A lot can be said on this district of Montreal which is called "Plateau Mont Royal". It's located right in the center of the island of Montreal, it is the most popular district because it's well located, near downtown, the subway is nearby, its stores, restaurants, boutiques are very dynamic, and also, of course, near Mont Royal. A lot of these old houses are very popular with the younger population, or intellectuals, people working in arts, or anyone who doesnt like the uniformity of suburbs. You have to be very lucky or have a good revenue to be able to have a house or even rent a flat on Plateau Mont Royal - the rents are astronomic - my son just rented a 3½ room flat with his girlfriend - and he doesn't want to tell me how much he pays. You will find a lot of large apartments 4 or 5 bedrooms where students from the various universities or colleges will live as co-tenants.
This picture shows one of the quieter streets near Mont-Royal Avenue (where you will find most of the stores and restaurants). The colorful houses shows a little how this district can look like and the type of people who would rent such flats. You will also see a lot of bicycles as often the people living there will prefer this more ecologic way of transport (or maybe with the cost of rent they just can't afford to own a car).
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richtersl (3546) 2004-03-28 19:58
The color scheme of that red house is just marvelous! You took this photo at the right time of year because in another month or two the balcony with the triangular roof would be obscured by the leaves of that tree. The steps on both buildings look very inviting.
Well seen and done, Nina!
quegardens (1469) 2004-03-28 21:26
The colorful blues of this row of buildings make up for the washed out sky.Interesting notes on the Plateau area Nina. I'm happy to live my rural outback where I don't have to worry about those astromical monthly rental costs that always seem to be on the increase in the big cities:-)
mortijo (12828) 2004-03-29 2:40
Magnificant colors and a very interesting note. Very nice to look at, but give me my home in the village any time!!
Jebelis (229) 2004-03-29 13:44
nice color on this building... and you are right about the note... very small appartement for very high price, but a nice place to live.I like the different colors wich add a special mood to the area.... great shot!
jrzufferey (7301) 2004-03-30 8:27
J'aime particulièrement cet assemblage délicat de toutes ces teintes, avec ce bleu qui surligne le tout. La nettetée est parfaite et relève bien l'impression d'un ciel un peu blanc. Bravo /jr
- Copyright: Nina de Villeneuve (ninadev) (5377)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-03-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Sony DSC-F717
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Rainbow of rowhouses [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-03-28 18:54