Montreal sculpture



It was quite hot today.  OK, OK, I’m not complaining. I was out and about a bit – under that warm Montreal sky and I saw a couple of interesting sculptures.  SInce even as I write, “that” game is taking place I thought the first picture was a nice one to post,  That rather grim guy on the steps of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is on of the Burghers of Calais (not burgers, you philistines) – you know, a sort of town councilor.  You can see he’s holding the keys to the city.  You can just look up the story on Wikipedia.  Anyway, you can also see a nice Canadiens’ flag taped to his hand.  I was surprised and touched that it stayed up there.  The second sculpture is close to the corner of St. Denis and Sherbrooke where I go for my Pilates class.  Believe me, I almost turned into a statue myself in that killer class.  I love Pilates.  It’s the only form of exercise I have been able to stick to.  I think it’s because most of it is performed lying down.  Anyway, I think this sculpture is very interesting in that the artists ( there are two – a brother and sister from Quebec City and darm, I have forgotten their names) have portrayed a father and son supposedly reflected in the water in the bottom half of the sculpture.  That is quite an ambitious project, I think.  I must say I think, in the main, they have pulled it off.  Interesting what you see if you open your eyes around town.  Off downstairs to watch the rest of the game.  At one point I was outside and heard two great cheers from people in the neighborhood.  It has been a little quiet lately.  I wonder what that means.  A demain, darlings.


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