Okay, this Américaine would like an answer on a very trivial matter. There are lots and I mean LOTS of cars here in Montreal that appear to be almost brand new but don’t have rims.
So my very unimportant question is – do car dealers here sell such a stripped down version of the car that it doesn’t come with rims, or is this some sort of cool guy thing for Montreal? Either way, I just don’t get it!
Other things of note from the past two weeks:
1. Everyone here (except for 2 isolated and hopefully coincidental incidents with STM workers) is extremely nice, polite and genuinely helpful. Even strangers. Example: If you don’t want all of that tree killing junk mail in your mailbox, all you have to do is put up a sign and the flyer distributors actually see it, accept it, and skip your house! Mon dieu this would never happen in the States!
2. Everyone here has an iPhone. 80 year old women. Construction workers. Babies. EVERYONE. Such a far cry from New Mexico where everyone has flip phones. I know this, of course, because I watch Breaking Bad.
2. Not many people wear jeans. If they do, they are tailored or skinny. I have yet to see a person who looks like they left the house wearing the same thing they woke up, which was a daily occurrence in Denver. Pajama pants and a hoodie does not an outfit make! This brings me to….
4. The Men! Montreal men look amazing. They might look hungover as hell (hey, this is a really fun town!) but still have on tailored pants, a button up shirt or sweater with a blazer and interesting shoes. It’s really all about the shoes and they all look fantastic. When the weather gets a bit warmer I’m going to hang out on St. Laurent and photograph them.
…But In the meantime I’m headed to New York for the Montreal Impact game where I plan on photographing my lovely friend Lauren in her new hipster apartment in Chinatown. This brings me to one last very unimportant question: How much booze I can legally bring back across the border into Canada?