M2001.60.17 | Place d'Armes, Montreal, QC, 2000. After Notman (VIEW-3172)
Place d'Armes, Montreal, QC, 2000. After Notman (VIEW-3172)
2000, 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: April 20, 2000, 4:10 p.m.
Notman took many different views of this, one of the most recognizable places in Montreal. I chose this shot in particular for its wonderful composition and balance. I had many points of reference with which to line up my camera, and a stroke of luck - if Notman had taken just a few steps forward, my view would have been blocked by a new street lamp. The clock tower tells me that he took his photograph at 3:10 p.m. I took mine at 4:10 to account for daylight savings time. In my shot the clock was not working and displays the wrong time.
Source: Urban Life through Two Lenses (Consult the See Also box on this page)