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Old August 25th, 2007, 05:57 AM   #1
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- [ Montreal, Canada – Photo Thread by Ashok ] -

Hello folks,

Inspired by the “Hot Off the Press- New pix of Toronto” thread by Taller and better; I decided to start a similar thread on Montreal, and will be updating it as I take photos in the coming year. So Enjoy and take a moment to comment ;-)



















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Old August 25th, 2007, 06:27 AM   #2
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Very nice pictures!!!
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Old August 25th, 2007, 06:54 AM   #3
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Ashok! I am flattered that my picture thread has inspired you, as your photography is amazing!!! It will be exciting to watch the photothread grow!!
Cheers!
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Good photos. It is also good to know you are going to post more photos of Montreal. I want to take a vacation there with my family.
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Old August 25th, 2007, 07:35 AM   #5
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Great job!...I can almost smell the poutine!!
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Old August 25th, 2007, 07:38 AM   #6
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LOL!!
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Old August 25th, 2007, 03:30 PM   #8
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great
thanks for making such a thread! keep it up please
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Old August 25th, 2007, 05:51 PM   #9
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good work to start with

would like to see more of Montreal
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Old August 26th, 2007, 11:54 PM   #10
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Thank you for viewing and commenting on my thread.

You can see the back of the Cathedral-Basilica of Mary, Queen of the World; the Cathedral is a scale replica of the St. Peter’s in Vatican. The building in this picture is set to contrast with the modern Place Ville Marie, design by the famous architect I.M.PEI.



This picture is a view looking down René Lévesque Boulevard; the financial artery of Montreal where most of the major skyscrapers are located on.



In this picture, you are looking up St. Dominic from a four storey building.



Taken from the same place as the picture above, view from the forth floor looking towards Berri-UQAM.



You can see here Montreal’s tallest, and Marriot hotel to the right aka “the Cheese grader building” due to its shape.



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Old August 27th, 2007, 12:02 AM   #11
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i think you're lucky to live in Montreal, well except for its winters
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Old August 28th, 2007, 04:54 AM   #12
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Indeed, I am very lucky.

I do admit summers are much better. However there are tons of activities in the winter and we got the underground city to keep us warm.
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Old August 29th, 2007, 12:41 AM   #13
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These pictures are taken from the observation deck on Olympic stadium. The deck is open to the public at a cost of 14$ per person. I got in for free because my friend works there :P

So let us start; this picture was taken going on the elevator to the observation deck. The ride itself is boring because we are looking at Montreal-est – very boring in terms of Architecture except for this; the Olympic village.



First picture from the deck itself; I believe the tall building here (brown) is CBC radio tower.



Here we are looking towards the mountain, and below that picture is the picture of Champlain Bridge





Finally I take pride to presenting you our great downtown Isn’t it perfect??



St. Joseph Oratory is an architectural gem found in Montreal. It is situation on top of Mount Royal and you can see the Oratory from almost anywhere in Montreal, and is visible from a radius of around 10s of km. Also, it is said that the St. Joseph Oratory has the world second largest dome. You can not see the dome on this picture, but here is a nice picture I took of the Church.



There are two areas you can view the City from. You are looking towards Cote Des Niege district, Decarie express way and the area surrounding it and many other part of northern part of city.

Here is how the base of the Church looks like:



This picture shows a strip of Cote Des Niege Street. It is vibrant because of its proximity to University de Montreal and the numerous different type of cultural influence by its inhabitants. You have café shops lined up with many ethnic restaurants.



Here is the famous Orange Julip off of Decarie and near Jean-Talon. There is a word for these type of architectures; where the building tell us of the function/use. I just can not remember. In this building’s case, it is the shape of an orange and it sells orange Juice. You can also see a Canadian’s favorite food sign “Krafts”



This is just a random picture of downtown.



Thank you for viewing, and I hope to update you guys soon.
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Old August 29th, 2007, 02:25 PM   #14
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downtown is so green!

could u plz take some street scenes as well?

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Old August 29th, 2007, 06:28 PM   #15
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I love Montreal, it is a very good city.
I love Montreal so much, I wrote it this little ditty!

Thanks for the photos. I've only been to Montreal in the winter so it's great to see it in the sun.
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Montreal is one of my favorite cities in the world i have been there in 2004 and i am coming again this December

I have a question though, are people who speak only English disadvantaged in Montreal (especially in terms of employment) ? Are treated equally or is preference given to people who speak French as first language?
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Most people speak both English and French. Of course you are disadvantaged in terms of employment if you do not speak any one of the languages. You sometimes might be able to get away in some places if you only speak English though. Most employment ask for both.

You are treated usually equally regardless of what your first language.
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Old August 30th, 2007, 03:24 AM   #18
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The taxi drivers I had only spoke French. Being a unilingual guy, it was nearly impossible. I had enough French skills to get by, however.

Oh, and fantastic shots, Ashok. I remember, when I was there in 2005, I sat on the edge of Cartier Bridge to see the international fireworks show. Anyone else see that show? It was breathtaking.

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Old August 31st, 2007, 01:32 AM   #19
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The taxi drivers I had only spoke French. Being a unilingual guy, it was nearly impossible. I had enough French skills to get by, however.

Oh, and fantastic shots, Ashok. I remember, when I was there in 2005, I sat on the edge of Champlain Bridge to see the international fireworks show. Anyone else see that show? It was breathtaking.
really,i went there about two months ago and everyone knew how to speak english,hell even when they had some king of a show on the streets half of it was in english,and i remember seeing many teenagers and younge people speaking in english together,so i'm not sure what you are talking about.
I didn't see one person who didn't know how to speak english.
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Old August 31st, 2007, 02:51 AM   #20
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Well, somehow, all of the taxi drivers I had were completely French.
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