I had been hoping that Saturday would be a great day for taking some late winter shots around town given the
Spring Winter storm that blanketed the city on Friday. For good or bad by Saturday the temperature had warmed up and the snow was now mainly slush – not quite the white wonderland I had been hoping for. But since I had my weekly pictures to take I decided to still head down to Old Montreal to grab some shots.
One building that I haven’t photographed much is the Quebec Court of Appeal on rue Notre-Dame – formerly the Palais de justice de Montréal. Known as the Ernest Cormier Building, it was built between 1922-26 and bears the name of the building architect. I’ve never been inside and not sure how easy it is to get in – certainly doubt photography is permitted inside anyway – without going through a lot of red tape.
Opposite the appeal Court is the Édifice Lucien-Saulnier which housed the original Montréal Courthouse (which is now housed in the modern building next door). The building was inaugurated in 1856 and designed by John Ostell.
I took a quick look inside Notre-Dame de Bon-Secours Chapel (the oldest church in Montreal) on rue Saint Paul. Unfortunately I didn’t have my tripod with me so had to shoot at high ISO. In fact, tripod’s aren’t allowed but I will try to seek permission before I visit again and plan to also visit the adjacent Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum. Here are a couple of shots for now…
Today the weather was a little better and so took my camera out with me again and so here are a few shots taken earlier today around rue Saint Denis and rue Ontario East.
I spotted across the road an old camper van that was nicely matching the color of paint on the windows behind. But then I realized the windows were of one of my old favorite drinking holes – L’Île Noire – and that it was no longer there 🙁
When I got home I did a search and thankfully found that the bar had relocated round the corner to the adjacent rue Saint Denis – so guess I will be heading down there soon to check out the new spot.
We ended up spending the afternoon at the Archambault store – A great place for music, including instruments…luckily I came out having only purchased a Mumford and Sons CD that was on special offer.
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Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.