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[PHOTO] Eight photos from the Vieux-Port de Montréal

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By the time that I had finally gotten down to the Saint Lawrence in the Vieux-Port, to the west of Pointe-à-Callière, it had stopped being twilight and started to become night. Some of the better photos that I took there look to me almost like Impressionist paintings. I could see Habitat 67 across the way, and was particularly taken by grain silo no. 5.

Ice on the Saint Lawrence

Looking west (1)

Looking west (2)

Looking across at Habitat 67 (1)

Looking across at Habitat 67 (2)

Looking across at Habitat 67 (3)

Élévateur à grain no. 5 (1)

Élévateur à grain no. 5 (2)

Written by Randy McDonald

February 24, 2017 at 11:45 am

[PHOTO] Five photos from Pointe-à-Callière and Place Royale, Montréal

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I did not get to see the renowned Pointe-à-Callière Museum on this visit. I did get to spend time there in the twilight, wandering around there and the adjacent Place Royale down by the Saint Lawrence.

Around Pointe-à-Callière, looking west (portrait)

Around Pointe-à-Callière, looking west (landscape)

Place Royale (portrait)

Place Royale (landscape)

Around Pointe-à-Callière, looking east

Written by Randy McDonald

February 23, 2017 at 1:00 pm

[PHOTO] Wandering around Vieux-Montréal, late evening

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Wandering around Old Montreal in the late evening of a warm winter day is magical.

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Written by Randy McDonald

February 22, 2017 at 10:00 am

[PHOTO] Hotel Nelligan, 106 rue Saint-Paul Ouest

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Hotel Nelligan, 106 rue Saint-Paul ouest

Wandering Vieux-Montréal in the emerging evening light, I wandered past Hotel Nelligan, an establishment named after the great poet Émile Nelligan.

Written by Randy McDonald

February 21, 2017 at 12:05 pm

[PHOTO] Celebrating Montreal 375 at City Hall, Montréal

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Celebrating Montreal 375 at City Hall

These golden doors of the Hôtel de Ville were framed by these banners advertising Montreal 375, this year’s celebration of the 375th anniversary of Montréal’s foundation.

Written by Randy McDonald

February 19, 2017 at 10:00 am

[PHOTO] Nelson’s Column and Hôtel de Ville, Montréal

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Nelson’s Column stands just to the west of Montréal’s Second Empire Hôtel de Ville. The two constructions, one slim and tall and the other much the larger, made a eye-catching pair for me.

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Written by Randy McDonald

February 18, 2017 at 12:30 pm

[PHOTO] Un tire d’érable, $C 3

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Un tire d'érable, $C 3

At a stand set up for Igloofest on Place Jacques-Cartier, below Montréal’s Hôtel de Ville, I bought some maple taffy for $C 3. The heated maple syrup cooled very quickly once it was poured onto the ice, quickly becoming edible.

Written by Randy McDonald

February 17, 2017 at 8:00 am