M2001.60.24 | Montreal, QC. Looking South from Mount Royal. After Notman (VIEW-4886)
Montreal, QC. Looking South from Mount Royal. After Notman (VIEW-4886)
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) , view (1387)
Date/Time: March 13, 2000, 2:15 p.m.
Many buildings provided me with reference points for this photograph, as well as the mountain on the horizon. A shadow on a building on McTavish Avenue told me the time. I knew it well, since the same shadow had made an appearance in another photograph. For this particular view from Mount Royal, of which there are several in the Notman series, I had to limit myself to a winter shot, otherwise the city would be obscured by new trees. In the end, I like the trees' appearance in the shot. It's as though the photographer left his camera in place and the trees - and the city - grew up around it.
Source: Urban Life through Two Lenses (Consult the See Also box on this page)