M2001.60.3 | Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours and St. Paul Street, looking west, Montreal, QC, 2000. After Notman (VIEW-1317)

 
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Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours and St. Paul Street, looking west, Montreal, QC, 2000. After Notman (VIEW-1317)
Andrzej Maciejewski
2000, 20th century
Silver salts on paper - Gelatin silver process
35 x 27 cm
Gift of Mr. Andrzej Maciejewski
M2001.60.3
© McCord Museum
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Date/Time: July 12, 2000, 2:40 p.m.
The timing of this busy shot was dictated by a very distinct shadow on the street, which limited my window of opportunity to a few minutes. I revisited the spot many times, only to be stymied by cloud-cover or cars parked in front of my camera. The camera position was also complicated by the close proximity of the building on the left. In the end I was very pleased. Some details are exactly the same, such as the shadow of the building on the right, but the construction truck and the tourists entering the Church signify the passage of time.

Andrzej Maciejewski

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