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francely57 Mar 28, 2010 7:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by caltrane74 (Post 4769710)
York Street, No Mercy

Haha, I like the limousine, it takes a good portion of the canyon's width!




Here are some more from Montreal (some of my older pics and recent pics combined)


St-Laurent Boulevard looking north, June 10, 2006
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e2...s/IMG_0205.jpg

Ste-Catherine Street looking east, April 26, 2009
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e2...s/IMG_6692.jpg

Mansfield Street looking north, April 14, 2008
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e2...s/IMG_3274.jpg

St-Jacques Street looking west, December 9, 2008
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e2...s/IMG_2393.jpg

Aylmer Street looking south, April 26, 2009
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e2...s/IMG_6678.jpg

Phillips Square looking south towards Beaver Hall, September 30, 2008
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e2...s/IMG_0494.jpg

De la Montagne Street looking north, June 17, 2009
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e2...s/IMG_0297.jpg

Lincoln Street looking west, March 24, 2010
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e2...s/IMG_1205.jpg



...indoor canyon!

Centre de Commerce Mondial (World Trade Centre), May 13, 2008
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e2...s/IMG_4337.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e2...s/IMG_4339.jpg



MORE COMING obviously!

ZeDgE Mar 28, 2010 7:59 PM

I took this last May.

http://members.shaw.ca/zedge/Calgary/May3-03.jpg

:shrug: Howzat?

caltrane74 Mar 28, 2010 8:03 PM

Get on the street and take more pictures guy!

Traynor Mar 29, 2010 12:04 AM

Cal, this one of York Street that you took, is one of your best examples pf a canyon in Toronto. It's all about the lighting, the angle as well as the even and consistent streetwall. Plus the illusion that it goes on all the way to the horizon.

Nicely done.

:cheers:

http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/5786/sany0221p.jpg
(Courtesy caltrane74 )

caltrane74 Mar 29, 2010 12:49 AM

This thread has me working my ass off. No thread outside of the top ten thread has ever got me to work hard this hard on something not related to work.... Finally something to appease Traynor.

Traynor Mar 29, 2010 12:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by caltrane74 (Post 4770133)
This thread has me working my ass off. No thread outside of the top ten thread has ever got me to work hard this hard on something not related to work.... Finally something to appease Traynor.

You work???

When do you find the time for that?

:shrug:

Nouvellecosse Mar 29, 2010 8:44 AM

^ :lmao: Classic.

But seriously, awesome pics everyone. The Toronto and Calgary canyons tend to be the tallest and most impressive, but the MTL ones are my personal favourites, mainly due to the architectural styles, since I love streets lined with big brick/stone low and mid-rises (very atmospheric).

caltrane74 Mar 29, 2010 11:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Traynor (Post 4770137)
You work???

When do you find the time for tha

:shrug:

Ha good one!

I work mornings and early afternoons only, charmed life I must say.... actually what I need to say is...

'You Need to be in Advertising Sales'.

francely57 Mar 29, 2010 3:22 PM

Peel Street looking south, March 18, 2010
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e2...s/IMG_0877.jpg

Peel Street looking south (near Maisonneuve), March 24, 2010
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e2...s/IMG_1175.jpg

Peel Street looking north (at Dorchester Square), March 17, 2010
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e2...s/IMG_0818.jpg

Union Street looking north (from The Bay), September 29, 2009
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e2...s/IMG_4169.jpg

Viger Street looking west, September 29, 2008
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e2...s/IMG_0364.jpg


...highway canyons.... (by the way, wasn't there a "Great Canadian Highway Thread"?? I can't find it)

D├ęcarie Expressway looking north, May 21, 2008
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e2...s/IMG_4439.jpg



MAJOR CANYONS coming next... the wait will be worth it!

caltrane74 Mar 29, 2010 5:19 PM

The first picture is very nice and Canyon like, don't know how it can get better than that, considering I see some of Montreal's tallest buildings on this strip...

unless you have another angle.

:P

Nouvellecosse Mar 29, 2010 9:58 PM

I think the second and third pictures are most canyon-like. A canyon isn't just about height, but more about consistency and length. I may not be as strict as Traynor, but I think we can agree on that.

Btw, congrats on your York shots. It must feel so incredible to finally, after so many attempts, take a picture that impresses Traynor. You really should feel proud.

Traynor Mar 29, 2010 10:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nouvellecosse (Post 4771431)
I think the second and third pictures are most canyon-like. A canyon isn't just about height, but more about consistency and length. I may not be as strict as Traynor, but I think we can agree on that.

Btw, congrats on your York shots. It must feel so incredible to finally, after so many attempts, take a picture that impresses Traynor. You really should feel proud.

LMAO :haha:

I'm sorry but I am man of high standards. :D

I may be tough but I will give Cal his props when he deserves them. Like the recent ones of York Street. They were all very canyon-y.

But please Cal, stop embarrassing Toronto and yourself by continuing to put Queen's Quay in this thread... It's all lake on the South side except for three buildings near Harbour Castle. Anyone who has been to T.O. knows this. Stick to Wellington and York Streets.

Furthermore, speaking of giving props, I would be remiss if I didn't give it up for francely57 and all his fantastic pics. Montreal has the height and consistency to be called canyons, plus the added bonus of fantastic old architecture. Keep up the great work francely!

:cheers:

Traynor Mar 29, 2010 10:34 PM

Hey Cal, Oh yeah, I forgot...

If francely can post indoor canyons... I know you have a couple of cool Eaton Centre pics. No one can beat that indoor canyon. Plus the atrium at BCE place... I mean Brookfield Place... Or is It the "McCain Rising Crust Place" by now? Whatever it's called, that's a cool indoor canyon.

:D

PhilippeMtl Mar 29, 2010 10:55 PM

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2563/...54604137_o.jpg

This picture is amazing.
Calgary 1
Toronto 0
Montreal -1

Rico Rommheim Mar 29, 2010 11:37 PM

Toronto wins for sheer number of canyons.
Calgary wins for the best canyon.

Vancouver gets points also.

Once I find a 'canyon' in Montreal, I'll let you all know. Sure we have 'walls' or small 'cliffs' but no canyons.

caltrane74 Mar 30, 2010 1:05 AM

Ill do a wellington photo spread, next chance I get..... could have done one today but didnt bring my camera with me when I left the house this morning.....

francely57 Mar 30, 2010 1:09 AM

^^ Guys, how can you say MTL's losing already, we're just warming up!


Quote:

Originally Posted by caltrane74 (Post 4770957)
don't know how it can get better than that, considering I see some of Montreal's tallest buildings on this strip...

You'll see...

Quote:

Originally Posted by Traynor (Post 4771500)
Furthermore, speaking of giving props, I would be remiss if I didn't give it up for francely57 and all his fantastic pics. Montreal has the height and consistency to be called canyons, plus the added bonus of fantastic old architecture. Keep up the great work francely!

:cheers:

Ha thanks!
It did take some time to organize my old pics that would be relevant, but it's a pleasure to post them to compare & contrast with Toronto-Calgary-Vancouver-etc.
And I think it's cool to have that many "NY-looking streets" in our sprawled northern country.


...


President-Kennedy Avenue
one of the worst streets in the CBD, but a surprisingly impressive corridor

looking east, September 19, 2008
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e2...s/IMG_0080.jpg

looking east, January 7, 2008 (sorry if it's blurry)
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e2...s/IMG_3389.jpg

THE ROW OF UGLIES! looking west, October 22, 2008
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e2...s/IMG_1426.jpg

looking east from it's west end, September 29, 2008
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e2...s/IMG_0464.jpg

looking west, July 27, 2009
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e2...s/IMG_1756.jpg

caltrane74 Mar 30, 2010 2:04 AM

nice work, son! :)

le calmar Mar 30, 2010 2:06 AM

^ Montreal definitely has canyons, not the tallest, but they remain canyons!

Rumors Mar 30, 2010 3:02 AM

Old Montreal has the best canyons. :rolleyes:


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