Monday, September 29, 2008

Montréal- Le vieux Montréal / The old city

September 20,2008.
Our first real touring day in Montreal.

Montreal townhall.

The Basilica of Notre Dame.

Statue of Paul de Chomedy de Maisoneuve that is in front of the Basilica. He had founded the settlement of what was than called "Ville-Marie"-the future Montréal in 1642.

Details on the same statue. This was one of the young colony's militia men & collaborateurs, Lambert Closse.

It's always nice to see statues dedicated to women. This is Jeanne Mance, who particapted in the founding of the young "Ville-Marie".

A bilingual Historical plaque about Maisoneuve.

Le Marché Bonsecours/ Bonsecours Market.
Today, this is a shopping gallery.

The beautiful silver dome of the Marché Bonsecours by day...

Becomes a shining blue & silver jewel by night.


Dragonstar said...

The statue is beautifully detailed, and I love that last shot!

Barbara said...

Hi Mereid,
My hubby is just crazy about taking shots on anything Historical, esp here in Montreal.
Yes, very beautifully detailed.
We really love night shots too; when they work !