M2001.60.9 | McTavish Street, looking south from Docteur-Penfield Avenue, Montreal, QC, 2000. After Notman (VIEW-2444)
McTavish Street, looking south from Docteur-Penfield Avenue, Montreal, QC, 2000. After Notman (VIEW-2444)
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: February 20, 2000, 2:56 p.m.
I know when Notman took this photograph because of a very distinct shadow on the tower of the building to the left. To get my shot I had to wait for a sunny day with as much snow as possible. It took four tries before I found the right conditions. As usual I set up an hour before and waited for the shadows to fall into position. My vantage point was the south side of a very busy Docteur Penfield Avenue, and passing cars kept splashing mud on me and on my camera. St. James Cathedral - once dominating the skyline - is now hidden behind tall towers.
Source: Urban Life through Two Lenses (Consult the See Also box on this page)