I just spent the last four or so days in Montreal visiting my buddy Simon Spratley. It was my first-ever visit to Quebec as well as my first-ever visit to any province other than British Columbia. Cards, photography and Formula 1 racing were the order of the weekend — the latter because the Canadian Grand Prix was last weekend.
A few observations, good and not so good:
- America isn’t the only North American country with an obesity — or, at least, weight — problem
- Formula 1 racing is big, big money. According to some guy at the bar, each team has 100+ employees, and it takes three 747’s to transport the cars from race to race
- Formula 1 drivers are young. Very young.
- Poutine, which I had never heard of, is Canada’s national drunk food. Or at least Quebec’s.
- In the “I wish I’d have done that” category — learning a second language. That French-English thing is pretty cool.
- Montreal reminded me of a Midwest to East Coast city. Philadelphia, sort of. Lots of very old and very new.
- Capris might be coming back in for fellas. Good thing, because I haven’t worn my pair since the last time they were in.
- There aren’t many photos out there that can’t be saved with a little post processing, cases in point: