In the biting Canadian cold, Montrealers flocked in the thousands to pay tribute to one of the city's most iconic and beloved sons, singer-songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen who passed away this week aged 82.
Wreaths, candles, pieces of paper bearing Cohen's lyrics and, idiosyncratically, an old boom box and what appears to be a head of cabbage were laid outside 28 Rue de Vallieres, the trobadour's last Montreal residence.
"I think someone wanted to buy him flowers but ran out of money or the florist ran out of flowers," Montreal academic and Cohen fan Elizabeth Moorhouse-Stein told i24news.
"Tonight we lost one of our greatest ambassadors and icons Leonard Cohen," said Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre, who earlier in the week ordered the city's flags to fly at half-mast.
"Leonard Cohen defined so well our cultural diversity and duality," he added about the bilingual metropolis.
Cohen, a true citizen of the world, had a number of residences accross the globe including one on the Greek island of Hydra, where fans and former neighbors have also left floral and vegetable tributes.