July 6 2012
Following yesterday’s colorful post of stairs, doors, windows and balconies on Le Plateau, the majority of today’s pics seem rather dull in comparison.
I found myself on rue de la Commune in the old port late this afternoon where many of the old warehouses overlook the Saint Lawrence seaway. Although now the home to restaurants, boutiques and lofts, the numerous faded signs hint to their previous owners’ businesses. For a while I have thought about photographing each sign for prosperity, today became that day.
But before I bombard you with bygone days and faded company signs, I’ll start with some pictures of trapeze artists.
I was fortunate in my timing to be in the area as a free trapeze demonstration was taking place as part of the Montréal Complètement Cirque festival that opened on Wednesday. I missed the beginning of the show, but managed to grab a few shots of the trapeze artists doing their thing high up in the air.
It was fun shooting the flying trapeze and I hope they perform regularly during the festival so I get the chance to photograph them again.
Okay, back to earth so to speak and some old signs…
Old Montreal has different designed street signs compared to other parts of the city. I’m happy the city actually made an attempt to have street name signage that matches the environment.
For those interested, here is a standard Montreal street sign.
I managed to catch a couple of street shots between looking for and shooting the signs. The mother and daughter passed by me and I noticed they both were wearing striped dresses….and bargain, I got to include another sign
Not sure why I took the Vespa’s at f25, but I was kneeling in the middle of the road on a blind corner and think I panicked when I was nearly hit by a bike and turned the wrong dial by mistake.
Okay last shot of the day. I noticed a nice sailing ship setting out from the harbor toward the Saint Lawrence seaway with Habitat 67 in the background, so of course had to grab a photo. But also worth noting is the big motor yacht parked up in front of Habitat 67.
The 115m mega yacht is called the Luna and is owned by Russian Billionaire Roman Abramovich…and this is just one of his yachts If I was to get an invite to visit the yacht, I might just become a fan of Chelsea football club ;-).
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Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.