Project 365 – Day 247: Palais des Congrès de Montréal

September 3 2012

It was a beautiful day in Montreal today, made even better by the fact it was a public holiday. We decided to take a wander around Old Montreal and stopped by the Palais des Congrès.

The Palais des Congrès was completed in 2003 and is probably best known for the large multi-colored glass wall at the western end of the buildiing. Designed by Canadian architect Hal Ingberg, the glass floods the interior entrance hall with a mosaic of color which changes through the day as the sun moves across the sky.

But the show of bright color is not only contained within the congress center. On bright sunny days like today, the colors are reflected on to the glass entrance of the RÉSO across the street.

Entrance to the RÉSO on Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle

Entrance to the RÉSO on Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle
ISO 100 – 45mm – f4.8 – 1/350 sec

Although I already posted a few pictures of the inside of the congress center in the first week of this 365 project, I don’t think a few more shots will be overkill of this wonderful architectural attraction. I would love to shoot a time lapse through the entire day to show the light movement…I guess that will require prior clearance.

Palais des Congrès de Montréal

Palais des Congrès de Montréal
ISO 100 – 12mm – f9.5 – 1/45 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Palais des Congrès de Montréal

Palais des Congrès de Montréal
ISO 100 – 10mm – f9.5 – 1/30 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Palais des Congrès de Montréal

Palais des Congrès de Montréal
ISO 100 – 105mm – f22 – 1/6 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Palais des Congrès de Montréal

Palais des Congrès de Montréal
ISO 100 – 52mm – f5 – 1/350 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Next up, a couple of building shots along rue Saint François Xavier.

corner Saint François Xavier and de l'Hôpital

corner Saint François Xavier and de l’Hôpital
ISO 100 – 18mm – f9.5 – 1/90 sec

The Centaur Theater (old Stock Exchange building)

The Centaur Theater (old Stock Exchange building)
ISO 100 – 42mm – f9.5 – 1/125 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

500 Place D'Armes (Banque Nationale Tower)

500 Place D’Armes (Banque Nationale Tower)
ISO 100 – 25mm – f9.5 – 1/125 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

corner of rue Saint François Xavier and Saint Sacrement

corner of rue Saint François Xavier and Saint Sacrement
ISO 100 – 18mm – f9.5 – 1/90 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Tiled decorative wall

Tiled decorative wall
ISO 100 – 18mm – f9.5 – 1/30 sec

The final image of the day was taken at Place des Arts of a billboard on top of one of the buildings.

Lips

Lips
ISO 100 – 105mm – f5.6 – 1/180 sec

 

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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