Project 365 – Day 169: An art inspired day on Le Plateau

June 17 2012

I took a walk around Parc Lafontaine this afternoon and the scene of people sitting enjoying the warm sunny day reminded me a little of a Monet painting. So using Lightroom and Topaz Adjust I tried giving it an impressionist look.

Parc Lafontaine

Parc Lafontaine

On the west side of the park at the Belvédère Léo-Ayotte are some metal chair sculptures by Québec artist Michel Goulet. I know of 3 other places with chair sculptures (I believe also by Goulet) and perhaps next week will do a posting showing them all. Today the area was not great for photographing due to the amount of trash, but I did grab one shot – partly to remind me to revisit.

Chair sculptures by Michel Goulet

Chair sculptures by Michel Goulet

Since it seemed I was in a bit of an arty mood, I also ended up shooting some murals along avenue Duluth, including a new MU installation called Lignes et Couleurs by Philippe Mastrocola on the corner of rue Saint Denis. Unfortunately cars were parked along most of it, so I concentrated on shooting just a small section.

mural by Philippe Mastrocola

mural by Philippe Mastrocola

A few more murals/public art works along Duluth.

What if art ruled the world

What if art ruled the world

Manga mural on Duluth

Manga mural on Duluth

The street sale on blvd Saint-Laurent was still in full swing and I grabbed a shot of a band entertaining the crowds.

Band on blvd Saint Laurent

Band on blvd Saint Laurent

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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