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Old Posted Feb 12, 2014, 2:12 PM
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It looks so much more spread-out than it feels.

What's that building at the head of the park in the foreground? It looks simultaneously terraced and one-floor high.
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It looks so much more spread-out than it feels.

What's that building at the head of the park in the foreground? It looks simultaneously terraced and one-floor high.
It's not a building, it's a concrete park. It was build when the Ville-Marie underground expressway was build. Heritage Montreal wants to save it, while the city of Montreal would like to rase it and put a proper green space in its place.

http://zeke.com/2012/06/agora-and-ma...-square-viger/

It's among Montreal's top 10 endangered landmarks according to Heritage Montreal.

It's completely devoid of any charm and you can't go there unless you want to walk on a needle :-(
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Old Posted Feb 12, 2014, 2:32 PM
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It used to be one of the greatest square in Montreal. Now it's desolate, cold, all concrete and mostly inhabited by homeless and drug addicts...



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Old Posted Feb 12, 2014, 2:34 PM
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The city will have to make a move on this one once the CHUM opens in 2016 and the Old Viger Station project gets going.
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Indeed, it is not a "warm and cozy" kind of place. When I have walked by, I've tended to stay across the street and walk around it, rather than cross through it.
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Drove to the store tonight even though I didn't leave Rabbittown (it was too cold to walk) and, once again, saw a Quebec license plate. I don't drive often, and when I do, I often see two or three each day.

WHAT IS GOING ON? WHY ARE YOU HERE AND WHAT ARE YOU DOING? I'm dying to figure it out.

I was behind this car for a few blocks, including a couple of things only locals would know about (a turning lane where there are no painted lines, etc.), this guy knew what he was doing. He's not a tourist (especially in February).

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I must say that I have never seen a Newfoundland and Labrador license plate in Vancouver, but I did see a New Brunswick last week!

I have neither seen a car from Prince Edward Island and Northwest Territories in here. Nunavut is out of the question.

Yukon is also very rare to see. It is much more common to see Alaska license plates and even few Hawaiian ones every now and then.

Yeah, pretty off-topic, but always fun trying to see new plates.
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We get Quebec, Alberta most often. Then Nova Scotia and New England and New York. Never PEI or New Brunswick. :-D
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Love this one!
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@Rico Rommheim: Thanks!

@SignalHillHiker: Albertans seem to be most active travelers in Canada. I have seen those license plates everywhere in Canada and the US. Even in Houston there was an odd Albertan driving around.
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I have been to Whistler, Wells grey park, hells gate, bridal veil falls and silver star ski resort, believe me or not there were more Albertans than B.Columbians.
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@Rico Rommheim: Thanks!

@SignalHillHiker: Albertans seem to be most active travelers in Canada. I have seen those license plates everywhere in Canada and the US. Even in Houston there was an odd Albertan driving around.
That could be people going home too, so many people here come from somewhere else.
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@Rico Rommheim: Thanks!

@SignalHillHiker: Albertans seem to be most active travelers in Canada. I have seen those license plates everywhere in Canada and the US. Even in Houston there was an odd Albertan driving around.
And around the world. I've encountered Albertans in all sorts of obscure locations, mostly places that are warm or adventure travel oriented. Moab is crawling with AB plates as is the Grand Canyon. I ran into someone I knew in Edmonton 20 years ago walking down the street in Perth, WA a few days ago. He was doing a 3 month across Australia trip.
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The gorgeous art deco main pavillon of Université de Montréal on the northern slop of Mount Royal (from today)


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Westmount / NDG neighbourhood


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And around the world. I've encountered Albertans in all sorts of obscure locations, mostly places that are warm or adventure travel oriented. Moab is crawling with AB plates as is the Grand Canyon. I ran into someone I knew in Edmonton 20 years ago walking down the street in Perth, WA a few days ago. He was doing a 3 month across Australia trip.
Yeah met one in the courtyard of a tiny hotel in Paris's latin quarter we were staying at.

higher net incomes maybe?
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Very nice Montreal shots.
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Those mountains are 20 km inside the US
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The gorgeous art deco main pavillon of Université de Montréal on the northern slop of Mount Royal (from today)


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I never knew this building even existed! What a beauty!
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I never knew this building even existed! What a beauty!
Ernest Cormier, architect.

The same architect did this gorgeous art deco house in the Golden Square Mile (used to be the house of P.E. Trudeau - it is a classified historical monument, perfectly preserved inside and out)
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