Something about being inside a cemetery is peaceful and calming to me, especially at Mont Royal Cemetery. Located in the same vicinity as Mont Royal Park, we found the place relaxing and more pleasant than the urban parks. The sound of nature struck us when we explored the area: sweet voices of birds singing and chirping, the rustling of tree leaves and the soft sounds of the wind. We perused the gravestones and mausoleums like observing and admiring architecture, noticing differences in time periods and the ages of the deceased, the conditions of the tombstones — like how elaborate some of them are, while some have aged by weather and time.
Mont Royal Cemetery is well-kept and full of flowers that carpet and surround the area with their beauty, attracting all living beings.
I’m sure a cemetery is not the happiest spot for some people, but something about it draws me in. If or when the next time you’re visiting one, try to observe the surroundings and enjoy its scenery and let it lull you in.