July 13, 2016
Bonjour! Our Annual Trip, 2016
The stories behind the photos we shared on Instagram! Follow us @brightspotstrategy for the whole #bspotreal experience!
We retraced the history and cuisine of Montréal’s immigrant waves on Fitz & Follwell’s Flavours of the Main walking tour. Here we are waiting patiently for a Montréal classic, the Wilensky Special: a delicious hot sandwich of grilled salami, bologna, cheese, and mandatory mustard.
Relaxing in Parc Jarry following our walking tour and shopping for picnic supplies at Le Marché des Saveurs du Québec.
After a fascinating conversation about the challenges of collecting in the digital age, Canadian Centre for Architecture staff gave us a private tour including a rare visit to the underground archives. Among the rows of rare books and other publications, we were delighted to discover an unusual collection of architectural models and toys, a tiny representation of which was on display in the gallery.
At Arsenal Contemporary Art, Director Dominique Toutant graciously led us through, “Automata: 3rd Edition of the International Digital Art Biennial,” a transfixing exhibit featuring robotic, immersive, virtual/augmented reality and other multimedia works.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a more diverse offering of food and drink than Atwater Market!
Battle Royale: New York vs. Montréal bagel. St. Viateur Bagel Shop in Mile-End offered us the classic Canadian version, hand-rolled thin with a large hole, boiled in water with added honey, and baked in a wood-fired oven.