The Jane Hotel

On my recent overnight trip to New York City, it turned out that one of my tourist desires matched up with the places I needed to go, so I stayed at The Jane Hotel. “Completed in 1908, the American Seaman’s Friend Society Sailors’ Home and Institute was designed by William A. Boring, the architect renowned […]

Montreal Sunday

This is the first time I’ve been able to get through with wireless for a while, and it wasn’t easy. Spent Thursday at the Botanical Gardens, five and half hours worth of walking–the picture above is from the Chinese Garden. Friday I did three panels and a reading. Saturday was hanging out and talking to […]

Wednesday in Montreal

Wednesday was devoted to the Biodome and a trip up to the top of the Olympic Stadium via funicular. Alas, at the Biodome I did not catch a glimpse of the sloths, and also missed the otters. But I saw at the golden tamarins and a baby monkey with its mother, a lynx, many lovely […]

Montreal, day two

Yesterday was our trip to Pointe-à-Callière, the archaeology museum I’d really looking forward to seeing. It’s built on the foundations of the old customs house, and down in the basement you can see various foundations and the results of excavations in the area, which had centuries worth of human occupation. There’s also a nice observatory, […]

Some Montreal Food

Tea and tarte au citron on Monday afternoon. The smudge in the meringue was my fault. Monday night’s Mongolian fondue. The pot has two kinds of broth, one spicy and one mild, into which one drops slices of meat, vegetables, and tofu. It was way yummy. Dessert from Tuesday’s lunch–the fire alarm at the museum […]