March 29 2012
For today’s theme I decided to go out and shoot some nearby buildings that each feature curves in their design.
As you may notice, pretty much all the images in the post, in addition to being HDR, were given some extra processing using Topaz Adjust. It was good news that Adobe today launched Lightroom 4.1 release candidate which among other bug fixes fixed the external “edit in” bug which was starving me of my Topaz addiction. I think after 3 weeks or so of not using, I overdosed on Topaz – so apologies to anyone who dislikes this kind of post processed treatment.
Anyway, back to the theme of curved buildings.
First up is the Apartment building Le 450 on the corner of rue Sherbrooke and rue Berri. I knew a guy who lived in one of the apartments on the top floor – amazing views of the city and a top vantage point for the summer fireworks festival. Apartments here start at $1,500 for a furnished studio, so I guess the view comes at a high price. Construction of the 14 floor tower was completed in 1967.
Next up is Le Nouveau Colisée apartment building on Sherbrooke street between rue Jeanne-Mance and rue Sainte Famille. Construction of the 19 floor tower was completed in 1966.
Just down the street is UQAM’s Président-Kennedy Pavillion near Place des Arts on ave du Président Kennedy. UQAM stands for Université du Québec à Montréal and is one of the 2 French Universities in Montréal (The other being University de Montréal). The Président-Kennedy Pavillion contains the Scientific Library and departments including Mathematics, Computer Sciences, Atmospheric and Earth Sciences. The building stands 9 floors high and was completed in 1998.
Finally, another University building but this time the English university of McGill. Located at the end of prom Sir William Osler is the McIntyre Medical Building. Known by its distinctive circular shape, the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building is the central hub of McGill’s renowned Faculty of Medicine. Its sixteen floors include classrooms, research facilities, laboratories, offices and a cafeteria. You’ll also find the Life Sciences Library here, and the Sir William Osler Library, named after one of McGill’s most famous professors and an icon of modern medicine.
The McIntyre Medical Sciences Building is 15 floors high and was constructed between 1963 and 1966.
From prom Sir William Osler there is a staircase that leads to Pine Avenue. The stairs look like they could be a good location for a summer evening shoot with the over hanging trees and lighting.
The McIntyre Medical Building also has an entrance on Pine avenue together with an interesting sculpture which unfortunately I couldn’t find who the artist was.
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Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.