M2001.60.18 | Viger Square, Montreal, QC, 2000. After Notman (VIEW-3174)

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Viger Square, Montreal, QC, 2000. After Notman (VIEW-3174)
Andrzej Maciejewski
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)
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Date/Time: July 29, 2000, 4:26 p.m.
This picture was taken from a tower balcony on Mary Queen of the World Cathedral. The vantage point was easy to find but hard to reach, involving a long climb up a narrow, winding staircase. I wondered if Notman was lucky enough to have an assistant to help him with his heavy equipment. I wished for one, especially when I reached the top and realized that I had to go all the way back down to fetch a different lens. And in the end I had to go back and re-shoot this photograph an hour later, because I had failed to compensate for Daylight Savings Time.

Andrzej Maciejewski

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