A Fling with Montreal & A (Ridiculously) Fun Photo Shoot

In May of 2014, I met up with my uncle and two cousins in Montreal for a quick weekend getaway. I had a pretty major trip right around the corner (posts coming soon!), but I was eager to show support for my cousin and his football team.

Although my football-playing cousin was busy, the rest of us spent a few hours exploring Mount Royal, the fabulous park which boasts a bird’s eye view of the city.

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There’s a bit of an uphill walk to get to the lookout from the parking area, but I promise you it’s worth it.

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The lookout has been around since 1906, and it’s a great place to spend some time, particularly if you need to recover from the walk up.

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For my uncle, (other) cousin, and I, we spent a half hour or so before we had to leave for my cousin’s football game. Along the way we took a quick detour through downtown Montreal.

2014 Mtl & Photo Shoot

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Montreal is a city that – aside from this quick two night jaunt – I have only ever driven through. It’s really a shame because it’s quite a lovely city, rich in history and culture. Now that I live only 2 hours away, I plan to try to make it there more frequently. With any luck, this fall might present an opportunity or two!

In early June, I came across a Buzzfeed post that Brit & I had a really good laugh over. We decided to have our own, and set out to the park to recreate the pictures we were able to.

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We had plenty of fails along the way…

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… but in the end we had a few we really loved.

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We did this originally as a joke, but we ended up having a really good time laughing at ourselves – particularly during our failed jump pictures. If you have a camera and don’t mind looking like a bit of a fool to get some cute snaps, this could be a fun thing to try.

Have you ever been to Montreal? Have you ever had a staged photo shoot with friends? 

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