Daily Archives: November 28, 2012

Project 365 – Day 333: Plaza St-Hubert

November 28 2012

We’re having our first real snow today with a few centimeters in the forecast, so my plan of going and shooting the full moon rising up over the horizon from Mount Royal was a no go. So instead, I went for some shopping therapy (I wanted to check out camera bags that would also take a laptop) at the big camera store Lozeau located on the Saint Hubert Plaza.

I don’t often make it up here but the Plaza is an interesting place to visit if you find yourself in the area. The Plaza was founded in 1959 with the purpose of backing small retailers who were struggling to survive against major competitors. Covering four city blocks on St-Hubert between Bellechasse and Jean-Talon the Plaza you can find stores selling pretty much anything you want.

I”m not sure when the green awnings over the sidewalks were added, but on days like today it’s a nice feature to have 🙂

Saint Hubert Plaza

Saint Hubert Plaza
ISO 100 – 70mm – f5.6 – 1/250 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Saint Hubert Plaza

Saint Hubert Plaza
ISO 800 – 18mm – f5.6 – 1/60 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Saint Hubert Plaza

Saint Hubert Plaza
ISO 800 – 230mm – f5.6 – 1/250 sec

Saint Hubert Plaza

Saint Hubert Plaza
ISO 800 – 18mm – f5.6 – 1/125 sec

Saint Hubert Plaza

Saint Hubert Plaza
ISO 800 – 145mm – f5.6 – 1/250 sec

I recently saw some images of this part of rue Saint Hubert taken back in the 60’s and the street has really changed and is hardly recognizable to how it looked back then. I actually prefer how it looked in the 60’s and wonder what happened to all those great neon signs.

Rue Saint Hubert in the swinging 60's

Rue Saint Hubert in the swinging 60’s
Image credit: bilan.usherbrooke.ca

For more great historic pics and information on rue Saint Hubert, head over to this article on Expo Lounge.

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Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

– Martin

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