When the weather here is pleasant, I couldn't be happier. It means that spring has finally arrived despite the cold, rain and the light snow flurries I saw one morning earlier this week. Luckly, it blew over and the sun came out later that day. This is Canadian weather for you! This winter has been a long and cold one and I am glad to see the occasional warmer temperatures when we have them. It really is refreshing to see the green(ish) grass once again after all that snow.
Wanting to take advantage of the spring weather last sunday, we decided to go out for brunch and take a stroll at the cemetery located right up the street from our house! I have to admit, it was quite disappointing. I guess I am spoiled with the bigger, older and nicer Mount Royal cemetery (which will be a future post, I promise.) Considering it was a beautiful day and warm enough, I decided to wear my pretty corseted coat with my favourite Breakfast at Tiffany's hat.
|An old picture but this is what the back looks like|
The cemetary we visited is called Urgel Bourgie. This company owns several burial plots and parlours throughout Montreal (possibly throughout the Province) but we went to the one located five minutes away from my house. How cool is that? There are cemeteries in walking distance from my apartment! For some odd reason, we always called the Urgel Bourgie burial grounds "Urgel Burgel". I don't know where this started but it sounds funny and it just sticks. So Urgel Burgel it is!
|I couldn't get a good picture of the gates, there was a busy street behind me!|
This particular Urgel Burgel cemetery had no fancy tombstones or grave markers and I think the oldest grave was from 1878, there were more recent ones than old ones. Now you can understand why the dissappointment.
Here are some pictures of our stroll. The cemetery was so small it only took us an hour (it would of taken us a lot less without the little one) to go through it all.
As a side note, I thought this would be a nice way to officially end my Danse Macabre posts. It was not planned that way at all but I thinks it is a nice touch, nonetheless.
|It's a ghost!|
|This is a rose bush. I should come back and see it in full bloom. It looks kinda cool like this nonetheless.|
|Some "grave markers" Lots of people were buried here!|