Project 52 – Week 2: A few shots around the Old Port
I had planned to go visit the Snow Village over at Parc Jean Drapeau on Ile Saint Hélène last Sunday but decided that pouring rain wasn’t the best conditions to photograph it. At least I have until March and hopefully better weather to go shoot there.
Thankfully yesterday the weather had brightened up and so I went for a quick walk around the Old Port just before sunset. The recent days of warm weather (if you can call +6 warm) and rain has not been welcome to someone like me who enjoys photographing snow scenes, but the rapid thaw did have the advantage of leaving some big puddles to capture the odd reflection. In particular I was pleased to find I was able to capture a nice reflection of the Clock Tower on the Quai d’Horloge.
Something that I wanted to check out was the recently established Ice Fishing Village at the marina next to the Quai d’Horloge. I believe this is the first time that an Ice Fishing village has been set up at the marina – just hope the cold weather returns else it will have been a short ice fishing season. If the weather is cooperative then you have until March 31 to check it out.
As I was walking back from the Quai d’Horloge I noticed some interesting cloud formations over downtown and the setting sun was producing some wonderful light that I just had to try and capture.
Despite the recent warm weather at least people were still able to enjoy some ice skating at the Bassin Bonsecours ice rink, although the larger section was closed off .
I wandered along the Promenade du Vieux Port and found a ship moored alongside the Quai des Convoyeurs. The quay is notable for the tall marine tower standing at the end of the dock. Built in the mid-50’s the tower was a conveyor used to unload ships of grain. If you saw the film Bon Cop, Bad Cop you will likely recognize the tower and quay from the final scene.
While I was in the immediate area I thought I might as well take a shot of the Bota Bota Spa next to Silo 5 with Habitat 67 across the water.
My final shot for this week’s post is of the iconic Farine Five Roses neon sign. Just as I was about to leave, the lamps along the Promenade du Vieux Port came on and so I took the shot of the sign in the distance with the lamps providing a nice added interest and leading line.
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Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.