Statue of Black Peter at the Centre de commerce mondial de Montréal
I thought Christmas was over but not anymore. I was wondering around today when I ran into these guys in the Centre de commerce mondial de Montréal. This first one is Black Peter, he helped out Saint Nicolas in dealing with the naughty boys and girls. The sign said he is not well known in America but is in Europe which lead me to wonder two things. 1. is this display on loan from somewhere in the USA or 2. is America used in reference to North America in Canada and I just don’t know that because like a self-centered American I always think it is referring to the country and not the continent when I read it on signs back home. The second picture is actually the first Santa I saw when I walked into the building he was pretty hard to miss. It is 21st Century Santa. He comes equiped with a cell phone (and hands free headset) and a computerized disc listing all the nice and naughty children this year. I am fond of his all over thermal suit, he must have been working out too, there seems to be a little less jelly in his belly.
I had an excellent time walking around today, In addition to the Santas you see here I saw the Notre-Dame Basilica my words nor my pictures could possibly do it justice all I will say is if you live here and have not seen the basilica yet then
stop whatever you are doing and go, or at least plan a visit soon. If you are visiting soon then put the basilica on your must see list. There is a 5.00$ recommended donation and it is worth every cent.