Stretching for over two kilometres along the St-Lawrence River in Old Montreal, the Old Port Of Montreal has been the social, economic and cultural soul of Montreal ever since early French fur traders used it as a trading post in 1611. It was here that the city and the port came to life more than 350 years ago.
Pointe-à-Callière Museum (shown at the right end of the Panorama) is the Montreal museum of archaeology and history. It was founded in 1992 as part of celebrations to mark Montreal's 350th birthday. Set atop the city's birthplace, the Museum shows collections of artefacts from the First Nations of the Montreal region that illustrate how various cultures coexisted and interacted, and how the French and British regimes influenced the history of this territory over the years.
Lake freighters, or Lakers, are bulk carrier vessels that ply the Great Lakes. In the mid-20th century, 300 lakers worked the Lakes but by the early 21st century, there were fewer than 140 active lakers. Through the to the Saint Lawrence Seaway, Lakers have access to the ocean, and ocean-going vessels have access to the Lakes. The Laker shown on the left in the panorama is quite typical in size and measures 220m in length.
Habitat 67 is a housing complex and landmark located on the Marc-Drouin Quay. Its design was created by architect Moshe Safdie based on his master's thesis at McGill University and built as part of Expo 67. It became a thematic pavilion visited by thousands of visitors. During Expo 67 it was also the temporary residence of the many dignitaries coming to Montreal.
Silo #5 is an abandoned grain storage facility. A quarter of a mile long and over twenty storeys high, it has a total capacity of five million bushels, or enough wheat to make 230 million loaves of bread. The building was constructed in several stages between 1903 and 1958. The newest part of the building was designed to last for generations, however due to changes in the global grain market and to the general trend of de-industrialization in North America at the end of the 20th century, the building became redundant less than forty years after its completion. Since 1994, Silo #5 has stood empty, and its fate has been hotly debated.
Bei unserem Besuch am Osterwochenende Anfang April herrschte schon schoenstes Sommerwetter. Die Aufnahme entstand am Morgen, als noch recht wenig Leute Unterwegs waren.
12 freihaendige Aufnahmen im Querformat bei Brennweite 28mm mit der Canon G11. Gestitcht mit PTGui.
Pointe de la Cite du Havre, Standort von Panorama 4561, liegt auf der anderen Seite des Hafenbeckens, von hier aus gesehen hinter dem Laker Frachtschiff.