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Old November 18th, 2008, 10:26 PM   #201
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and i'm gonna say this again

I LOVE SHOTS OF THIS CITY!!!!

ppl there r incredibly good looking
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Old November 19th, 2008, 03:19 AM   #202
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Habfanman,

With out doubt this is the best collection of photos from Montreal that I have seen. You are truly a good photographer.

I have been to most of theses location and taken similar photos, but they just don't compare to your great work. Keep it up.

BTW; One thing you are missing is the the Medieval Battle behind the Tam Tams on Mont Royal. From what I have seen, that is truly unique to Montreal.

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Old November 19th, 2008, 03:39 AM   #203
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Habfanman,

With out doubt this is the best collection of photos from Montreal that I have seen. You are truly a good photographer.

I have been to most of theses location and taken similar photos, but they just don't compare to your great work. Keep it up.

BTW; One thing you are missing is the the Medieval Battle behind the Tam Tams on Mont Royal. From what I have seen, that is truly unique to Montreal.

Thanks TooFar. You won't believe this but I was compiling my LARPers pics (with an added twist) but had to stop to watch the Habs game. Give me an hour!
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Old November 19th, 2008, 06:08 AM   #204
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The setting: Parc Jeanne Mance at the foot of Mont Royal on a Saturday afternoon





Every weekend from April until October, the Tam Tams occur at the foot of Mount Royal. I've already posted on the topic so I'll move on to the medieval sword fighter dudes (and dudettes) who battle it out in the woods next to the Tam Tams. I've watched them a few times and I still don't understand the rules but..











This photo is by Serge Lacasse and I had to include it because it's just such a great photo!


So anyway, once each summer for the past 4 or 5 years, a group of zombie walkers (you've seen them in your city I'm sure) launch a surprise raid on the LARPers. Sillyness ensues:

The unsuspecting LARPers LARP away..



while the Zombies, armed only with beers, a small ghetto blaster and a camera or two, move into position..









the LARPers are initially caught by surprise..



but they quickly regroup and the slaughter begins..



















after a resounding defeat, the Zombies concede and crawl/lurch out of the woods..







and hit up the drum circles for a little Zombie dancing.

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Old November 19th, 2008, 03:30 PM   #205
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Great little montage. I have to say that is one of the more bizarre things I have ever had the privilege to witness.
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Old November 19th, 2008, 04:04 PM   #206
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Montreal c´est la plus belle ville de Amerique du Nord.
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Old November 22nd, 2008, 09:58 PM   #207
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Parc Angrignon

Montréal has over 1000 parks and squares ranging in size from tiny pocket parks, often no more than a couple of benches and trees on a street corner, to the 20 Grands Parcs. Angrignon is one of the latter and is categorised somewhere between the nature preserves of Bois-de-Liesse or Île-de-la-Visitation and intensely urban parks such as Lafontaine or the mid-river playground of Jean-Drapeau.


I go by it on the way to work as it sits between Métro Angrignon and the CEGEP that I assisstant-teach at. I finally had a chance to check it out last week. That makes 5 Grand Parcs down, 15 to go.

Métro Angrignon










































Light sabre bridge




Non-light sabre bridge


Light sabre bridge from non-light sabre bridge


Weird metal thing that lights up at night
















Drop your brats off here on your way to work






The free paper dudes




I prefer business class, it's less crowded.
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 12:23 AM   #208
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Cegep André-Laurendeau was my cegep! We used to go in this park to smoke blunt when we had some hours to kill between 2 courses..
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 04:04 AM   #209
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I have some videos of parc angrignon, squirrels!!
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 07:22 AM   #210
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Cegep André-Laurendeau was my cegep! We used to go in this park to smoke blunt when we had some hours to kill between 2 courses..
Pour vous M. Philippe!

Avant le blunt:


Après le blunt:


Mes jeunes cégépiens et cégépiennes:




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Old November 23rd, 2008, 09:44 AM   #211
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I attended a 5 à 7 fundraiser for Equador on Thursday at a cool little bar on St. Denis, 'Le Gymnase'. It doesn't look like much from the outside but it was really funky on the inside. What was really fascinating though were the number of people who were gliding effortlessly between French, English and Spanish. That's what always amazes me about this city, the multilingualism. Did I mention the incredibly beautiful women? The incredibly beautiful multilingual women?























Time to go before another 5 à 7 turns into a 5 à 3!



Down Rachel on the right lurks some of the finest poutine: La Banquise!




I'd love to deliver pizza for these guys!


St. Denis and Mont Royal


One of the smallest crèpe/waffle joints around


Métro Mont-Royal






Election sign hell


If I buy a tree, can I take it on the metro?


Doing the 'walk and read'






I only went one stop to Laurier... it was cold










The 47 Masson which I share with a few friends
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 07:10 PM   #212
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Very nice pics and very interesting
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 09:40 PM   #213
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Ahh Rapido! I love that spot! that was the first place ever where I had dinner in Montreal, I still remember it like if it was yesterday... with my broken French I ordered some Poutine and it was delicious! The Old Italian lady that works there is awesome!

Thanks for bringing back memories Habfanman
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Old November 24th, 2008, 06:30 AM   #214
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Great pictures of my favorite city in NA so far. BTW, how is the economy doing out of curiosity?
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Old November 24th, 2008, 07:39 AM   #215
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Great pictures of my favorite city in NA so far. BTW, how is the economy doing out of curiosity?
The economy is going well LtBk, global financial collapse notwithstanding. I'm employed, so things can't be all that bad!
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Old November 24th, 2008, 07:42 AM   #216
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Ahh Rapido! I love that spot! that was the first place ever where I had dinner in Montreal, I still remember it like if it was yesterday... with my broken French I ordered some Poutine and it was delicious! The Old Italian lady that works there is awesome!

Thanks for bringing back memories Habfanman
No probs Mexi! I've eaten there too.. I think. It was after we left the bars.. I think.
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Old November 24th, 2008, 07:44 AM   #217
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I have some videos of parc angrignon, squirrels!!
I'm surprised some enterprising coat-maker with a .22 hasn't caught on to the possibilites yet SPQR.
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Old November 24th, 2008, 07:45 AM   #218
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Grey Cup weekend

The Grey Cup is the Canadian Football League championship game. It travels from city to city and this year it was Montréal's turn. Unfortunately, the Alouettes lost to Calgary 22-14 but it was still fun! I'm not much of a football fan but I was wishing I had of gone to the game.

This is the 'Grey Cup Village' downtown at Place du Canada on Friday night:













































The Marriott Château Champlain, know affectionately as 'The Cheese Grater'.



My secret metro entrance in the Cheese Grater






Métro Bonaventure. This is an underground labyrinthe of RÉSO which leads to everywhere. I usually get lost.












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Old November 24th, 2008, 05:38 PM   #219
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Grey Cup Sunday

As I live near Olympic Stadium (I have to go out of my way to take the métro 1 stop from Joliette to Pie IX) I thought I'd check out the crowd heading to the game.

Grey Cup crowds are fun. People from accross the country come for a weekend of partying and good-natured ribbing of fans of other teams. A really happy atmosphere.

The métro was PACKED! I couldn't even turn around to take a shot in the other direction.


Métro Pie IX is one of 2 stations under Parc Olympique. It was a madhouse.










Saskatchewan, (watermelon head) Hamilton and Calgary fans


At this point, I had become sucked into the crowd that was actually heading into the stadium. As I wasn't going to the game, I had to plan an escape.



Finally, open space


A group of Argo fans were entertaining the crowd. They were great!


Freedom!


Olympic Stadium. I'm still awed by this building.

















The tower has an observation deck which can be reached by means of a cable car which runs up the spine. Great views.



A peek inside the Olympic Swimming Complex which also happens to be my neighbourhood indoor pool! The whirlpool was looking mighty tempting





The cable car pops out here and pops back inside at the top.





Saputo soccer stadium, home of the Montréal Impact!



The Olympic Pipe. Interesting story here. This was originally an access tunnel for the Olympic Torch during the '76 games. After the games it became world famous (for skaters) as a particularly challenging pipe. When plans for the new soccer stadium were announced, the pipe was threatened with demolition. A deal was worked out between the city, Parc Olympique and the stadium developers whereby the pipe would be saved and skaters breathed a collective "duuuuuude!"

CBC news report from 2006
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5eFG9wNgI8







Biodôme was originally the Olympic velodrome. Now it is a series of 6 artificial ecosystems, ranging from tropical to arctic, dedicated to research and preservation of rare flora and fauna. Also a big tourist attraction.



I was now very cold and missing the game so I grabbed the métro at Viau and headed home.



Empty platform says: "You just missed one loser!"




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Very crowded
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