Today I went for a drive to Laval-sur-le-Lac. It is part of Laval, a suburb of Montreal. But this place is very special. Not only do you have a beautiful waterfront but you see also some very big mansions and monster houses. I always like to look at the gardens and at the exteriors of the houses. Here are some pictures I took today.
This is my absolute dream garden. In summer they often have garden parties and you see guests wandering about in-between the statues and flower beds. There is no fence and so people from outside, like myself, can look inside and take pictures.
Another house on the same street.
I took this picture on the little bridge which is leading to Ile Verte, another little island just across from Laval sur le Lac. Another beautiful little place to visit.
I think I have an obsession with balconies. Sometimes I even think that a balcony is more inviting and cozy than a huge big garden, where there is a lot of work to be done and you really have to like gardening. Some people are really good with plants and know how to create beautiful garden rooms. I really admire them. Unfortunately, I am not one of them. Perhaps because I used to live in apartments (called flats) when I was living in London and I never had a big garden. But I liked decorating a small balcony when I had one. Just with a table and chairs and a couple of flower pots.
When I walk around Montreal I always admire the balconies and the stairs. I take pictures of streets and the stairs and sometimes of the balconies if I can get near enough, or I ask some friends to send me pictures of their balconies.
Here are a some more pics of balconies.
lots of plants on this little balcony.
lots of lovely stairs and balconies on this street.
A small narrow balcony looking out onto the street