Our photo of the week shows the lovely arches of Montreal’s Chinatown. It was shared by Flickr star Richard McGuire. Mr. McGuire has some great shots of the Victoria rooftops of the Plateau, Montreal architecture and more! Thanks Richard! Montreal’s Chinatown is located primarily on La Gauchetière Street (between St. Laurent & St. Viateur Blvds). It occupies roughly the area of a city block. It’s a pedestrian walkway, making it more inviting for a stroll. Chinatown is a vibrant nightspot for locals and tourists alike thanks to a special regulation by Montreal’s city officials which slates the sector as a tourist area, thus allowing it to continue operations well into the evening. —————————————————————————————————————— Submit your Montréal pictures to our MONTRÉAL BUZZ FLICKR GROUP. And see our previous PHOTOS OF THE WEEK.
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The downtown core of every city is usually packed with characters. In Montreal, we certainly have our share of iconic individuals that help create our unique urban identity, and the famous spoon guy in front of Ogilvy would be one of the most notable. Our ‘Photo of the Week’ comes from radiatingeye, who seems to have a stellar eye for capturing Montreal, and all its diverse inhabitants. Check out his/her comprehensive gallery of shots from around the city, including such Montreal sites as the Mont-Royal cemetery, Old Montreal, the Plateau and some great shots of urban art. Kudos! —————————————————————————————————————— Submit your Montréal pictures to our MONTRÉAL BUZZ FLICKR GROUP. And see our previous PHOTOS OF THE WEEK.
Piknic Électronik is Montreal’s weekly outdoor dance party. Flickr user martingirard57 was there to capture the action! He also features many fab shots of Montreal on his page, including many glimpses of local architecture. Party on, we say! —————————————————————————————————————— Submit your Montréal pictures to our MONTRÉAL BUZZ FLICKR GROUP. And see our previous PHOTOS OF THE WEEK.
This week we tip our hats to the ‘urban formalist’ work of Flickr superstar dzpixel. With a sporty photo entitled ‘Scuderia Ferrari F1 team,’ we were impressed at how he got up close and personal with the shrine that many people call Ferrari. Well done. But the work of dzpixel is not just fast cars. What sealed the deal for us at THE MONTRÉAL BUZZ, was his exploration of vacant Montreal transit stations. He successfully captures spaces, which are typically seaming with people, empty. There is a warm sci-fi quality that appealed to our cool cyber-hearts. Well done, indeed. —————————————————————————————————————— Submit your Montréal pictures to our MONTRÉAL BUZZ FLICKR GROUP. And see our previous PHOTOS OF THE WEEK.
Wow! I just discovered Montreal photographer Jean-Pierre Lavoie, and I am absolutely floored by the beauty and immersive quality of his work. Jean-Pierre became a full time panoramic photographer in 2007, after working 15 years as an engineer and says he loves to photograph life in Montreal. For him, the city is a “perfect mix of French and English with a well-balanced blend of America and a little European touch”. The result of this passion – and talent – is a stunning collection of 360 interactive panoramic photographs that plunge us completely into Montreal life and events. Click on the title above each image to experience some jaw-dropping 360 photography! You will NOT be disappointed!
Our Photo of the Week goes to Flickr extraordinaire Pedro de la Photo. Pedro has a whole photo set devoted to Montréal surfing – “these are surf pictures I grabbed at the Habitat ’67 wave in the Saint-Lawrence.” We know what you’re thinking, “There is SURFING in Montréal!?” And to this we reply, “Dude! There most certainly is the raddest of surfing!” Who needs an ocean when you’ve got, like, a river with a great current and break? You should totally check out Tamy Emma Pepin‘s article on Surfing in Montréal for all the tubular details. And if you promise to check it out, we promise never to attempt to speak “surfer” again. Deal? —————————————————————————————————————— Submit your Montréal pictures to our MONTRÉAL BUZZ FLICKR GROUP. And see our previous PHOTOS OF THE WEEK.
Our Montréal Buzz “Photo of the Week” goes to flickr star ‘paspog.’ Via a ‘fish-eye lens,’ we find ourselves magically transferred into the heart of Old Montréal, with one of Canada’s most famous churches (Notre Dame) tucked into the right side of the photo. Also noteworthy is the tall, white building in the center known as the “Alfred Building.” This art-deco edifice is considered an early model of the Empires State Building. Wikipedia states that… “The building resembles the Empire State Building, completed the same year, and was built for Aldred and Company Limited, a New York City-based international finance company.” So we can think of the Alfred Building as the twitter-esque version of the Empire State Building. —————————————————————————————————————— Submit your Montréal pictures to our MONTRÉAL BUZZ FLICKR GROUP. And see our previous PHOTOS OF THE WEEK.
This week we tip our hats to flickr user camwil2009 for this colorful shot, taken along the Lachine Canal. Running more than 14 kilometers long, from Old Montréal to Lac St. Louis, the canal is a great backdrop for a leisurely bike ride or a scrumptious picnic. Lunch and bicycles can both be found at the Atwater Market. Check out the Lachine Canal Visitor’s Center if you are curious about the history of this unique Montréal landmark. Submit your pictures on our MONTRÉAL BUZZ FLICKR GROUP. —————————————————————————————————————— See our previous FLICKR PHOTO OF THE WEEK.
This edition of our “Flickr Photo of the Week” is from Py All. We like how the image simply references the Montréal appreciation of cycling. If you enjoy seeing the world on two wheels, check out the Vista Architectural Bike Tour. It takes cyclists on a unique exploration of Montréal that covers the architectural gems of Old Montréal, the beauty of the Lachine Canal and the fun of peddling through the Formula 1 race track! Vrrrooom! (Yes, that is the sound of a fast moving race car.) See last week’s PHOTO OF THE WEEK. Submit your pictures on our MONTREAL BUZZ FLICKR GROUP
THE MONTRÉAL BUZZ is a space for travelers and locals to congregate and to stay au courant with the best that is happening in the city. And nothing can communicate good times and stunning places like a photograph. So we got pulled out our hammers and nails and built ourselves a fun new flickr group. And after a strenuous brainstorming session, we decided to call it “THE MONTRÉAL BUZZ.” If you have Montréal photos to share, please join the fun! Each week we’ll select one photo to feature on the blog. This week’s photo is courtesy of traveler, photographer, consultant and hip Montréaler, Mr. Daniel Seguin. It features a man breakdancing! “But where will I find such fun times?” you ask. Well, dear friends, a couple of times a year Boulevard Saint Laurent, or “The Main” as it’s informally referred, becomes a fiesta of bargain shopping, street performers, delicious food vendors and people-watching. If this sounds good to you, make sure you are in Montréal on June 10 – 13, June 17 – 20 or August 26 – 29.