Добро пожаловать к этому международному месту открытки изображения. Benvenuto a questo luogo internazionale della cartolina di immagine. Καλωσορίστε σε αυτήν την διεθνή περιοχή καρτών εικόνων. Willkommen zu diesem internationalen Abbildungspostkarteaufstellungsort. Bienvenue à cet emplacement international de carte postale. Onthaal aan deze Internationale plaats van de beeldprentbriefkaar. Welcome to this International picture postcard site. (Please Click on the Picture for an Enlarged View)

Monday, July 01, 2013

Duluth Street, Montreal

Richard sent me this picture post card of the Duluth Street in the French-speaking area of Montreal, but English speakers will do OK in the many restaurants. Bring your own bottle, and enjoy the people-watching! The Duluth Avenue is an east-west line from Montreal. It connects the Mount Royal Park in Lafontaine Park and crosses the district Le Plateau-Mont-Royal.

There are many restaurants and small shops. Avenue Duluth appears from 1859 under the name of Saint-Jean-Baptiste in the village of the same name. On December 1, 1890, the street was renamed " Duluth ", in honor of Daniel Greysolon, Sieur the Lhut (1639-1710), French “woodsman and explorer”.
The commercial and manufacturing functions primarily characterized this way since the beginning of the twentieth century. They included a candy factory and clothing, shoe stores, a gas station, grocery store and a bakery. Towards the middle of the twentieth century, the shops are among others being replaced by shops of home repair and printing and a veterinary hospital. Partly under the influence of the Greek community of Montreal, the face of the avenue changed in the early 1980s and became highly commercialised. 
Yes you guessed right. The card is from Canada, but posted in the United States. Hence, the really really nice US stamps you see alongside, which had been pasted on the envelope.