Friday, June 18, 2010
Montreal Shows its True Colors
Since Canada doesn't have a World Cup Team (as my friend Nadira so aptly put it, "We're better on ice), Montreal is free to bring out their flags in support of whichever team they pledge allegiance to. Flags (of England, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Greece, Holland...) fly freely from car windows, draped down over balconies and have become evening shawls as well. The cafes along St Viateur were packed with rapt fans (especially during the Greece match) and the streets drone quietly with the sound of the vuvuzela. It truly is a wonderful celebration of the many cultures that make Montreal such a beautifully vibrant city.