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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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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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40 ans, 40 chaises
40 ans, 40 chaises

40 ans, 40 chaises

On St-Denis, near St-Caterines, I came across this display titled 40 ans, 40 chaises. An interesting display of lawn chairs woven together. It certainly grabs one’s attention, and makes for a comfortable rest stop.

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