Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Leonard Cohen’s Montreal Was Always Home

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Leonard Cohen [born in 1934 in Montreal–died in 2016 in Los Angeles] is here pictured, in 1974, sitting on the wooden stoop in back of his home (at 28 rue de Vallieres) in the old Jewish neighbourhood, near the Main and Marie-Anne, and across from Parc du Portugal. While Cohen left Montreal to pursue fame and fortune, which he achieved, afterward he bought this modest home in the 1970s. An article in The New York Times says: “I feel at home when I’m in Montreal — in a way that I don’t feel anywhere else,” he told an interviewer in 2006. “I don’t know what it is, but the feeling gets stronger as I get older.” Fittingly, Cohen asked to be buried in Montreal, where he is at a family plot at the Shaar Hashomayim Cemetery on the slopes of Mount Royal. For more, go [here] and [here] and [here] and [here] and [here].
Courtesy John Rowlands; The (Montreal) Suburban