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A cabin in the woods
Cabin in the woods

Cabin in the woods

A cabin hidden away in Parc Jean Drapeau

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A weeping willow in Parc Jean Drapeau
A weeping willow meets the water

A weeping willow meets the water

Fall is just starting to set in here in Montreal, as the colours start to change.

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Only in Canada…
Watching a hockey game on Cresent Street

Watching a hockey game on Cresent Street

…do you find the police stopped to watch a hockey game which takes place on a mini-rink in the middle of a downtown street – which was shut down for the event, and in honour of the start to a new season of Hockey Night in Canada.

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From the docks to downtown
View from the old port looking to downtown

View from the old port looking to downtown

While wandering around the old port, you can walk up and down the docks beside the ships. When visiting the old port of Montreal, looking back towards the city gives you a great view of downtown.

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Contrast: The old and the new, little and large
St. George's Anglican Church

St. George's Anglican Church

Within downtown Montreal you’ll find many sights with the old historic buildings tucked in next to the large sky scrapers. Here you see St. George’s Anglican Church, which opened in 1843 and at the time was just outside city limits. The original bells were brought in from England, however after much criticism for being too loud, they were sent away to a country church. In 1901 a new set of smaller bells rung for the first time, and were met with approval.

Part of City Daily Photo theme day. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

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Concordia presents Rawi Hage
Rawi Hage speaks at Concordia

Rawi Hage speaks at Concordia

Concordia University’s Alumni Association holds lectures throughout the year which are open to the public. Last night they had author, and former student, Rawi Hage, talk about his latest book – Cockroach.

His previous book, De Niro’s Game, won the IMPAC Dublin Literary award, the richest award in the world for a single novel.

Although I hadn’t read either of his books, attending this talk made me think they were definitely worth reading. Hage made for an interesting and entertaining speaker, who was very witty even though he stayed quite quiet and soft spoken.

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Getting ready for Halloween
Getting ready for Halloween

Getting ready for Halloween

A visit to Atwater market shows the intense prepareation for halloween. Definitely no shortage of good looking pumpkins to choose from!

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A foggy fall day in Montreal
A foggy day in Montreal

A foggy day in Montreal

The leaves start to change behind the Canadian Architecture Center; a visitor protects himself from the rain.

The Canadian Architecture Center has the third largest Architecture library in the world – which includes archives the size of two football fields below the building. A visit to the center also always one to visit the current exhibit, which now is titled Speed, and a visit to the historic Shaughnessy House.

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Sir John A MacDonald Memorial in Place du Canada

MacDonald looking north over Montreal

MacDonald looking north over Montreal

This monument was unveiled on June 6, 1895 in honor of Canada’s first Prime Minister – Sir John A MacDonald.

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Notre-Dame Basilica | Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal
Notre-Dame Basilica  | Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal

Notre-Dame Basilica | Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal

The original church of Notre Dame was built on this site in 1672. However when the congregation outgrew the church in 1824, James O’Donnell was commissioned to design the new building.  The sanctuary was finished in 1830, the first tower in 1843, and the interior in 1879.  The intimate Chapelle du Sacré-Coeur was completed in 1888.

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