Monday, May 7, 2007

Sunday Tam-Tams

If you have ever been to Montreal, you probably noticed the mountain with the cross on it. This is Mont Royal the mountain from which Montreal gets its name. This is actually not a mountain, officially, with its highest peak at 764 feet. It has been called Mont Royal for so long that no one has bothered to changed it. Beth and I climbed it this weekend. We didn't plan on it and didn't go all the way to the top because we were already tired when we started, but we plan on going to the top next time we visit the city.

We stumbled onto Sunday Tam-Tams which is a huge drummers circle. We just followed the noise and the crowd to several drummers and dancers gathering for a really good time.

Parc du Royal encompasses the mountain and has some great accessible trail leading up it. This park is gorgeous. It was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted who also designed Central Park in NY City, Jackson Park in Chicago and the Emerald Necklace in Boston.

I love that town!

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