Saturday, July 6, 2013

Beauty in Montreal

What an appealing city! During our stay in Montreal, we have stopped regularly to admire something so well designed, something so ingenious, something so beautiful that it took our breath away. For instance, a glimpse of the sanctuary of Notre Dame Basilica:

Now THAT'S a church!
Behind the sanctuary is a chapel with a bronze plate that must be seen to be believed:

But the prize today goes to the topiary at the Jardin Botanique (Botanical Garden), immediately adjacent to the Olympic stadium. It is astounding. Each piece is carefully curated, and at least twenty feet tall. Here is a slideshow:

They are part of an international competition, each designed by a different nation. Wow. That's all we can say: wow! It is a privilege to be in the presence of such imaginative beauty. It lifts us higher. It brings heaven closer.

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