One of my favourite forms of art is installations, and there were many that were a part of the current exhibit. The one pictured above absolutely blew us away. In a darkened room 4 black canvases leaned against the wall. As you stood there, one by one they would come alive with a video recording of a someone in jail sharing his story. The slow fade in and out absolutely made it seem like a 3-dimensional drawing was coming to life in front of your eyes and the stories and how they were told were thought-provoking.
I just loved that as we walked through downtown Montreal, every time you looked north, there was Mont Royal shrouded in mist.
After stopping for lunch, we headed to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. It was a bit late in the day already so we went to their regular collection, which was fascinating.
One of the unique things they had was quite a collection of decorative arts. I enjoyed exploring the really impressive collection of 20th-century design. I'm so tactile that it's always challenging for me not to touch things in a museum. This time it was hard not to sit in things!
It's too bad this picture is a bit fuzzy. It's probably my favourite from the whole trip.
We went back to our hotel to relax a little bit and put our feet up. This was the gorgeous rainy day view out our window.
We finished our night at an amazing restaurant called the Stash Cafe. This was the absolute perfect place to spend a cold, rainy night. It was cozy and the food was Polish comfort food. It tasted like a homecooked meal. I felt guilty when I tried the borscht (which was amazing!) because my mom used to make it about once every 2 years as a big treat and I wouldn't touch it! Here I sampled it (and wanted more) and homemade pierogi and an awesome cabbage stew. The service was not the best but the food was so good we'd definitely go back for more.