M2001.60.19 | Le Windsor and Place du Canada, from the Cathedral-Basilica of Mary Queen of the World and St. James the Greater, Montreal, QC, 1999. After Notman (VIEW-3176.A)
Le Windsor and Place du Canada, from the Cathedral-Basilica of Mary Queen of the World and St. James the Greater, Montreal, QC, 1999. After Notman (VIEW-3176.A)
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, 10:47 a.m.
This photograph was taken from the balcony of St. James Cathedral. I had to mount a dark and winding staircase - with heavy camera equipment this required a great deal of determination. As I climbed, I thought about Notman or his son making the same effort in 1897. In the end, the view from the balcony is worth it. The dome, the monument in the park and the Windsor Hotel were my reference points, and the shadows of the monument and the dome told me when to take the photograph. I managed to capture a person walking by the monument at almost the same place as in Notman's view.
Source: Urban Life through Two Lenses (Consult the See Also box on this page)