M2001.60.13 | Place du Canada from the Canadian Pacific Railway building, Montreal, QC, 1999. After Notman (VIEW-2828)
Place du Canada from the Canadian Pacific Railway building, Montreal, QC, 1999. After Notman (VIEW-2828)
1999, 20th century
Silver salts on paper - Gelatin silver process
27 x 35 cm
Gift of Mr. Andrzej Maciejewski
© McCord Museum
Keywords: Cityscape (3948) , Photograph (77678) , streetscape (1737)
Date/Time: July 22, 1999, 1:10 p.m.
Notman took this photograph from the tower of Windsor Station on a summer afternoon. Finding the vantage point was simple, as it was the only elevated spot around. To line up my camera I counted stones on a church wall. To discern the time of day I watched the shadows on the church's tower. This was the first time I had the experience of watching shadows fall perfectly into their expected place, like pieces in a big puzzle. It was, and still is, an incredible feeling of having proved the obvious - that the sun travels the same route and casts light at the same angles with daily regularity.
Source: Urban Life through Two Lenses (Consult the See Also box on this page)