Project 365 – Day 70: Rue Saint-Denis

March 10 2012

Feeling almost spring like outside, I took a short walk up rue Saint-Denis, thinking the numerous bars and cafés may have opened their terraces. Normally at this time of year if the temperature rises above zero, Montrealers celebrate the sight of the end of a frigid winter by filling up the outside terraces of bars and cafés. Maybe it was colder than I thought as hardly any terraces were open – I did come across one attempt to signal spring is on its way though.

Almost Terrace Season

Almost Terrace Season

With the lack of terrrace action, I decided to grab a few pictures of Plateau architecture. The following 2 pictures were taken on rue Rivard (1 street east of Saint Denis above rue Rachel). The street is very typical of the Plateau quarter with its rows of duplexes and triplexes with balconies and iconic outside staircases.

Rue Rivard on the Plateau

Rue Rivard on the Plateau

Staircases on rue Rivard in the Plateau

Staircases on rue Rivard in the Plateau

The NEON clothing store on Saint Denis has a great mural over the store front.

NEON Store Mural on rue Saint Denis

NEON Store Mural on rue Saint Denis

On the east side of Saint Denis on the corner of rue Rachel is an art-deco inspired building with some funky sculptures on the wall.

Art deco inspired building on rue Saint Denis

Art deco inspired building on rue Saint Denis

As a reminder that the clocks move forward 1 hour tonight, here is a pic of the clock over the door of the Mexx store on the corner of rue Rachel.

Clock above MEXX store on rue Saint Denis

Clock above MEXX store on rue Saint Denis

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Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

– Martin

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