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A couple of weeks ago my daughter called. “Hey Dad,” she said. “I’m a teacher on vacation. Let me take you to lunch in Old Montreal. After, we could visit the Pointe-à-Callière archaeological and historical museum. It has a collection of artifacts that illustrate how various cultures – the British, French and First Nations – coexisted and interacted and have influenced the history of this region over the years.”
Needless to say, I accepted.
We had lunch at a schnitzel place I know downtown and then headed for the Old Port to the museum.
Bummer. TOURIST SEASON.
It seemed as if the entire world had the same idea we had. The admission line was so long it sneaked out of the lobby and half-way down the block. We hung around for a bit then gave up and went for a walk.
When we got to the old (restored) Stock Exchange building we found a row of abandoned wooden armchairs facing the structure. We sat down and, within minutes, were treated to a show that you can see by clicking on the link below.