But can you drink water while Jerry talks?
Wait until you see Quebec City, Shelagh. It is absolutely gorgeous there. I'll post next week.

miz katie said...

Love these photos, Ronnie. Looks like you got caught taking a shot at those 3 guys. heehee And, that gelato looks yummy. I'm going to have to try it some day.

The Vintage Sister said...

LOVED the tour Ronnie!! I will definitely have to add that city to my list.

The food looked wonderful:) I just saw a thing on Food Network about Bubble funny!

Mar said...

great photos..i felt like i was right there with you!

Mar said...

thank you for coming out to see my new site
i appreciate the support!!!

JaxPop said...

Great pics - Montreal is a fantastic city. Haven't been there since I was 18 - soon after the French & Indian War. I recall being impressed with how clean they kept everything, including the streets. I do think you must have staged that sign for Southern Biscuits.

Together We Save said...

Looks like a wonderful trip!! Thanks for sharing all your pictures!!

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Ronnie! Looks like you had a terrific time! Thanks for sharing the photos! :-)

Unknown said...

Fantastic pictures! Looks like you had a GREAT time. I want to go to Montreal!Jinekomasti