I know many of us love to hate winter but its landscape creates some very powerful images. These were taken at Rene-Levesques Park at the western end of the Lachine Canal on the island of Montreal.
I’m not a church going kind of gal, except when it comes to photography or traveling.
Here I am at the Church of Saint-Leon-de-Westmount in Montreal taking a “Mastering the Light” photography workshop. Montreal is a city of many churches. Mark Twain, during a visit to Montreal in 1881 said: “This is the first time I was ever in a city where you couldn’t throw a brick without breaking a church window.” Yes the church was at some point a pillar of French Canadian identity. Although church attendance has drastically declined over the years (Quebec is pretty much a secular society today), they are still amazing places of our past and history to discover, photograph and admire for their incredible architectural beauty.
Here are two shots taken inside the cathedral with my Canon this time. The second photo is shot in the narrow passages leading to the cupola. I must say, it was somewhat treacherous and scary at time. I see why it is not open to the public and why the wanted us to sign a release before going up there.
As I said before, ma favorite macro subject.