I went to McGill University in Montreal from 2002 to 2004. I lived a 10 minute walk from Mount Royal Park. It is a forest oasis in the heart of downtown Montreal, a great place to clear a congested brain.
My parents still live in Montreal, in a neighbourhood a 40 minute subway ride from the Plateau Mont Royal, the flatlands at the base of Mount Royal. When I went to visit them at the end of July this year, I spent an afternoon re-exploring my old forest friend. I started my walk at the Sir George-Étienne Cartier Monument, or “The Angel”, a particularly majestic entrance to the park.
I played around with the picture a bit in Photoshop. It is a bit blurry, since I cropped it from the original iPhone image which had a few too many streetlights as well as 4 lanes of asphalt.
Edit: Oops. I tweaked the image in Photoshop for hours. (I don’t really know how to use Photoshop. I mostly mess around with it once in while.) Then when I published this post, I noticed this white line across the trees, a bit above the right lion’s head. Where did that come from?!? So I fixed the first photograph (some copy and paste and lots of pixel painting) but the other images will remained white-lined.