"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have become something regular, but we managed not to.
We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr

"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Montréal, Jazz, Food & Diana Krall

Had a lovely drive through Québec on the way to Montréal. Strawberries are in season, so we stopped to buy some at Ferme Reid, in St. Anne Sabrevois.

The farm also has animals!

Not long afterwards, we reached Montréal.

Visited a friend at the corporate offices of some radio stations, and generally enjoyed wandering about familiar parts of the city.

Square Victoria always reminds me of Paris...only there's a statue of a British Queen gazing over it.

It's the week of the International Festival de Jazz, which we attend every other year.

Vieux Montréal is always a good place to be at mealtime.

I can't resist moules et frites.

But I withstood the temptation of these Belgian pastries.

The Diana Krall concert was spectacular. Our third time seeing her, and each time has been so very different. This was a solo performaance, she played piano and sang. But for her encore she demonstrated her nascent skills on the ukelele.

We waited for her at the artists' exit/entrance, and watched someone else have her photograph taken with Canada's national treasure.

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