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North America's most unique city

Showing off North Americas most unique and artsy city: Montreal!. these pictures were taken by my girlfriend and I throughout this year, with lots more coming your way! photos were taken with my girlfriends S4 phone, the crappy quality ones by my crappy quality phone, but regardless, hope everybody enjoys the pictures!




























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A truly incredible place, thanks for the photos.
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To play the role of contrarian very briefly, I don't think Montreal is the most unique city in Canada, much less the whole of North America. That being said though, I do think Montreal is an absolutely phenomenal city, and I absolutely love your photos. Thanks!
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I thought this was going to be a New Orleans thread! But great pics regardless - I recognize all the places especially after visiting the other weekend.
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I thought this was going to be a New Orleans thread! But great pics regardless - I recognize all the places especially after visiting the other weekend.
So did I! I think it would be tough to argue against New Orleans being North America's most unique city, but Montreal does look worthy of a visit.
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Hello everybody! glad you like the pictures. As to why I called it the most unique city in North America. its due to the European fusion with North America and that energy and creativity you'd only see here in Montreal. Plus living in other cities on the continent, none can compare to MTL. Not saying its not the only unique place, but theres just something i can't explain about it.














































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So did I! I think it would be tough to argue against New Orleans being North America's most unique city, but Montreal does look worthy of a visit.
i was actually thinking quebec city, haha.

certainly NOT dissapointed when i saw montreal.
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Montreal is ok, I like going there, but dont be so pretentious. Still. Ways to go to be a great ville.
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Montreal is ok, I like going there, but dont be so pretentious. Still. Ways to go to be a great ville.
Pretentious in what way? And the city is already a GREAT place to live, and only getting better.
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Montreal is my favourite city in Canada. It's just so cool and self-aware.
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saint louis square i presume. always reminds me of a tighter lafayette square in saint louis. i could be a-clockwork-oranged and force-fed images of montreal and be satisfied.
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If you define North America as stopping at the Rio Grande, the most unique city on the continent is St-Pierre, France. That's not even up for debate.
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i was actually thinking quebec city, haha.

certainly NOT dissapointed when i saw montreal.
For the record, Montreal is more "typically North American" than Quebec City on basically every imaginable metric. So in other words: you are correct.

(Not saying that it's good or bad, it's just how things are.)
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saint louis square i presume. always reminds me of a tighter lafayette square in saint louis. i could be a-clockwork-oranged and force-fed images of montreal and be satisfied.

Yes indeed, its such a beautiful area, along with all the entire Plateau-Mont-Royal borough.
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I stand by NOLA being the most unique! But yes love Montreal - so photogenic.
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I stand by NOLA being the most unique! But yes love Montreal - so photogenic.
I've never gone to New Orleans so personally i can't say, but I've had friends from there visit Montreal and they say MTL is more unique than N.O.
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I have a high chance of going to New Orleans next month, I might take the time to make a photothread (not that SSP doesn't already have several).

Being used to Montreal it's going to be hard to judge fairly the real "uniqueness" of another city in comparison
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what new orleans has going for it is the crazy geography...you feel like you've left the north american landmass and are driving into some psuedo-tropical city state over viaducts, floating shacks, and god knows what. i am sure though that entering quebec has that same sort of funny dissociative feel.
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Montreal is ok, I like going there, but dont be so pretentious. Still. Ways to go to be a great ville.
Montreal may not be the greatest, but in terms of Canada or Canada + USA, there aren't that many great cities to go around. Montreal is certainly on the list, if not at the top of it.
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what new orleans has going for it is the crazy geography...you feel like you've left the north american landmass and are driving into some psuedo-tropical city state over viaducts, floating shacks, and god knows what. i am sure though that entering quebec has that same sort of funny dissociative feel.
Bolded part, it's definitely not the case, at least in my opinion.

It's mostly the opposite: if you enter the province driving, it'll slowly turn into Quebec and eventually you'll realize you're now deep into it. It's a continuum, and every single one of the areas of Quebec that are just next to a border shows common traits with whatever lies on the other side (usually due to shared history and evolution).
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