Saturday, 1 March 2008

Saturday Photo: Skiing and Skyline in Montreal

One of the pleasures of living in a city geared to winter is the way people combine winter sports with ordinary life. Mont Royal Park has about 10 kilometers of cross country ski trails in the middle of the city. On nice afternoons these lengthening days, a steady stream of people head for the trails.

That's the downtown skyline in the background, and this year there is even more snow (the picture was taken about a year ago when we had far less than the current record snowfall.) A sunny, cold late winter day is hard to beat.

And the bicycle? Well, an increasing number of people ride all winter, although I've yet to see anyone balancing skis while riding a bike through traffic.

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