|Le neige à la Parc Lafontaine|
Outside classes, we have plenty of homework and lots of vocabulary to learn. Our apartment is looking very festive with post-it notes stuck all around in an effort to facilitate our learning. We are lacking someone to correct our pronunciation so we will end up with weird anglo-Google Translate accents!
The weather has been quite bitter with a freezing wind whipping through and sub-zero temperatures. Our desire to be out and about has therefore been dampened so we are spending a lot of time in the gym. Today, we went to the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal. As with any contemporary art, some was fabulous and some, we failed to appreciate.
I particularly liked two video installations by Ragnar Kjartansson. One called A Lot of Sorrow, was the performance of the song Sorrow by The National played over and over for six hours. Whilst we did not watch the whole six hours, it was a great song and interesting to see the variations in each repetition. The second installation was The Visitors where a group of musicians played a song in a large mansion. Each musician was in a different room (including one in the bath) and each was displayed on a different screen. You were unable to see all the screens at once so you moved around. Très cool!
|Sweating it at the gym. Not a bad view from 27th floor!|
|The pool on 27th floor of our apartment block.|