Project 365 – Day 289: Place du Canada

October 15 2012

Just next to rue de la Cathédrale that runs alongside the Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde is an elevated ramp/walkway leading to the Place du Canada tower and Marriott Hotel. It provides a nice vantage point to take photographs from a couple of directions.

The first couple of shots are looking back towards downtown along rue de la Cathédrale with a few well know buildings in the background; The Sunlife, Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde, Queen Elizabeth Hotel and 1 Place Ville Marie.

rue de la Cathédrale

rue de la Cathédrale
ISO 100 – 18mm – f4.8 – 1/45 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Elevated walkway to Place du Canada

Elevated walkway to Place du Canada
ISO 100 – 18mm – f16 – 1/6 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Looking to the left there is another great juxtaposition of old meeting new.

old meets new

old meets new
ISO 100 – 18mm – f4.8 – 1/125 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

A great Juxtaposition example

A great Juxtaposition example
ISO 100 – 40mm – f16 – 1/20 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Next to the Place du Canada building is the 1000 de la Gauchetière tower, the tallest building in Montreal (51 floors) with its modern stone pillars and domed lower facade. I plan to shoot this building more soon (hopefully including the inside and the popular Atrium ice rink).

1000 de la Gauchetière

1000 de la Gauchetière
ISO 100 – 22mm – f16 – 1/3 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

The Marriott Château Champlain hotel is often referred to as the Cheese Grater due to the curved shape of its windows.

The Marriott Château Champlain Hotel

The Marriott Château Champlain Hotel
ISO 100 – 18mm – f16 – 1/8 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

I hadn’t really noticed the curved vents on the walls before..

The Marriott Château Champlain Hotel

The Marriott Château Champlain Hotel
ISO 100 – 105mm – f16 – 1/15 sec

It’s been a while since I did a floating (mirrored) building and thought I would give it a go with the image I shot of the Marriott. The way I shot it didn’t really make it easy to produce a floating result, but I kind of like how it almost resembles a smiling robot head.

The Marriott Château Champlain Hotel mirrored

The Marriott Château Champlain Hotel mirrored
ISO 100 – 18mm – f16 – 1/8 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

There was a pretty nice sunset this evening, but I was already home and knew by the time I got to a good spot it would be dark, so I just grabbed a quick shot from our apartment.

clouds at sunset

clouds at sunset
ISO 100 – 70mm – f4.5 – 1/60 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

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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3 thoughts on “Project 365 – Day 289: Place du Canada

  1. Pingback: Project 365 – Day 312: Ice skating at 1000 de la Gauchetière « Montreal in Pictures

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