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    Old Montreal.

    I can't possibly come close to Tribe's incomparable Krakowpost, but I recently returned form one of North America's jewels, Montreal. It is one of only two or three cities in Canada and the US that does not feel like it is in North America, the other two being Quebec City and parts of New Orleans. Arguably those parts of New Orleans remind one of Old Montreal since the first Frenchmen down there were from Montreal.

    My new camera was about week or two old so Montreal was a chance to put it through it\s paces.

    P8210038 by Hank Blanc, on Flickr

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    P8230309 by Hank Blanc, on Flickr
    Olympic Stadium

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    Sunrise on Vieux Port, the geodisic dome from Expo 67 can be seen on man made Ile Notre Dame

    P8230200wm by Hank Blanc, on Flickr

    Commune Street overlooks Vieux Port and most of the buildings are warehouses that have had many different tenants over the two or so centuries they have stood.

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    I like this photo mostly because I managed to salvage some type of image even though the shutter speed was much to slow and the image was wildly overexposed.

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    The Chateau on top of Mount Royal. Note the squirrels in the rafters.

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    Just outside our hotel.
    Last edited by Henry Krinkle; Sep 6, 2015 at 06:10 AM.

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    P8250591a by Hank Blanc, on Flickr
    Montreal seen from on the water in the harbour.

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    The oldest street in Montreal.


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    Commune Street.

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    The "M" in BMW, Montreal style. Bike. Metro. Walk.

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    P8260653 by Hank Blanc, on Flickr

    Canadian National Bank.While Montreal is very cosmopolitan the skyscrapers are not that tall. This is one of the taller buildings at 435 feet. It is illegal to build anything taller than the cross on Mount Royal. The tallest building in Montreal has it's radio tower mounted sideways to avoid breaking that law. The black box in the bottom centre of this picture is the bank vault. It is joined to the building by a single tunnel and mounted on two stilts to prevent the basement break-ins that were so frequent when this tower was built.

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    Bank of Montreal, Canada's first bank.

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    This building is right on the edge of old Montreal and quite close to Chinatown. It has a wonderful, and super fun, Japanese restaurant that is full of wind up tin robots.

    P8260621 by Hank Blanc, on Flickr

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    I have a lot of business in Montreal, so I'm there every month or so. Unless it is the winter, I basically refuse to go there when there is notable snow: they get just as much of it as we do, but in the old city the streets are so small, they have nowhere to put it, so getting around is a nightmare and the city has a sour vibe.

    Great photos. I hear that 'the Big Owe' should be paid off sometime soon... just kidding! They got that $1.5B paid down in just 30 years!
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    Thanks. One of the few good things about winter here is that we don\t really get much snow, or precipitation all year round, and what snow we do get tends to be dry and light. You couldn't pay me enough to live in Montreal in winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry Krinkle View Post
    My new camera was about week or two old so Montreal was a chance to put it through it\s paces.

    It works.


    Great pictures.

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    Beautiful pictures Henry. Love the last one with the Triumph.

    Looks like a beautiful area.
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    In such a scooter town the Triumph was a bit of a surprise.

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    Lovely photos, Henry. I love Montreal in particular, and Quebec in general; really a unique place, but don't get me started on their language policies. Last time I was in Montreal (Laval, actually), it was midwinter; I left +14C sunny weather at home and landed in -20C weather with a metre of snow. A bit of a shock, but it was quite beautiful with the snow, and sunny cold skies. I wouldn't be able to deal with that for more than a few days, though. Too old and soft, now.


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