I found myself in Montreal on family business this week and was able to get a bit of a whirlwind voyage thru centre city. I arrived late Tuesday afternoon and quickly scrambled outside to grab a few photos before my light disappeared.
Rooftops and Mr. Moon.
Chinatown was very near my hotel. I was staying at the Holiday Inn Express on Boul Rene Levesque, midway between Sanguinet and Saint Urbain. This was a block or so in the direction of Saint Urbain. Chinatown has some marvelous pedestrian streets (not too mention some very pricey bulk tea).
Notre Dame Basilica.
View in the opposite direction from the square adjacent to the Basilica.
I believe this is the side of the old City Hall. Palace of Justice should be to the left, if my memory serves.
On Wednesday I was able to get out in the afternoon once again to take some photos. In the evening I had a bit of a reunion with a former classmate at McGill, and we went out to a few pubs and bars. Marvelous nightlife.
Rue St. Paul! The old main street of Montreal - very, very old street. Cobblestone and medieval wandering. Pretty excellent example of terminating the vista.
Again, old City Hall, I believe. This time the left front side of it.
Courtyard cafe and car park. I hold an obsessive interest in all that are courtyards - courtyard homes, courtyard buildings, and so forth. Montreal was paradise for me.
Old Montreal near Rue St. Paul.
This is just below Rue St. Paul and was the former waterfront street of the city. The waterfront has moved steadily outward as more piers are built and land reclaimed.
The writing on the wall.
A very warm and welcoming building on Rue St. Paul. Nice galleries inside of it, and sweet, sweet central heating.
I like this shot. The angles and lighting worked well.
Assimilation! They built right around it and integrated the old building into the new. Brilliant. Note: the same building as above, viewed down the block.
Street-level view of the building in the last two shots.
So that was my Montreal trip. I've many more photos on my computer, a great many of which are probably relevant to here but I've tried to limit it a bit. There are a few more in my gallery that I did not post here, too.
abrowne's Montreal gallery