A Victorian greenhouse built in 1927 by Lord & Burnham, the Westmount Conservatory was closed in 2015 for repairs. The City of Westmount anticipates the Conservatory will reopen, with a restored roof, in 2018. A well done article about the Conservatory with several photos can be found at The Westmount Conservatory: A Green Oasis, Tucked Away in Montreal by Melanie Guilbault (The Main: June 11, 2015).
In the photos, Esther is wearing a Red River Coat (these coats were black or very dark blue with a choice of either tomato red or aqua blue for the tuque, sash, mittens and thick stockings) while Leonard is attired in a fur coat.
These photos show a well-turned-out Leonard Cohen with his older sister, Esther, and their Scottish terrier, Tinky (also spelled Tinke),1 at play,
Credit Due Department: Thanks to Maarten Massa for access to these images
- More about Tinky at “The Closest Being To Me During My Childhood” – Leonard Cohen Talks About His Dog, Tinky [↩]
First We Take Manhattan
By Leonard Cohen
Thanks to Maarten Massa for access to these images. And no, I don’t know the identity of the dark-haired girl in the shot atop this post. Originally posted Sept 13, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric