Thursday, July 11, 2013
Samuel Wood, Montreal native who has returned to the city after being away for 18 years of studying and teaching in Britain, has a new blog called A History of Canada by Montreal Metro.
It’s a history based on the names of Montreal’s 68 metro stations.
He says he is “inspired by my fascination with the stories that shape the world in which I live”.
The stations tell the history of both France and Britain.
“Only in Montreal could you find Pierre François Xavier de Charlevoix, a French Jesuit explorer and teacher of Voltaire, on the same line as Robert Peel, prime minister of Great Britain and the founder of the London police force”, says Wood.
To read his blog, go to http://historyofcanadabymetro.com