Montreal Baroque Festival always gives me the opportunity to be a tourist in my own city. With 5 concerts in one day in three different venues we walked through Old Montreal. I love the old stone buildings. The plaque on this one read... "built around 1800 on land granted in 1658 to Lambert Closse by Paul de Chomedey Sieur de Maisonneuve ..."
Along Notre-Dame, we passed the Court of Appeal, once the Court House. It is imposing, with stairs leading up, tall columns and these large doors. Here is a detail of one of the panels.
Near Notre Dame Cathedral, we found a pedestrian area - a quiet oasis in the city, with benches and fountains and the songs of birds ricocheting off the stone facades of the buildings.
As to the festival - what a richness of concerts!