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Old Port of Montréal | Remnants of Industry

December 30, 2011

My Christmas present this year included a jaunt to Montréal, and these photos were taken during a walk around Montréal’s old port. At first I was worried that the grey day would make for some dull, washed-out pictures. Ultimately, the whiteness of both snow and sky made the rust, cracks, chips and general wear of the decomposing buildings stand out.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Daniel Sim permalink
    January 21, 2012 8:43 pm

    Great stuff! I always like huge industrial factories. For some reasons, the rusty metal structure and the dull and worn out walls put things into very interesting symmetry effects.

    In Singapore (where I come from), you will not be able to capture such pictures. Thanks for sharing.


    • January 23, 2012 10:23 pm

      Hi Dan,

      Your perspective is interesting. On the one hand, I really do like these old buildings full of character (I often can’t help but think about all the activity these buildings have witnessed!); on the other hand, I sometimes wish Canadian urban centres were on the whole a little more polished and contemporary. Your blog has some fantastic examples of the daring, modern architecture being pursued in Singapore.

      Thank you for taking the time to comment!

  2. belgradestreets permalink
    January 29, 2012 8:33 am

    Great post, full of grit and atmosphere…

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