Some shots from around Old Montreal

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.

 

Rue Saint Paul

Rue Saint Paul
ISO 1600 – 18mm – f14 – 1/640 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

 

Dome of Marché Bonsecours

Dome of Marché Bonsecours
ISO 200 – 30mm – f7.1 – 1/400 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Rue Saint Claude

Rue Saint Claude
ISO 200 – 75mm – f7.1 – 1/640 sec

Ville Marie behind Château Ramezay

Ville Marie behind Château Ramezay
ISO 200 – 40mm – f7.1 – 1/400 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Edifice La Sauvegarde

Edifice La Sauvegarde
ISO 200 – 105mm – f7.1 – 1/200 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Reflections on rue Notre-Dame

Reflections on rue Notre-Dame
ISO 200 – 21mm – f7.1 – 1/60 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Rue Notre-Dame

Rue Notre-Dame
ISO 200 – 34mm – f7.1 – 1/125 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Entrance to Aldred building

Entrance to Aldred building
ISO 400 – 48mm – f5 – 1/60 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Calèche on rue Notre-Dame

Calèche on rue Notre-Dame
ISO 400 – 28mm – f5 – 1/200 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Notre-Dame Basilica

Notre-Dame Basilica
ISO 400 – 18mm – f5 – 1/250 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Rue Notre-Dame

Rue Notre-Dame
ISO 400 – 18mm – f5 – 1/640 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

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.

Entrance to Court of Appeal of Montréal

Entrance to Court of Appeal of Montréal
ISO 200 – 18mm – f7.1 – 1/80 (-2ev/0/+2ev)

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.

Édifice Lucien-Saulnier

Édifice Lucien-Saulnier
ISO 200 – 45mm – f7.1 – 1/80 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Water splash

Water splash
ISO 800 – 105mm – f5.6 – 1/1250 sec

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…

Notre-Dame de Bon-Secours Chapel

Notre-Dame de Bon-Secours Chapel
ISO 1600 – 10mm – f4.5 – 1/50 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Notre-Dame de Bon-Secours Chapel

Notre-Dame de Bon-Secours Chapel
ISO 1600 – 10mm – f4.5 – 1/40 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Notre-Dame de Bon-Secours Chapel

Notre-Dame de Bon-Secours Chapel
ISO 1600 – 10mm – f4.5 – 1/13 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

 

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.

Rue Ontario East

Rue Ontario East
ISO 100 – 18mm – f6.3 – 1/200 sec

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.

Camper van

Camper van
ISO 100 – 38mm – f6.3 – 1/200 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Rue Saint Denis

Rue Saint Denis
ISO 100 – 40mm – f6.3 – 1/250 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

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.

Archambault music store

Archambault music store
ISO 100 – 18mm – f9 – 1/80 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

 

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Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

– Martin

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