In August, The Luminous Landscape and my family picked up and moved to Montreal Quebec Canada.
Montreal is a rare city that remains full of wonderful contradictions. It is both a burgeoning tech hub (for better or worse) and “the city that capitalism forgot,” as some have said. It is located in the La belle province, a truly abundant and varied place of atmospheric color and life.
It is a genuinely bi-lingual town that has mostly sorted it’s French English tension, at least on the island.
The area we moved to is directly situated at the foot of Mt. Royal. The mountain offers a wall of color in the fall, and the pathways that lead up it are a wonderland of raw inner-city trails that hide the town’s noise below.
Irene and I hike up the mountain daily with our daughters strapped to our backs. I recently took my camera out just as the leaves were turning. My goal was less concerned with capturing the usual display of painterly fall dazzles but rather to show the mystery, ennui, and romance of this autumn feel under the canopy of trees and within our quieting park.