Two strips of dirt: my favourite laneway

The other day, Christopher DeWolf asked us all to think of our favourite laneways and I think I happened upon mine this week. I always knew there existed another NDG below the train tracks (known locally as Lower NDG) but had never actually been there. I finally visited this very neglected part of the city while biking around and enjoying the last warm days of the year and was extremely surprised to find an unpaved alley. The two strips of dirt, seperated by a lane of grass reminded me of the country roads of my childhood in rural New Brunswick so it was quite a surprise for me to see this in the middle of Montreal. I wonder how this particular alley managed to avoid the pavement that covers most ofther alleys in the city.

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  1. There are alleys like that in St-Michel too. They aren’t plowed in the winter, either.

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