Project 365 – Day 221: Lunchtime in Parc La Fontaine

August 8 2012

Another wonderful sunny day here in Montreal, so I took a quick walk around Parc La Fontaine at lunchtime.

One guy had the perfect idea and spot for enjoying the great weather.

Taking it easy in a hammock

Taking it easy in a hammock
ISO 100 – 98mm – f5.6 – 1/200 sec

On the east side of the lake there is a monument of the Québec poet, writer, actor and political activist Félix Leclerc (1914-1988).

Monument to Félix Leclerc in Parc Lafontaine

Monument to Félix Leclerc in Parc La Fontaine
ISO 100 – 70mm – f4.5 – 1/60 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Monument to Félix Leclerc in Parc Lafontaine

Monument to Félix Leclerc in Parc La Fontaine
ISO 100 – 70mm – f4.5 – 1/160 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

I found this old video on Youtube of him singing Moi Mes Souliers

In the middle of Parc Lafontaine is the Centre Calixa Lavallée which is home to Art Neuf, a non-profit organization that promotes arts and provides a variety of training courses, exhibitions and other services to the public interested in the arts.

Centre Calixa Lavallée in Parc Lafontaine

Centre Calixa Lavallée in Parc Lafontaine
ISO 100 – 14mm – f13 – 1/80 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

At the corner of Avenue du parc La Fontaine and rue Laurier stands the Monument à Dollard des Ormeaux. The monument is a tribute to Adam Dollard, sieur des Ormeaux (1635-1660), usually known simply as Dollard des Ormeaux, a colonist and soldier of New France, who was killed by the Iroquois at the Battle of Long Sault. Created by sculptor Alfred Laliberté and the architect Alphonse Venne the monument was inaugurated in Parc Lafontaine on June 24, 1920.

Monument to Dollard des Ormeaux

Monument to Dollard des Ormeaux
ISO 100 – 10mm – f6.3 – 1/125 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Monument to Dollard des Ormeaux

Monument to Dollard des Ormeaux
ISO 100 – 10mm – f6.3 – 1/200 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Monument to Dollard des Ormeaux

Monument to Dollard des Ormeaux
ISO 100 – 70mm – f4.5 – 1/200 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Monument to Dollard des Ormeaux

Monument to Dollard des Ormeaux
ISO 100 – 20mm – f5.6 – 1/80 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

A key feature of parc La Fontaine are the 2 lakes, the upper lake having a large fountain at one end.

Parc Lafontaine

Parc La Fontaine
ISO 100 – 30mm – f10 – 1/60 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

For a couple of shots I used the ND 3.0 filter to smooth out the water of the lake.

Parc Lafontaine

Parc La Fontaine
ISO 100 – 18mm – f16 – 30 sec

Parc Lafontaine

Parc La Fontaine
ISO 100 – 18mm – f18 – 93 sec

After leaving the park I cut through the back lane running parallel to rue de Mentana and found a few ‘nice’ photo subjects.

Flowering spiral staircase

Flowering spiral staircase
ISO 100 – 70mm – f4.5 – 1/80 sec

Back of home on Le Plateau

Back of home on Le Plateau
ISO 100 – 18mm – f4.5 – 1/250 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Old door

Old door
ISO 100 – 35mm – f6.3 – 1/125 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

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Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

– Martin

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