I really loved the people and the City of Montreal as I knew it in my youth. I still love the City, but the laws about French language keep me from wanting to retuen permanently. My skill at languages, other than English, is near zero, so I would always be a misfit now. nice place to visit, but no longer my home.
I lost my photos of Montreal in a house fire in 2001. I have substituted a set of photos from a vintage postcard set. I let the bilingual captions speak for themselves. Even without these reminders, I can visualize these and other scenes in my mind. Old memories stick better than the new.