August 13/16 visit to Château Ramezay

On Saturday afternoon, August 13, (from 12:30-2:30 P.M.), approximately 14 dedicated Sherlockians (8 members of the Bimetallic Question Society) and Dickensians (6 members of the Montreal Dickens Fellowship), braved the torrential rain, major construction, road blocks and traffic clogs to attend a wonderful tour of the historic Chateau de Ramezay in Old Montreal.

Led by, the Bimetallic Question’s own, Bruno Paul Stenson and organized by Carol Abramson, we were delighted to be invited to attend this most interesting tour. Fellowship guests were myself, Gail Ewan, Barbara Good, Heather Wileman Brown and friend and Zsuzsi Kapas.

Bruno was an excellent and entertaining guide. He took us throughout the gardens and gallery outside and the many filled rooms inside, giving us so much information about both the Chateau and the history of Montreal and Quebec!  He was so knowledgable and funny!! We all learned so much! Highlights were the  Espalier (vertical) apple trees, the panelled music chamber, Molson Bank dollars, the first licensed car in Quebec and of course a bust of Charles Dickens himself, who visited the Chateau in 1842!  It was a fun and very informative afternoon, perfect for a rainy day in our wonderfully historic city of Montreal!

Many many thanks to our guide Bruno, host Carol and to the Bimetallic Question Society for organizing the event and making us feel so welcome! We look forward to other combined events! Bruno will be giving a tour of the Redpath Museum on October 9. Save the date!