Project 365 – Day 327: The Ritz Carlton and Musée des Beaux Arts

November 22 2012

On Tuesday when I was walking back along Sherbrooke after photographing Westmount City Hall, I passed by the Museum of Fine Arts and thought I should head back one evening to shoot it at night. On my way there tonight, I had to also stop to shoot the Ritz Carlton which has recently reopened following a major renovation and conversion to the hotel/condo residence format.

The building was originally built in 1912 and the recent renovation has given a new lease of life to the ‘Grande Dame of Sherbrooke street’ (the nickname many refer to this Beaux Arts style building).

The Ritz Carlton

The Ritz Carlton
ISO 100 – 18mm – f19 – 8.7 sec

The Ritz Carlton

The Ritz Carlton
ISO 100 – 20mm – f8 – 5 sec

Speaking of Beaux Arts (nice lead-in I thought), the Musée des Beaux Arts is situated on the next block west along Sherbrooke street. I’ve shared some images of the exterior in other posts but this was the first time photographed it at night. It was rush hour so I couldn’t help have car trail lights in most shots…trail lights seem to be my obsession lately 😉

Musée des Beaux Arts pavilions

Musée des Beaux Arts pavilions
ISO 100 – 10mm – f6.7 – 1 sec

Salle Bourgie of the Musée des Beaux Arts

Salle Bourgie of the Musée des Beaux Arts
ISO 100 – 10mm – f6.7 – 1.5 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Stained glass windows of the Salle Bourgie

Stained glass windows of the Salle Bourgie
ISO 100 – 26mm – f4 – 0.7 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion

Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavillion
ISO 100 – 18mm – f11 – 4.1 sec

Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion

Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion
ISO 100 – 18mm – f11 – 8.4 sec

Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion

Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion
ISO 100 – 18mm – f11 – 17 sec

Musée des Beaux Arts de Montréal

Musée des Beaux Arts de Montréal
ISO 100 – 18mm – f22 – 22 sec

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
ISO 100 – 35mm – f22 – 12 sec

I really should visit this museum more often now the winter is closing in. There are a few free exhibits as well, so really no excuse not to visit if you are in the area.

To view images in gallery format, simply click on one of the images below.

Finally, Happy Thanksgiving to all those South of the border, hope you had a wonderful day with family and loved ones.

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

– Martin

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