May 14 2012
Balconies and outside staircases are a feature of various districts across Montreal, but the high concentration of multi-plex residencies in Le Plateau makes them ubiquitous and can be found on pretty much any street you visit in this highly populated sector of Montreal.
Today I took a quick stroll up Saint Hubert and some adjoining streets specifically looking to shoot these iconic features.
I start my mini tour with a picture of a typical balcony. These days you will also see red squares in; windows, doors and, as in this image, tied to balconies, indicating support for the current student fight against tuition fee hikes.
If you are interested in knowing a little about the history of the staircases, check out the post from Feb 5. There are still many unique staircases I want to capture, so no doubt I will be posting more on the staircase phenomenon in the future.
While walking down one street, I came across an old Dodge Dart and couldn’t resist grabbing a shot. Even though I only took one exposure I put it through Photomatix to give it some HDR treatment and was quite happy with the result.
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Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.