Old Port of Montreal

Continuing with some images I shot while down at the Old Port of Montreal on Tuesday, today I have some shots that were taken on the promenade next to rue de la Commune overlooking the Bassin de l’Horloge.

There was a train on the tracks below that gave a little added interest to the view

The first shot is looking west toward the bassin Bonsecours.

Old Port of Montreal

Old Port of Montreal
ISO 100 – 11.5mm – f5 – 1/60 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

The next image shows the apartment building called Heritage du Vieux Port. Prior to being renovated into luxury apartments the building was a refrigeration warehouse. The apartment building was recently in the news when an investigation by Radio-Canada’s Enquête program uncovered the building as having apartments either owned or occupied in the last decade by around 20 persons with criminal records or ties to organized crime – a pretty high number for a single building.

I think I’ve told this story before, but when it was being renovated we spoke with a security guard who put us off looking at the condo’s when he mentioned the trains woke him in the night – “It sounds like someone firing a shotgun” were his exact words – Maybe it wasn’t the trains he heard afterall :-/

Heritage du Vieux Port apartment building

Heritage du Vieux Port apartment building
ISO 100 – 12mm – f6.3 – 1/400 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

 

View towards the Port of Montreal

View towards the Port of Montreal
ISO 100 – 195mm – f6.3 – 1/400 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

From the promenade you also get a nice view of the nearby clock tower…

Tour de l'Horloge

Tour de l’Horloge
ISO 100 – 220mm – f6.3 – 1/400 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

And if you look in the distance past the Bassin Bonsecours you can see the Habitat 67 (which I will have more shots of tomorrow).

Habitat 67

Habitat 67
ISO 100 – 195mm – f6.3 – 1/400 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

 

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

– Martin

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