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Montreal in August 2002

Some six months after my first trip to North America, I found myself flying back in August 2002 to present some work at the IFIP World Computer Congress in Montreal, Canada. I had been a little nervous beforehand, worrying that people might resent me for speaking in English, but as it turned out, this was very unfounded. The people were lovely, and the weather was absolutely gorgeous (as was my hotel, the Delta Centre-Ville).

I still only had a basic film camera on this trip, so the photos below are limited in number, and not very good quality. This trip was the first time I had ever had any kind of "holiday" after a work event, and I made the most of it. I walked all over Montreal, and visited the Biodome and also the Biosphere; most of all, I spent two days just walking around the Botanical gardens - they were lovely and peaceful, and a great change of pace from the work I had been doing.

Me in the gardens of the Palais des Congres, Montreal
Me in the gardens of the Palais des Congres, Montreal
The Olympic Tower from the Montreal Botanical Gardens, with lots of flowers
The Olympic Tower from the Montreal Botanical Gardens, with lots of flowers
The Olympic tower and the Chinese garden, at the Montreal Botanical Gardens
The Olympic tower and the Chinese garden, at the Montreal Botanical Gardens
A view of downtown Montreal from the Palais des Congres
A view of downtown Montreal from the Palais des Congres
A group of puffins inside the Biodome in Montreal
A group of puffins inside the Biodome in Montreal
The Olympic Tower and Biodome (formerly the Velodrome) in Montreal.
The Olympic Tower and Biodome (formerly the Velodrome) in Montreal.
A close-up photo of the Olympic Tower in Montreal
A close-up photo of the Olympic Tower in Montreal
The pagoda and waterfall in the Chinese Garden at the Montreal Botanical Gardens
The pagoda and waterfall in the Chinese Garden at the Montreal Botanical Gardens
Bonsai trees in the Montreal Botanical Gardens
Bonsai trees in the Montreal Botanical Gardens
Christchurch Anglican Cathedral in Montreal, with a skyscraper behind
Christchurch Anglican Cathedral in Montreal, with a skyscraper behind
A lake inside the Montreal Botanical Gardens
A lake inside the Montreal Botanical Gardens
Flowers in the Montreal Botanical Gardens
Flowers in the Montreal Botanical Gardens
The Montreal Biosphere (not to be confused with the Biodome)
The Montreal Biosphere (not to be confused with the Biodome)
The fountain in Vauquelin Place, Old Montreal.
The fountain in Vauquelin Place, Old Montreal.
The Notre Dame Basilica on Rue Saint Sulpice, Montreal
The Notre Dame Basilica on Rue Saint Sulpice, Montreal
A poor quality photo inside the Notre Dame Basilica, Montreal
A poor quality photo inside the Notre Dame Basilica, Montreal
Me standing outside the Palais des Congres in Montreal.
Me standing outside the Palais des Congres in Montreal.
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