Saturday, 7 July 2007

Saturday photo: Three centuries in Old Montreal

This picture was taken from the garden of the Château de Ramezay, built in the 18th century and home to an impressive parade of figures since. It even was the seat of the American occupation in the 1700s during the 13 colonies' fight for independence from Britain.

The domed building in the background is the old Palais de Justice, built in the 19th century. Behind it can be seen the new Palais, which was opened in 1971. A number of historical buildings were torn down in its construction, but on the other side parts of the wall which surrounded the city at its beginnings can be seen. In the past it's been a case of "you win some, you lose some." Maybe the balance is shifiting toward winning more...

Photo by Kris Down

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