Botanical Gardens – Gardens of Light

We went out for supper last weekend for Szechwan and afterward when to visit a new exhibit at the Botanical Gardens, called Gardens of Light that run from dusk until 9:00pm every day until November 2, 2014. It is amazing figurines of animals, birds, people of different cultures, all through the park. One of the most beautiful exhibits is in the Chinese Garden, there are many lanterns hanging, light up ships of old on the water, would recommend for anyone in Montreal area to see. Here is the photo of the ships on the pond, click on it to open the gallery to see them all, enjoy.

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Architecture – Latin Quarter East of Sanguinet & Ste. Catherine St.

We went to supper at the Icehouse in Plateau Mont Royal, Tex Mex, and Southern food, really good. Beforehand went walking east of Sanguinet between de Maisonneuve, and René Levesque, exploring the area for architectural photos. I had already planned the walk by checking the area on the Maps app on my iPad, there was a church, old buildings with great entrances, and on St. Denis St. there was the facade only of an old church. Here is one of the stained glass windows inside that church, click on it to open the gallery to see all the photos, enjoy.

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View of Montreal from The Olympic Tower at Sunset

I went to the Olympic Tower on August 30, 2014 in hopes of catching the sunset and getting some nice shots of Montreal and the area around the Olympic Tower. Little did I know that it was packed with tourists, busloads, but I was told to push through them and there was another line of individuals beyond the groups. I had to wait for the funicular to go up three times before it was my turn. Once I got up I ran to the closest window set up my tripod and started shooting and then moved on to the other viewing areas. It was quite busy up there but I managed to get a spot to setup everywhere I went to see another area. What a view, as I continued around the different viewing areas, the sun slowly descended and I began to see that beautiful orange light of sunset. I got a lot of great shots, only to be disappointed when I got home and started processing the raw files to see how filthy some of those windows were, so I had to scrap a lot of the photos, or crop out the bad sections of some otherwise decent shots. Below is a great shot of the sunset sky looking North, just click on it to open the gallery and see the rest of the photos, enjoy.

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Pointe a Calliere – 18th Century Public Market 2014

A couple of week ago we went to check out the 18th Century Public Market held by Pointe a Calliere museum, and then went for supper afterward. I went last year as well, it is pretty cool seeing all the people dressed in 18th Century garb, characters such as priests, butchers, bakers, etc. We had a great time, there were also marching militia men, and fake canon firing. Here is one photo of a craftsman carving out a bowl, click on it to open the gallery to see all the photos, enjoy.

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Montreal’s Latin Quarter – Commissioned Graffiti

I heard there was going to be some artists painting graffiti in the Latin Quarter of Montreal three weeks ago, and wanted to go take some photos of the graffiti, but decided to wait until the week after to get the finished murals. I walked east from St. Laurent a block above and below Ste. Catherine and there was graffiti everywhere on the front, side and backs of the buildings they had painted. They even painted some waste containers, here is one of my favourite, click on it to open the gallery with the rest of the photos, enjoy.

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Boston Architecture – Part 3

This is the final post of the photos of architectural shots I had taken in Boston on vacation this year, thanks for hanging in, it is such a great place to see and photograph. I will have new photos for next weeks post that I took in the Latin Quarter, stay tuned. Below is a photo one of a great statue we saw before entering the Massachusetts State House, click on it to see all the photos, enjoy.

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Boston Architecture Part 2

As I mentioned last week I have many photos of architecture from out trip to Boston, here is the second instalment of three. These are photos from downtown Boston, as well as photos from our visit to Salem, a great place to visit with just as many historic buildings. Below is a photo of the inside of a church we were invited into by the caretaker who saw me photographing the outside of the church. It is the first church built in Salem, click on it to see all the photos, enjoy.

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Boston Architecture – Part 1

I have so many great photos of architecture from both Boston and Salem, MA, from my vacation that I would like to share, that I will post them over the next few weeks. These photos mainly were taken during our bus tour, we were able to get off and on as many times as we wanted. Here is a great photo of the Trinity Church that was built in 1877, that is right across form the oldest library open to the public, the Boston Public Library, built in 1895, click on the photo to open the gallery to see all the photos, enjoy.

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Vacation 2014 – Boston, MA – Travel Photos

We decided to go to Boston to visit for the first time, we had great weather, great food, and a great time. We decided to take a Tour Bus the first couple of days to see as much as we could. We took advantage of the fact that we could get on and off the bus any time and so we visited what we liked. We visited the Naval Museum where the USS Cassin Young was docked, Boston Commons, and the park across from it with the swan boats. We visited the Trinity Church, the First Boston Library, Salem, the Massachusetts State House, and much more. Here is the first instalment of photos I will be showing of some of my travel photos.
This first set is the view of Boston from the Prudential Center Skywalk Observatory from the 50th floor, more to come in future posts, enjoy.

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Photographing In & Around the Ste. Catherine St. Sidewalk Sale

I went downtown to do some photography yesterday, there was a sidewalk sale on Ste. Catherine St. from Atwater all the way to St. Urbain St. I walked the side and parallel streets between de Maisonneuve and René Levesque from City Counsellors St. to Stanley St. taking photographs of architecture, a public piano that you could walk up to and play on the sidewalk, and a cool looking tour bus. It was a beautiful day to be outside, it was sunny with some clouds, not too hot. I am always amazed at how kind people are when photographing with my tripod, most stop until I am done, or wave them through, many ask if they can pass.
Here is one of the photos, click on it to open the gallery with all of the images, enjoy.

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