That’s the only way I can describe my weekend in Montreal.
I had never been to Canada before, and my first trip was quite an adventure to say the least!
Montreal is a wonderfully photogenic city. I would love to go back in the summer when I had more time and could take pictures without feeling like my hands were going to fall off.
We stayed at the Marriot in Old Montreal, which is an absolutely gorgeous area! The stone architecture is amazing, and the free and light atmosphere made it all the better.
We enjoyed the views of stone everywhere, from roads to houses to the government buildings, and I loved it all.
I loved this beautiful town square area they have, which is surrounded by shops. Two cobblestone paths run through the square, and after almost being run over, I came to find they were actually roads. Regardless, it’s a pretty walkable area which could only be more beautiful in the warmer weather.
We saw the most beautiful stone house on a side street! I instantly fell in love. It was like it came right out of a painting. I could have stood there forever.
So many firsts for me this weekend!
We visited the Montreal Botanical Garden and Butterfly Garden and it was magical to say the least.
The atmosphere was so relaxing. At one point I actually forgot that I was inside! The air was so clean and fresh. I came out extremely relaxed. It truly proves that connecting with nature is such a great way to recharge.
I even got a butterfly to land on me! Ah!
The main reason we went was to see the ever so wonderful Lumineers live in concert.
The concert was held at Centre Bell, home of the Canadiens hockey team.
Sadly my phone died, so I have no pictures of the stadium.
But the hotel had the most glam mirror.
Concerts hold a special place in my heart, and this one will especially. The pure talent of not only all the members of the Lumineers, but also Kaleo and Susto, who were their openers, was astonishing.
Little fact about me: my favorite type of music is alternative. For better or for worse, I relate to a lot of the feelings and lyrics that alternative artists create, and I love the purity of the music itself.
It’s vulnerable, it’s honest, and the people who sing it don’t hold back. They are also so talented.
I have seen several alternative artists live, and you can tell that they didn’t have to edit their voices to make an album. They are really just that good.
If you’ve never heard their music, I would highly recommend it for your next Sunday morning, road trip, or stargazing.
So far this is the farthest I’ve gone to see a concert. But who knows? I’ll go any distance for good music.
What’s your best concert experience? Any recommendations?
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