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Old Nov 3, 2004, 9:07 AM   #1
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Taken last night.

Here'sa little history of the Basilica

Though dating back to the 19th century, Montreal's Notre-Dame Basilica is a worthy descendant of the great cathedrals of the Middle Ages. Like Chartres or Notre-Dame in Paris, it was erected in response to the fervor and piety of the people. Its construction, staggered over a number of years, reflects the talents of the artists and craftsmen of the day. Like the European institutions, it was the centre of religious life and culture. Its elegant silhouette long dominated the city.

Today, despite the large buildings which have sprung up around it, Notre-Dame Basilica still retains the majesty of its early years, its twin towers rising above Place d'Armes at the heart of Old Montreal.


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Old Nov 3, 2004, 11:25 AM   #2
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Nice shot. What an impressive structure.

Tom, on Point Pelee, Canada
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Old Nov 5, 2004, 4:18 PM   #3
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Was taken using a bench as a tripod...:G
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Old Nov 9, 2004, 8:53 AM   #4
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Nice shot. I travel often to Montreal and this picture reminds me of the pilgrims that would ascend the steps to the Basilica one stone step at a time on their knees.

Sam

PS- nice to know "bench tripods" work because I don't think I would lug a tripod around on vacations.
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Old Nov 24, 2004, 12:29 PM   #5
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I was in Montreal this summer and took the following daytime photo.

(Canon A40, everything auto)
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