Living in a bilingual, bicultural city means finding ways to get along, and Montrealers are pretty good at it, writes Peggy Curran, coaurthor with Jean Par of Montral: la joie de vivre. For his part, Par agrees: "Montral is becoming the site of an new political awareness that outsiders would label a 'quite revolution.'" Finding ways to blend the cultures and span the languages to create a truly unique lifestyle is the essence of Montral.
Within the byways and boulevards of this historic metropolis, Curran and Par find much to admire. The city's architecture, the wild changing of the seasons, the food (from junk to Haute cuisine), the indomitable spirit of the people, the constant interplay of French and English influences- all are celebrated here.
Aided by hundreds of beautiful and evocative images selected by photography editor Ron Levine from the work of area photographers, Montral: la joie de vivre elegantly details the many facets of life in this, one of the world's most rich and vital cities.