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skyline of Montréal showing the chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours ["Our Lady of Good Help" - Virgin Mary], which dates from 1771 and which was built over the foundations of the first stone church in Montréal. this first church, which was constructed between 1657 and 1678, marked the beginning of the oldest site in Montréal that has retained its original purpose. in the 19th century, the chapel came to be a pilgrimage site for the sailors who arrived in the Old Port of Montréal; they would make offerings to the Virgin in gratitude for her "good help" for safe sea voyages. in 1849, the chapel was given a statue of the Virgin as Star of the Sea, which was placed atop the church overlooking the harbour. emphasizing the connection of the chapel and the port, the chapel is often called the Sailors' Church.

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about the shot - nothing sophisticated, I simply liked the silhouette of the statue against the beautiful sky. therefore I did not bother to further bring out the details from the shadows, it's that silhouette what matters for me in this shot.
ISO 100, 93mm focal length, spot metering and auto white balance.

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Additional Photos by Kristine KL (avene) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1630 W: 134 N: 2949] (12675)
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