Saturday, 24 September 2011

Saturday Photo: Outremont in Flowers

A good part of the neighborhood I live in was laid out at the turn of the 20th century as a "garden suburb." While most of it is on a grid, street trees and front gardens were present from the beginning.

Formerly a separate city, Outremont has been part of Montreal for nearly 10 years. But it still attempts to emphsize its green heritage. This ornamental bed is beside the building that was once the city hall, and now houses the borough offices. It dates back much further than the city though--it was used to store furs at the beginning of the 19th century, but more about that another day.

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