first, let me issue a plea for your help. some montrealers might recognize the following pieces of graffiti:
the stencil artist who created the above has been arrested and charged with 85 counts of mischief. he is scheduled to exhibit his work at an art gallery on st-laurent in the new year, but if the charges stick, he could be thrown in jail instead. for more information on how you can act, please visit the zeke's gallery website.
fight the criminalization of street art!
relish the following, because it's the last snow-free shot of montreal you'll see until april.
it's 4:45pm and already pitch black. the joys of a montreal winter.
even sir george étienne cartier gets a scarf when the snow first falls.
the peck building at st-viateur and st-laurent is now home to a videogame company. unfortunately, they decided to adorn their new home with a suburban office park-like sign.
after a morning exam, i decided to take the 24 out to NDG to pick up some curry at dad's bagels and check out a nice-looking cafe i had glimpsed earlier.
in case you're curious, the only possible way gay marriage can now be prohibited constitutional amendment is passed, which is all but impossible, or if the notwithstanding clause of the constitution is implemented, which is also next to impossible. even if parliament votes against legalizing gay marriage across canada when a bill is tabled in the new year, it will remain legal wherever the existing laws have been struck down by the courts (ontario, quebec, british columbia, the yukon and manitoba, as it stands right now). opponents have no hope in hell of gay marriage ever being illegal again.
changing from the 24 bus to the 80 at bleury street.
later that day....
friday night, the storm started. saturday afternoon, the city looked like this:
i headed up to the jean-talon market. st-denis near jean-talon.
this is vaguely pornographic:
back in the mile end, walking towards parc avenue along st-viateur.