A Day at the water 26.05.2012
It supposed to be a day at the water. Nice weather and where does it pull the common Germans? Exactly, to the water or to the beer garden. Well, i do not like beer and so there was only plan B left. A little less on orientation i used a common map service to find a short way to the river that divides Montréal to make some pictures of the water, the harbour or just the river shores.
The Sankt-Lorenz-River has its source far east and has many names until he reaches the Great Lakes. Actually the river begins right in Kingston directly after Lake Ontario. Right before he reaches Montréal he combines with the Ottawa River and both rivers are going through the city in mainly three lanes. This is mainly stamping the landscape and the structure of the city with its thousands of islands. On one of the islands is a huge theme park with roller-coasters and many other carnival rides.
It is not always like you planed it. As i finally arrives i found a lots of freight depot and freight yards and everything looks so industrial. But the first thing that catches my eye was the "Jacques-Cartier-Bridge". But i made the best out of it and lets be honest, the industrial look has its own charm. So i tried to make some pictures of the bridge but every time i had some obstacles in my view. There were always a traffic light, an advertisement shield, street lights, road signs or election posters. No pictures of beautiful landscapes but at least a lot of steel in a straight order.
There are not much good pictures left from this day but i guess i was a little fastidious from the last days i went out with my camera. The best of all is you can find in All pictures of cause. And one thing is for sure: I found some really great place near the river that are worth to take photos of by day and night. And i promise i will take them for you :)
And so i close as always: Cheers, ND