The beautiful Montreal City skyline is back-lit at sunset as the sky turns shades of pink and orange and the lights come on in the buildings in the Quebec Province city. Montreal is a modern Canadian city that blends both the old and the new, containing many skyscrapers right next to the old historic architecture of the Old Montreal Port. So as you travel through the city you can see glimpses of how it used to be and how it is changing now.
Montreal City used to be the financial and industrial centre of Canada and that is why it has such a varied and interesting skyline. Many of the industrial buildings have now been converted to offices but they still retain that antique look. The Old Clock Tower is also known as the Sailor's Memorial Clock and was built in 1921 as a memorial to the Canadian soldiers who died in the First World War. You can climb up to the top of the Clock Tower and look out at the view over the Old Montreal Port and the St Lawrence River.
This view of the Montreal City skyline with the Old Clock Tower was taken from across the St Lawrence River at the Navette vers le Vieux-Port on Ile Sainte-Helene. This is an island in the St Lawrence River that belongs to Montreal and it has had many uses, but during WWII it had a prison on it for POWs. Their outlook on the Montreal skyline would have been a little different back then however.
City of Montreal Skyline and the Clock Tower in the Old Montreal Port at sunset seen from across the St Lawrence River at the Navette vers le Vieux-Port on Ile Sainte-Helene, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/14.0, exposure time of 4/1 sec. on ISO 50, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 100mm.
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