May 22, 2011

The next day I headed to the Museum of fine arts and spent a while looking at items related to Napoleon. The artifacts are not reproductions. He really did wear that kind of hat, apparently. The statue of Napoleon's mother looks a lot like Missy Kuykendall to me.

It's not often that I see a picture frame with words in Aramaic. Fortunately, these words, "Talitha cumi," are familiar enough that one is not likely to mistake it for Hebrew. A couple of the Gospels quote Jesus as saying these words to Jairus' daughter. You can read about the influence of Romanticism on this painting in this paper.

The Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul is a Presbyterian church.

St. George's Anglican Church is on the other side of the Catholic cathedral from my from my hotel, across the street from Windsor Station.

Sunday is not the best day for photographing church interiors since they tend to be having services or the buildings are shut up tight. I did find time late in the day to take interior shots of the Roman Catholic Cathedral, Marie-Reine-du-Monde. Unfortunately, they didn't have a Café du Monde, but I did get some decent photos. On my first day there I took some exteriors with my iPhone from my hotel window and emailed them to some friends to show where I was. One of those shots is posted on the previous page.


I went into the lovely area between the hotel and McGill University looking for the Baskin-Robbins. I ordered the Banana Royale in absolutely perfect French, but they were out of bananas. I'm sure I enjoyed whatever I had instead, and the area was gorgeous.


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