After Notman

On McGill College Avenue from June 18 to October 18, 2010.

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View of the harbour, looking west from the Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, Montreal, QC, 1999. After Notman (VIEW-3212.1)
Andrzej Maciejewski
Silver salts on paper - Gelatin silver process
27 x 35 cm
Gift of Mr. Andrzej Maciejewski
© McCord Museum
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Date/Time: July 22, 1999, 10:28 p.m.
Pictured here is Montreal harbour in the summertime, from the balcony of the South tower of Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours Chapel. It was easy to find the right vantage point, as I had many points of reference. While waiting for the sun to reach the same angle as in Notman's photograph I reflected on how the harbour has changed. It remains a busy place, but mostly with tourists, and there are no longer any steam ships in port. The train tracks have been moved and there are more trees. These transformations give my photograph a completely different mood.

Andrzej Maciejewski

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