About a week ago, Ricky and I were brought along by my mother to tour the picturesque town of Vieux Beloeil on the South Shore (for those of you non-Quebecers, the region southeast of Montreal). It was perfectly beautiful, if not a little warm, and the dwindling summer light lit up the evening in warm scenes of laid back fishing, people boating on the river, and full terraces of diners chewing slowly through meals that filled the air with tantalizing aromas.
For us, the draw was mostly in photographing the colourful houses, reminiscent of the maritimes, and wandering into the eclectic shops and galleries brimming with unique wares. We spent a particularly long time in a jewelry shop – Boutique L’Antilope – which curated pieces from around the globe (including India, where Ricky bought an early anniversary present of earrings for me), and an art gallery – Galerie Dosha – with a gorgeous collection of works from local artists and artisans.
Once the shops began to close for the day, though, we shifted our focus: our camera focus, specifically. The day was just perfect for wandering and capturing languid shots of the sleepy town.
So without further ado, here are some of the pictures that I took. Hope you like them!
It was certainly a peaceful day. Despite having lived only half an hour away my whole life, I don’t think I’d even been there before so it was nice to see a part of my local countryside as well as get to show it off to Ricky.
Over the next few days, we did some more touring, but that will come in a later post, so stay tuned!
And of course I’m opening an Etsy shop for my art prints in just a couple of weeks, so check out my Facebook page, share it with your friends, and help promote me in any way you can! I’m really excited about getting this off the ground.