I know, it’s been a while since I’ve posted some new photos… I have to admit with all the summer activities and family events, I’ve accumulated quite a few pictures that I had to go through before coming back to my Tokyo shots and other more “publishable” material!
Now, having gone through some shots I took this summer in Montreal, I thought I’d post a few of them here before continuing with some photos I took in Asakusa.
Camera configuration: Nikon D800 equipped with a 24-70 mm f/2.8 Nikon lens.
The first series of pictures was taken during an afternoon walk in the downtown area of Montreal. We walked quite a bit as you’ll notice from the pictures 😉
This is the quartier des spectacles in downtown Montreal. Our daughter had a lot of fun playing in the water!
Montreal also has a small Chinatown. This is part of one of the gates on the main street indicating that your entering Chinatown.
The Palais des congrès of Montreal with its characteristic color glass windows. You can also see the province of Quebec’s flag in reflection.
Inside the Palais des Congrès, they had these suspended neon lights which I found really interesting. The result is a very abstract picture, but I really like the mood it creates.
Inside the Centre du commerce mondial de Montréal (World trade center Montreal).
This is actually a piece of the Berlin wall donated in 1992 for the 350th anniversary of Montreal.
This second series of pictures was taken in the Plateau Mont-Royal area. There are a lot of very nice houses in the area, but somehow, I ended up taken more pictures of the back alleys 😉
I was surprised by the amount of graffiti that I saw.
It’s interesting to note, that many businesses/houses actually choose to have a graffiti on their façade; I guess this way they can choose the artist and context. Some of them are quite striking.
This homeless man was quite creepy. He was covered in red paint from head to toe and if you looked quickly it looked like blood! This is an additional reason for choosing black and white for this picture.
That’s all for today. Stay tuned for more pictures of Tokyo!