Project 365 – Day 52: Vieux Montreal from the Jacques-Cartier pier

Feb 21 2012

I popped down to the Old Port late afternoon to get some early evening shots around the marina in Vieux Montréal.

Despite the above normal temperatures, the marina is still frozen over and the AML cruise ship is still iced-in at her mooring.

Marina in the Old Port of Montreal

Waiting for the thaw

For a change, I didn”t walk too far and took all the shots from the elevated walkway on the Jacques-Cartier Pier just east of the Montreal Science Centre). The walkway provides a great point of view to shoot some of the nearby landmarks, including the city skyline.

Montreal skyline from the Quai Jacques-Cartier

Montreal skyline from the Quai Jacques-CartierMontreal skyline from the Quai Jacques-Cartier

Montreal skyline from the Quai Jacques-Cartier

Montreal skyline from the Quai Jacques-Cartier

Montreal skyline from the Quai Jacques-Cartier

Montreal skyline from the Quai Jacques-Cartier

Montreal skyline from the Quai Jacques-Cartier

Montreal skyline from the Quai Jacques-Cartier

The last time I was on the elevated walkway it was packed with people visiting the Tall Ship festival last summer. Tonight it was deserted, which made me happy as it can vibrate quite a bit when people walk along it – not good when taking long exposure HDR shots.

Deserted elevated walkway on the Quai Jacques-Cartier

Deserted elevated walkway on the Quai Jacques-Cartier

Deserted elevated walkway on the Quai Jacques-Cartier

Deserted elevated walkway on the Quai Jacques-Cartier

If you walk to the far end, you get a good view of the Marché Bonsecours and Pavillion du Bassin Bonsecours.

Marché Bonsecours

Marché Bonsecours

Marché Bonsecours

Marché Bonsecours

Marché Bonsecours

Love at the Marché Bonsecours

Marché Bonsecours

Marché Bonsecours

A Bokeh Marché Bonsecours

A Bokeh Marché Bonsecours

Pavillion du Basin Bonsecours

Pavillion du Basin Bonsecours

At the Montreal end of the walkway, you get a great view looking up towards Place Jacques-Cartier.

Place Jacques-Cartier

Place Jacques-Cartier

I was pleased to see that preparation is underway for the annual spring Cirque du Soleil big top extravaganza. Being Montreal based, the Cirque premier each year a new show in their hometown. Amaluna is the title of this years offering and will open April 19th.

Cirque du Soleil ground preparation

Cirque du Soleil ground preparation  for Amaluna

I will try to follow the development of the preparation and raising of the big top over the coming weeks. Here is how the site currently looks.

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Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

– Martin

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