Architectural/Culture (Old and New), Montreal

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    1250 René Lévesque Tower (1992)

    by yooperprof Written Dec 27, 2012

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    Favorite thing: 47 story office tower (1992) designed by the firm of Kohn, Pedersen & Fox. This Montreal landmark is actually quite similar to a Kohn Pedersen & Fox office tower in Frankfurt. (The picture was taken from one of the conference rooms on the 36th floor of the Marriott Chateau Champlain.)

    modern tower
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    aquatic's General Tip

    by aquatic Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Fondest memory: I liked Montreal for contrasts in architecture. For example, these buildings were designed by one of the competitors of architectural contest. These are apartments of the future - highest priority for privacy. None of the windows are facing each other.

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    Montreal is known for the...

    by Gerry_Crooks Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Montreal is known for the 'French' culture. The francophone population in general is a warm and fun loving people, ready for a party for no particular reason. The cuisine here is known world round. The biggest problem in eating here is there are too many choices! Stay a while and try out the various types of restaurants around the city.

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  • Stairways

    by zChris Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Fondest memory: The stairways! Those cast iron stairways leading up to the upper level doors are absolutely beautiful. You can find them all over Montreal. I imagine they must cause a lot of accidents in the winter, and they don't exactly live up to disability laws, but their detail and grace gives Montreal character unlike any other North American city.

    Iron Stairs

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  • Maisons Victoriennes

    by zChris Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Fondest memory: I miss the colourful Victorian houses. Some of the neighbourhoods of East End Montreal are quite dreary, but suddenly out of the blue pop out amazing examples of restored Victorian architecture. Some of the best examples can be found on the Square St-Louis, Avenue Laval, Avenue Prince-Arthur, and Rue Cherrier. Below are homes just off Prince-Arthur.

    Off Rue Prince-Arthur

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    Michael and I at 3 Brasseurs restaurant

    by windoweb Written Jul 19, 2007

    Favorite thing: My favorite memory of this lovely city is walking the streets and seeing the old buildings with my husband Michael. We walked and took the Metro to get from one place to another. We did take a taxi once to get to the casino. We ate lunch at open window cafes two days while we were there. It is an easy city to navigate and I would recommend this trip.

    Fondest memory: The photo below is of Michael and I at 3 Brasseurs restaurant.

    1658 St-Denis St.
    Montreal, Quebec
    Tel: 514.845.1660
    Fax: 514.845.0515

    Michael and I at 3 Brasseurs restaurant
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    • Beer Tasting

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    Building modeled after the Empire State Building

    by virtualpatrick Written Aug 3, 2003

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    Favorite thing: This building was modeled after the Empire State Building. The location is the block northwest of the Notre Dame Basilica.

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    Visit St. James Square and the...

    by caf98 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Visit St. James Square and the coulored pintoresque houses. They look like some old houses of New England.
    You can go there by subway, to Sherbrooke.Don´t forget your camera!!!

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    Montreal has an exciting...

    by MProcher Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Montreal has an exciting architectural mixture of sky-scrapers and older and lower buildings. I found this neo-gothic church between shops, malls and business districts.
    for more see the travelogue

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    Roman Catholic Cathedrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde

    by buzzz Written Aug 11, 2004

    Favorite thing: Take in the beautiful buildings, old and new as you walk around Montreal. The building with the green dome is the Roman Catholic Cathedral Marie-Reine-du-Monde.

    Lovely mix of Old and New

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