Sunday, June 27, 2010

miscellaenia, montreal and a bake sale!

I just developed my first 35 mm film in about a year and a half yesterday. There is nothing like leaving Village Studios (my local photo developer of choice) and hurridely opening the envelope to see my photos. All the waiting is worth it for that moment.

This particular film was in my camera for probably a year, There were already photos on the film when I decided to pick my camera up again. I started to open it and then realized there might be a film inside. So I went into my makeshift darkroom and low and behold found film inside.

The first photos are what were already on the film. Miscellania from over a year ago.

A tree that was hit by lighting on the Niagara Escarpment:

Bottles. In a window.

This was the last photo I had taken all that time ago, and since I decided to open my camera to find out if there was film inside, I ended up taking a double exposure by accident. Thus this photo includes the oldest tree in Grimsby, and my friend Sherrie's beautiful livingroom window in her old apartment in Outremont.


Next. I recently went to Montreal, the true European capital of Canada (in my humble opinion), to sort out my disasterous lease and apartment situation, see my lovely lovely Saskatchewan friend Angie and visit my lovely lovely vieux chunks friends in Drummondville. Angie is a saint and went apartment hunting for a day in the pouring rain with me. We walked to the very east end of Avenue Mont-Royal to see a really crumby apartment, our shoes were totally soaked as were we, and then had to walk all the way back up Avenue Mont-Royal to get to the metro. It was epic. and that evening she made a delicious Hungarian Mushroom soup.


The next day was sunny and warm and so wonderful out. So we went on an excellent walking adventure.

First we walked from Ave Wiseman and Ave Bernard, in Outremont, to "Le Depanneur" - I think my new favourite of all times restaurant. (I don't have many, but this one I really realy liked!) In one of the hottest spots in Montreal - nestled between Mile End and Outremont, this little resto has everything - exposed brick walls, live music, cozy couches and odd tables to sit at, bunting for decorations and best of all very handsome waiters. I cna't comment on the waitresses yet since we only had handsome waiters that day, but maybe they only hire good looking peeps! I will investigate further ;)

Alors, Le Depanneur. We also drank delicious tea and ate delicous food here.


When we were leaving, we asked the handsome waiter for directions to the nearest metro station and he drew us a map, that I kept, of course, becuase I'm like that. It led us here:

We thought for sure he led us astray when we climbed the stairs we saw and ended up on what seemed to be a highway! But a few mintues later after discussing the store "Jeans, jeans, jeans" in detail we ended up at Laurier station! So the handsome waiter didn't lead us astray after all!

On the way there, we saw this amazing shop and I want everything in the window. Especially that globe. I already have a globe (Aberfoyle market find at $15!), but I love that one too.


After eating at Le Depanneur, I went to get my haircut at Dru by Lucie on St-Laurent at Laurier.

Angie met me there and we went walking about. I think we were on Villeneuve when we saw this amazing little window display that just drew me in!


Also on Villeneuve one of my favourite shops ever:

I have no idea what street we are on here, but oh man (!). A dinosaur diorama. It was very detailed too.


Hence, yet another amazing adventure in Montreal. This city gets better with each time I visit it. And there will be many more adventures to come.

Now, at home, in Onterrible, I decided, since I don't have a job, I have a car to sell and I love baking, that I would have a bake sale in my driveway. Accomplishes all three of these tasks in one!

And this was my first bake sale:


New bake sale to come next Saturday!

Last but not least, my mom discovered in the midst of the bake sale that the Magnolia tree had finally bloomed for the first time:


New film locked and loaded ready to capture my dreams.
To come, Margaux our new (stray) kitty living in our garden, Montreal and Drummondville, again, and Angie's adventures in Toronto!

1 comment:

leah said...

what a beautiful post! :)