poire_gourmande: (Hogwarts)
[personal profile] poire_gourmande
Prompt: Use a variety if sensory details to describe your favorite place in the world.

Word count: 292

Rating: PG



Montreal.


The best city in the world, because it is all the cities in the world. A city of diversity, a plural city.


The Quartier Latin, with its restaurants – Chinese, Mexican, Italian – its bars – punk, Irish, reggae – its schools, its people – students, artists, homeless.


The Quartier des spectacles, with its shops, restaurants, theaters. Ballet, festivals, music, an orgy of culture for everyone.


Chinatown, where you can’t tell if you’re still in Quebec or if you walked through a mystic portal and wound up in Asia. Sidewalk sales, inviting bakeries, whole lacquered ducks, not a word of French or English to be found.


The Plateau, with its overpriced – but oh so good – restaurants, its intellectuals, its hipsters, and the most gorgeous apartments you’ll ever see – but overpriced too.


The Old Port, with its buildings dating from the first days of the colony, where you can really see history before your eyes. With its paved streets dating from before cars existed, where you can’t walk in heels because it hurts. Where you can rent a pedal boat and struggle for ten minutes to learn how to steer it before your rental time is over. Where you can skate on the Bonsecours basin in the winter, and protest in the streets in the spring – Le Printemps Érable, they say!


Montreal is my city, a city of constant culture shock, where winter lasts six months, but where summer makes up for it with epic heat waves. A city with the most beautiful women in the world – because they’re from all over the world.


And the language – a fantastic mélange of French and English, with a bit of Québécois thrown in for good measure: music to my ears.


I’m in love with Montreal, does it show?

Date: 2013-03-11 11:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laurymdragon.livejournal.com
Yes it shows, and I perfectly understand it: I feel it too :)

I think Chinatown would technically go without "The". Though in French it's "le quartier chinois", it kinda becomes a proper 'town name', which I believe wouldn't warrant "the" in front of it :3

*buildingS in the Old Port paragraph.

And damn you, I just came back, now I miss it all over again v__v

Profile

poire_gourmande: (Default)
poire_gourmande

September 2017

S M T W T F S
      12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 19th, 2017 08:47 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios