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Leonard Cohen's Montreal house

Postby jillian0108 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:29 pm

Just returned from a vacation in beautiful Montreal. I made a "pilgrimage" to his home in front of Parc Portugale ( a three story stone row house). The park has a gazebo and is closed to the public for renovations. Leonard Cohen's house has graffiti on it.
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Re: Leonard Cohen's Montreal house

Postby James T » Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:13 pm

Hoping to visit Montreal next year. My grandfather and his family came from Montreal, but I have never been (I never had the chance to meet him either, as he died before I lived).
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Re: Leonard Cohen's Montreal house

Postby lizzytysh » Sat Aug 31, 2013 3:39 pm

Graffiti!?! :? :(
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Re: Leonard Cohen's Montreal house

Postby James T » Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:47 pm

A small amount, I have seen photos and it appears to have been there a little while.
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Re: Leonard Cohen's Montreal house

Postby cohenadmirer » Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:42 pm

A small amount of graffiti in a part of montreal that has quite a bit
I stood in front of the house last December :D
lingered a while and thought it's a bit sad standing in front of an empty house then left
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Re: Leonard Cohen's Montreal house

Postby lizzytysh » Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:53 am

That's too bad, James.
Geez, cohenadmirer, from what you're saying, it sounds like the neighbourhood may be going downhill :(
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Re: Leonard Cohen's Montreal house

Postby leonardthecat » Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:02 pm

I was there in December - small bit of graffiti on the front. Think it's been there a while.
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Re: Leonard Cohen's Montreal house

Postby lizzytysh » Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:13 pm

At least it's only a little bit... hopefully, it speaks of love.
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Re: Leonard Cohen's Montreal house

Postby confetti » Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:22 am

i am going to Montreal in October, and would love to visit the house, I am unlikely to be ever back there, and so would love to see it, would someone be able to give me the address, just so that I am looking at the correct house? :D
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Re: Leonard Cohen's Montreal house

Postby Goldin » Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:11 am

confetti wrote:i am going to Montreal in October, and would love to visit the house, I am unlikely to be ever back there, and so would love to see it, would someone be able to give me the address, just so that I am looking at the correct house? :D
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Re: Leonard Cohen's Montreal house

Postby lizzytysh » Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:14 pm

Right. Perhaps, see if you can get a close-up of said graffiti. Maybe we can make out the words, if there are any.
confetti... graffiti... seems fated that you should take the photos :)
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Re: Leonard Cohen's Montreal house

Postby holydove » Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:49 pm

Here is a photo I took in Sept. 2011, showing the grafitti. Confetti will have to let us know if it is still the same now.

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Re: Leonard Cohen's Montreal house

Postby musicmania » Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:43 pm

It was still there last November.
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Re: Leonard Cohen's Montreal house

Postby mutti » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:18 pm

from what you're saying, it sounds like the neighbourhood may be going downhill
Lizzy in my opinion the neighborhood is far from going downhill. I was there in November 2012, saw the graffiti
but it was of no concern. The park is very sweet and the area very cool, urban and multicultural.
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Re: Leonard Cohen's Montreal house

Postby holydove » Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:06 am

musicmania wrote:It was still there last November.
I thought it was still there then, but didn't remember for sure because it was of such little significance, & I didn't take any photos that time. I agree with Leslie, the neighborhood is really beautiful - very multicultural, with alot of really quaint little streets & interesting stores & restaurants (esp. the bagel shop across the street) - & it is very cool! I would move there in a second if it was feasible.

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