Montreal has a vibrancy and energy that is unmistakeable. The city oozes culture from every pore. Animated conversations over a glass of wine rise from sidewalk patios. A world’s worth of music spills into the street from homes and bars. There’s a rich selection of public art – some historic, and some modern, abstract and mind bending. And then there are the murals. Sides of buildings in Little Italy, Little Burgundy and along Saint-Laurent Boulevard make for an open air art gallery and turn even a short stroll for a coffee into a memorable experience. These are a few of my favourite murals from a few days of walks around beautiful Montreal.
From an evening stroll in Little Burgundy near the Marché Atwater before a meal at Joe Beef:
Along Saint-Laurent, this matador and alien caught my eye:
A few more murals on side streets just off of Saint-Laurent…
Coming out of the Sherbrooke metro on a rainy evening in search of a craft beer bar (of course), this mural captures the cacophony of life along rue Saint-Denis:
And a couple favourites from Little Italy, including this understated gem of the Rocket: