An Angel's View - Old Port of Montreal

Copyright Photo: Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel - Our Lady of the Harbour by Montreal Photo Daily, on Flickr
"Our Lady of the Harbour" was made famous by Montreal poet-singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen in his hit song... Suzanne.


Following photos were taken from the belvedere.
You are viewing the harbor from left to right.
Copyright Photo: Facing Montreal Harbor - Left Angel by Montreal Photo Daily, on Flickr
In the background is the Jacques Cartier Bridge, connection between the Island of Montreal and the South Shore of the Saint Lawrence River.

On the right side is the Clock Tower and Basin, location of The Montreal Yacht Club.


Copyright Photo: The Montreal Yacht Club by Montreal Photo Daily, on Flickr
The large sphere in the far distance was the former American Pavilion from Expo '67 - World's Fair (1967). Currently, it is home to "The Biosphere" which is an interpretative museum about the Saint Lawrence River.

On the right side of this photo is a jagged structure tucked away in the midst of the lush green growth of the Jean Drapeau Park. It is the gigantic sculpture titled "Man" by Alexander Calder. It was commissioned by The International Nickel Company of Canada Limited for the Expo 67 event and was given to the citizens of Montreal for the 325th birthday of the city.


Copyright Photo: Le Cirque du Soleil - Quai Jacques Cartier by Montreal Photo Daily, on Flickr
Under the big top! Quebec's own "Le Cirque du Soleil" summer venue is at the Quai Jacques Cartier. The 2011 summer run of "Totem" with the collaboration of Robert Lepage is from June 15 to July 31, 2011.


Copyright Photo: Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours... Angel... Bonsecours Market by Montreal Photo Daily, on Flickr
The building with the silver dome is the Bonsecours Market. Home to the Québec Crafts Council, this building houses 15 boutiques featuring top-quality “Made in Québec” creations: crafts, fashions, accessories and jewellery, design items, reproduction Quebec furniture and more.


Links of Interest: Leonard Cohen's Suzanne - Our Lady of the Harbour

15 comments:

Elisa said...

Such a great view!
And your were there too?
Bravo!
Have a nice weekend
Elisa from Argentina

Kate said...

That angel seems to hover over it all.

Paul in Powell River said...

Nice set!

RedPat said...

Nice tour! I remember going through the American Pavilion at Expo 67 - it was magical as was the whole place!

Randy said...

These are amazing photos. What lovely views. I really like the first and last photo. Have a great day!

Rob and Mandy said...

Le Cirque du Soleil... They're here AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR.

Birdman said...

Ah... one of my all time favorite songs. Wonderful memories of those past years.

magiceye said...

brilliant perspectives!!

enjoy your break!!

Andrew Etchen said...

I remember seeing all of those.

The 2nd shot in my opinion is the best one, or at least my favorite :)

Great, Great angle!

looking forward to seeing more of Good Ol' Montreal!

MaCoBra said...

Wow Montreal is very beautiful! I love the pictures of the angels!

Leif Hagen said...

Hey - I missed this posting! You must have been up on a really, really, really tall ladder for those rooftop photos! Fais attention, Ken!

Arija said...

Thank you for the peek at the Jaques Cartier Bridge and for being the eyes of the angel and thank you for being a friend.

Hugs and Blessings . . . Arija

Jack said...

I LOVE Leonard Cohen and Suzanne. Saw him in concert about a year ago and he still has that charisma. Thanks for visiting recently. I found your blog just in time for you to go on hiatus. Sheesh.

Kaori said...

I LOVE that photo of the angel overlooking the city! What a fabulous view she has! And very cool how you have a circus near by...Le Cirque du Soleil was in Tokyo for a while but I never had the chance to see it. Guess I'll have to fly over there to see it now ;D

EG Wow said...

Wonderful shots! I think I need to spend more time in Montreal. :)