Monday, February 8, 2016
A walk through St-Henri - with some typical Montreal scenery. Corner stores (here called dépanneurs) provide everything from food to beer and lottery tickets. This one is truly on a corner.
While outdoor staircases to the second floor are typical in many parts of Montreal, this staircase to the third floor is unusual. The outdoor staircases save space indoors and some say the church encouraged them back in the days as young people could not sit in stairwells and act inappropriately.
It was a little chilly to take advantage of this spot to sit. As in any part of a city, you can see graffiti on the walls of buildings. Every neighbourhood has its charms and its flaws.