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This is the classical view of Montréal, from Mont-Royal. It's an stitching of 13 vertical images. To get good details of the buildings, I had to use the 55mm of the lens which forced to work with an average aperture. The original file is 13,000 pixels lenght but there was nothing interesting in the edges so I cropped both sides of the image.

A largen version is available to see more details of this pixelized mess :)

A parade and cannon-fire open the park: Mount Royal Park was officially inaugurated with great pomp and circumstance on Victoria Day, May 24, 1876!

Mount Royal Park was officially opened on Queen Victoria’s birthday, Wednesday, May 24, 1876. The opening ceremony on the mountain was preceded by a parade through the streets of Montréal.

The parade left from the post office on St. Jacques Street in old Montréal at 10 a.m. As reported in the Opinion Publique, a newspaper of the period, the procession set off in no particular order and stopped for a while on Bleury Street, where three volunteer regiments, escorted by their musical bands, momentarily blocked traffic.

The procession then turned onto the newly paved St. Catherine Road and made its way to the summit of the mountain along the magnificent thoroughfare.

Citizens came out to the mountain in their thousands to await the arrival of the parade and the inauguration ceremonies, laden with provisions for “a pantagruelic picnic seasoned with a great deal of gaiety,” according to the Opinion Publique.

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