M2001.60.12 | Maisonneuve Monument, Place d'Armes, Montreal, QC, 1999. After Notman (VIEW-2787)

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Maisonneuve Monument, Place d'Armes, Montreal, QC, 1999. After Notman (VIEW-2787)
Andrzej Maciejewski
1999, 20th century
Silver salts on paper - Gelatin silver process
35 x 27 cm
Gift of Mr. Andrzej Maciejewski
© McCord Museum
Keywords:  Cityscape (3948) , Photograph (77678) , streetscape (1737)
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Date/Time: October 28, 1999, 9:45 a.m.
There are two different times showing on two different clocks in Notman's original photograph. I chose the later time and managed to capture the same light angle, although there is no longer sunlight on the Bank of Montreal building due to high-rises that have been built on the east side of Place d'Armes. My vantage point was suggested by the monument's position in relation to the Bank building. As it happened there was part of a tourist information display in my line of sight, and this seemed appropriate, since this is probably one of the most visited places in Montreal.

Andrzej Maciejewski

Source: Urban Life through Two Lenses (Consult the See Also box on this page)