Another thing unique to Montreal is how the city follows directions. As far as Montrealers are concern, the riverside is South (which is actually East–if you look at the map) where the sun rises. For a tourist who has no sense of direction, this is just perfect. All you have to do is face the river and that’s south. Turn 180 degrees and that’s north.
It’s weird but it works for me perfectly! No, I don’t have terrible sense of direction. 😉
The afternoon sun’s rays in contrast with the immaculate snow.
View from the Expo island. From where I stood, in the point of view of Montrealers, this is South. Therefore, I am facing the North, where the sun sets. Confusing? Read the whole blog again. 🙂