Monday, July 22, 2013

Relaxing Scottish Music and Downtown Montreal

Hello everyone!  A very warm welcome to you all!  The video I have chosen for this post is a short 3 minute clip entitled "The Skye Boat Song."  It is lovely and relaxing Scottish music.  Enjoy!

The photos I am sharing today are ones that I took on a walk recently in downtown Montreal.  No, I do not know the children in the second photo, but I enjoyed the fact that they were just as fascinated as the adults by this sculpture.  You just need to click on the images to see a larger view.

Thank you all so much for visiting me here!  I always appreciate and enjoy reading your kind thoughts, which you are always welcome to share by clicking on the 'comments' link at the end of my post.


  1. merci beaucoup Linda, pour la musique, et le partage de ces photos à Montreal, c'est un plaisir de venir visiter.
    Laurence, Opale et SOnye

  2. Very nice song, and a good group, but I was expecting the Pipes. :-}

  3. Ah, very soothing music--nice!

    That sculpture is fascinating! I'd want to get up close like those children. :-)

  4. Bonjour,
    Je passais par là brièvement aussi je me suis arrêtée un instant et j'ai admiré vos merveilleuses photos...
    Je ne suis pas du tout ville mais je suis très impressionnée à chaque fois par les immeubles et je me demande aussi comment font tous ces gens pour vivre dans ces barres de béton !
    Une très belle photo également de ces sculptures qui subitement deviennent vivantes avec la présence des enfants qui les enlacent.
    Gros bisous à vous... J'essaierai de repasser si possible avant septembre !

  5. i love scottish music, though i must confess, it's difficult for me to tell the difference between scottish and irish traditional music, heh :D nice photos of the buildings. looks like a very sleek and modern city! =)

  6. These big skyscrapers are quite something else! We have none where we live, or anywhere around. But lots of cows we DO have!!

  7. Good ghoise Linda very relaxing
    Belgium greetings

  8. What amazing Sculpture ..Lovely music Linda .

  9. Most Scottish children learn the Skye Boat Song at an early age.
    It's a story about Bonnie Prince Charlie and Flora McDonald.

    Chorus: Speed, bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing,
    Onward! the sailors cry;
    Carry the lad that's born to be King
    Over the sea to Skye.
    Loud the winds howl, loud the waves roar,
    Thunderclouds rend the air;
    Baffled, our foes stand by the shore,
    Follow they will not dare.
    Though the waves leap, soft shall ye sleep,
    Ocean's a royal bed.
    Rocked in the deep, Flora will keep
    Watch by your weary head.
    Many's the lad fought on that day,
    Well the Claymore could wield,
    When the night came, silently lay
    Dead in Culloden's field.
    Burned are their homes, exile and death
    Scatter the loyal men;
    Yet ere the sword cool in the sheath
    Charlie will come again.

  10. nice pictures and video :-)

  11. Those really are fascinating sculptures! I don't blame the people for being absorbed in viewing them!

  12. Ah Linda - I love that Scottish music...calls to my spirit...perhaps because my mom is Scottish. Love seeing the sculpture and the beautiful buildings in Montreal. Thank you for sharing.

  13. Art-photos, Linda, all three !

  14. Bonitas fotografías, especialmente la primera de ellas, con los reflejos de la gran ciudad sobre la fachada del BNP, y la segunda con ese singular grupo escultórico. Un Abrazo,

  15. What a great sculpture.....and beautiful city.


Please do not be shy! I appreciate your kind comments, they are sweet treasures and really make my day! Spammers, do not waste your time, I delete your comments and they do not even show on my blog. Comment moderation is enabled. I do hope that Blogger's changes in the way of proving that you are not a robot do not deter you from commenting! Thank you so much! If you have Google+ and are only allowing Google+ users to comment on your blog, I do not have, nor do I want it. And if you use DISQUS for accepting comments on your blog I don't have that, either, nor do I want it. Thanks!