I left the whole image there so people can have a feeling about the surrounding area. Ste-Catherine street in the heart of Montreal have a huge variety of sightseeing depending on where you walk. This picture is taken close to St-Laurent street and the Metropolis. streets are quite dirty in this part and drug & prostitution rule often in those quarters... But sometimes, you can see nice grafitis emerging from like this one on tall building, wich brighten the area and gives a special mood (or describe the kind of neighbours?) there is lots of special shops there selling all kind of stuff, from t-shirts customised with special logos to drug accessories... pretty special. Montreal is a multicultural city so when you walk a few street further, the athmosphere change totally. A few streets corner from there and you are in the chinatown. A few more streets and you are in the old montreal. I like to live in Montreal because it's so different in many ways and there is so many things to discover. This building, on wich the other wall opposed to this one also have a huge grafiti like this one, was across the street of the Metropolis and the "Foufounes electriques" nightclub (http://www.foufounes.qc.ca/images.html) to have a look at the kind of nightclub...
I only adjusted the levels of the picture and removed the word in the comic bubble wich were almost unreadable. Otherwhise, nothing else changed
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Intruder (3099) 2004-03-28 11:52
great shot jeff, i like the mood in your picture. well done!
patrick_belaire (356) 2004-03-28 17:13
C'est effectivement un quartier très animé, de jour comme de nuit !
La dernière fois quand je suis passé en face des "Foufounes électriques" il y avait des téléviseurs allumé et déposés en vrac dans une benne à ordures ! On comprendra que c'était de l'art moderne expliquant la télé-poubelle d'aujourd'hui !
La photo manque toutefois un peu de netteté, dommage que T.E. n'accepte pas les photos panoramiques à 360° car la rue Ste Catherine est truffée de ce genre de petits trésors.
Pour les non-initiés 'foufoune' en québécois signifie 'fesses' et non pas 'pubis d'une femme' comme en France...
gadinga (606) 2004-03-28 18:32
Cool shot. The graffiti makes it. If you were going to take out the works from the bubble you should have added your own in. Nice idea. I think the washed out sky works good for this shot because it makes the buildings stand out and creates good negative space.
Tomernayer (516) 2004-04-20 11:11
The graffiti in my opnion is astonishing, nice picture, it's attract the ey÷õ
- Copyright: Jeff Bellemare (Jebelis) (229)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-03-27
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G2
- Exposure: f/4, 1/320 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): graffiti [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-03-28 10:45
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