Project 365 – Day 164: Purple Rain at the McCord Museum

June 12 2012

I left it a bit late going out today to find something to photograph, and by early afternoon the rain was coming down.

Despite the rain, I kept with my original plan and headed down to the Urban Forest public art installation at the McCord Museum on rue Sherbrooke. The Urban Forest features artificial turf, sparkling ribbon trees, a swing, a picnic area, a patio and public artwork – all in purple.

It wasn’t the best day or weather to really go and see the installation and I ended up having Prince’s Purple Rain playing in my head all day :-)

Purple Rain at the McCord Museum

Purple Rain at the McCord Museum

Purple tree

Purple tree

Purple artificial grass

Purple artificial grass

Purple tree at McCord Museum

Purple tree at McCord Museum

rue Victoria turns purple

rue Victoria turns purple

Artificial meets natural

Artificial meets natural

rue Victoria turns purple

rue Victoria turns purple

Purple tree

Purple tree

Natural wood patio at the Urban Forest art installation

Natural wood patio at the Urban Forest art installation

Purple swing

Purple swing

On Wednesday’s between 6.30-7.30pm  until September 12th there will be Forest Nights featuring local bands. With free entry to the Museum on Wednesday’s together with the outside terrace, I think I will be heading back soon under more enjoyable conditions :-)

The Urban Forest event runs until September 30th, so if you are in Montreal between now and then, be sure to check out the McCord Museum and the summer Urban Forest event !!

To view images in gallery format, simply click on one of the images below.

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Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

Martin

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8 Comments

  1. Benoit Guillot June 12, 2012 at 10:32 pm #

    Love these colours !

    • Montreal in Pictures June 13, 2012 at 8:28 am #

      Thanks Benoit – would have been better if the sun was shining though ;-)

  2. kshap June 13, 2012 at 9:15 am #

    I think it looks really pretty in the rain — the purple is so vibrant. Will definitely have to check it out next time I’m in town, thanks!

    • Montreal in Pictures June 13, 2012 at 10:00 am #

      My pleasure Katie. I didn’t get to shoot some of the other installations due to the heavy rain though..Seems like Wednesday evenings are a good time to visit, a little music and free entry to the museum :-)

  3. Mireille Lauzon June 13, 2012 at 3:18 pm #

    Hi Martin,
    Purple has been my favorite color since I can remember. Half my closet is in purple, rooms and deco all over my house are in purple, the only flowers that are allowed to grow in my garden are purple … part of my hair is purple. So you can imagine how good I felt, and still feel, when I saw these pictures. Thanks for keeping your program even if it rained.
    Mireille

    • Montreal in Pictures June 13, 2012 at 7:44 pm #

      I’m pleased I was able to bring some more purple into your day Mireille :-)

  4. J & E September 7, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

    Beautiful pictures from a beautiful place. Glad I discovered your blog. I’ve added a link to this post to our own trip to Montreal blog (in Hebrew).

    • Montreal in Pictures September 8, 2012 at 2:11 am #

      Thanks J & E for stopping by and adding a link :-) Hope you make it back to Montreal again soon !

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