Is it spring or summer ?

After a week of sun and temperatures in the 20′s spring has finally arrived. If it wasn’t for the trees being adorned in fresh spring leaves and blossom, you could have thought it was already summer :-)

I would have liked to have gone out more than I did during the last week to shoot the almost overnight morphing from the bare brown winter trees to the green canopies of today. Alas, I only managed to get out to take some pics on Saturday – and that was pretty much restricted to the downtown core, but at least I managed to capture some shots with trees around Phillips Square.

Phillips Square

Phillips Square
ISO 100 – 18mm – f10 – 1/125 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Phillips Square

Phillips Square
ISO 100 – 18mm – f10 – 1/125 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Phillips Square

Phillips Square
ISO 100 – 18mm – f10 – 1/125 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

 

Union Avenue

Union Avenue
ISO 100 – 48mm – f10 – 1/125 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Blvd René-Lévesque

Blvd René-Lévesque
ISO 100 – 24mm – f10 – 1/125 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

University Street

University Street
ISO 100 – 25mm – f4 – 1/125 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

rue Berger / rue Sainte-Catherine Est

rue Berger / rue Sainte-Catherine Est
ISO 100 – 21mm – f10 – 1/125 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Les Foufounes Électriques

Les Foufounes Électriques
ISO 100 – 34mm – f10 – 1/125 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

I happened to notice that Anarchopanda has been ‘immortalized’ in a mural depicting him being confronted by the police. For those wondering who the hell Anarchopanda is….he was a leading figure in last years student demo’s. The mural is on the side of the Milk Bar building near rue du Berger.

Police vs Anarchopanda

Police vs Anarchopanda
ISO 100 – 18mm – f10 – 1/125 sec

Place Pasteur on rue Saint-Denis

Place Pasteur on rue Saint-Denis
ISO 100 – 18mm – f9 – 1/100 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

rue Saint-Denis

rue Saint-Denis
ISO 100 – 18mm – f9 – 1/100 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

rue Sherbrooke Est

rue Sherbrooke Est
ISO 100 – 70mm – f9 – 1/100 sec

I don’t recall shooting the sculpture – Le Malheureux Magnifique by Pierre Yves Angers – on the corner of rue Saint-Denis and Sherbrooke before, so here are a couple of shots. The sculpture was initially called “Sculpture en face” when it was entered into a student contest at the CEGEP du Vieux-Montréal in 1972 and was originally installed in Parc Pasteur. It was moved to its current location in 1981.

 

Le Malheureux Magnifique sculpture

Le Malheureux Magnifique sculpture
ISO 100 – 92mm – f9 – 1/100 sec

 

Le Malheureux Magnifique sculpture

Le Malheureux Magnifique sculpture
ISO 100 – 112mm – f9 – 1/100 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Blossom on McGill University

Blossom on McGill University
ISO 100 – 45mm – f4.8 – 1/500 sec

 

Blossom on McGill University

Blossom on McGill University
ISO 100 – 42mm – f4.8 – 1/500 sec

rue Prince-Arthur

rue Prince-Arthur
ISO 100 – 34mm – f4.2 – 1/125 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

rue Prince-Arthur sign

rue Prince-Arthur sign
ISO 100 – 66mm – f5.3 – 1/500 sec

 

To view images in gallery format, simply click on one of the images below.

 

 

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

- Martin

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3 Comments

  1. patricia May 7, 2013 at 2:03 am #

    Hello,

    I’m a Montrealer lost elsewhere, and I was wondering what was the big white bubble in the “rue Berger / rue Sainte-Catherine Est” picture.

    And I love the “rue Sherbrooke Est” picture. It’s almost as if the front house (is it the Goethe Institute?) was painted on the red building.

    Thanks for sharing all these beautiful pictures. I visit your blog regularly to remind me how much I love by city.

    • Montreal in Pictures May 12, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

      Hi Patricia,

      Thanks for stopping by. The white dome on the rue Berger picture is the Satosphère of the SAT (Société des Arts Technologiques – http://www.sat.qc.ca/) on blvd Saint Laurent.

      The building on Sherbrooke street is the Maison Arthur Dubuc located just west of rue Berri. You can see a comparison shot of the building taken in 1936 and 2012 on the Spacing.ca Montreal website (http://bit.ly/11wjQXT).

      Thanks again for following the blog :-)

      - Martin

      • patricia May 13, 2013 at 2:02 am #

        Hi Martin,

        Thanks for your answers! I had the right building in mind, but thought it was Goethe Institute. I guess it’s time for me to go back home ;)

        Keep the nice pictures coming.

        patricia