M2001.60.6 | Interior, Centaur Theatre. Montreal, QC, 1999. After Notman (VIEW-1904)

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Interior, Centaur Theatre. Montreal, QC, 1999. After Notman (VIEW-1904)
Andrzej Maciejewski
1999, 20th century
Silver salts on paper - Gelatin silver process
27 x 35 cm
Gift of Mr. Andrzej Maciejewski
© McCord Museum
Keywords:  Architecture (8646) , building (531) , Photograph (77678)
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Date/Time: November 16, 1999, 5:00 p.m.
A tiny detail in Notman's photograph - the blurred long hand on the clock - reveals that he must have used a long exposure time. This building, formerly the Montreal Stock Exchange, has since been converted into the Centaur Theatre, and at first no one there recognized the room. One day while I was being shown around we realized that the doors we had just come through were the same as those that appeared in the balcony in Notman's picture. The room had been completely transformed and only the two doors remained. The extra challenge in finding it made taking this picture especially rewarding.

Andrzej Maciejewski

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