Members of 3Dwalkthroughs.com spent the day walking outside the area of the Montreal Jazz Festival and was very impressed with the surrounding neighborhoods. The architecture was very similar to what we experienced when we visited London last summer. Even though many of the restaurants and outdoor cafe’s were outside of the area sponsored by the Festival, many had live Jazz musicians.
As you can see from the montage of pictures above, there were very cool brownstone apartments interspersed with spacious loft buildings. The entire downtown area was also surrounded by a bike/rollerblading/running path.
During the day we dusted off our rollerblades and did a little exploring. The highlighted off the awkward skate was finding a converted Formula 1 track that is now the home of hundreds of bikers and rollerbladers. It is totally smooth so the risk of getting hurt was somewhat diminished. The danger returned however when we tried to skate back…the moral here is it is safer to walk in Montreal if you are not a good rollerblader.