Place d'Armes, the veritable heart of Montreal, offers a striking historical panorama. Here, all the periods of Montréal's past are gathered in one place, around a monument dedicated to the city's founder, Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve.
This section features the oldest standing building in Montréal, Notre-Dame Basilica, the Bank of Montreal head office which is Canada's oldest bank, New York Life building the city's first skyscraper, the beautiful Art Deco Aldred building and the generations of skyscrapers that followed.
It's a very charming neighborhood with narrow cobblestoned streets, lined with bistros, restaurants, cafes and fashionable boutiques.
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siudzi (34131) 2011-05-02 1:37
This is very interesting picture with a lovely flower carpet in the foreground. You have chosen very good point of view to present that nice place and great modern architecture. Good shot.
krzychu30 (15510) 2011-05-02 9:07
beautiful city scene of Montreal.I like the POV you´ve chosen here.Putting the flowers in the foreground was a really good choice.Together with the surrounding trees,it makes the city landscape looks more lively and colorful.The photo has excellent quality with very good sharpness,lighting and beautiful,well-saturated colors.
Well done Wanda!
My Best Regards
macjake (59970) 2011-05-03 15:41
I have never been to this place in Montreal, even though i live in canada! well, maybe one day i will get here.
There is alot to take in here, with the tulips anchoring the photo along the bottom and the tall buildings in the background, the all the green flora.
i would imagine this place to be peacefull, and quiet to walk around in, and would also think of it to be beautiful. I can see why you wanted to shoot this scene here. Have yourself a great day
williewhistler (15265) 2011-05-04 1:59
Hello Wanda,the tulips in the foreground lead nicely into the picture which is well framed by the trees.
It appears to be a pleasant oasis in the middle of the city.
Best wishes Les.
bukitgolfb301 (37312) 2011-05-04 15:51
Hi my dear Wanda
A wonderful presentation by stable framework, very well considered composition by a wide focus lens and clearly sharp and deep focus via F.8. Very vivid Spring color is so marvelous.
Thanks for your sharing finest work and have a good day!
AiresSantos (56155) 2011-05-05 15:07
Wnderful perspective of the Armes Square
Fine details and colors
Regards my dear friend
- Copyright: Wanda van den Hogen (Wanda1) (15000)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-05-25
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 5D, Canon 17-40mm f/4 L USM, RAW
- Exposure: f/8, 1/50 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-05-01 23:34