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Old Posted Mar 4, 2022, 8:26 PM
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Montreal

I went out for a stroll yesterday. Nice sunny day with a crisp -4 degree weather.

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A Walk in March_68 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_67 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_65 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_64 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_63 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_62 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_61 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_60 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_59 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_58 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_57 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_56 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_21 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr



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A Walk in March_51 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_48 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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Five Guys and a Mail Truck by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_27 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr
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Old Posted Mar 5, 2022, 12:56 AM
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Beautiful, the photos are nicely contrasted, reveals the strong character of the city.
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Old Posted Mar 5, 2022, 4:56 PM
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Beautiful, the photos are nicely contrasted, reveals the strong character of the city.
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Old Posted Mar 5, 2022, 5:05 PM
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Part II.

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A Walk in March_42 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_49 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr


A Bank of Coffee by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_55 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_53 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_52 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_47 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_46 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_45 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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Saint-Paul Street Looking East by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_43 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_41 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_40 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_38 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_37 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_36 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_35 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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Habitat 67 in Montreal by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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Montreal is such a great walking city— thanks for the tour.
Have the Habitat homes held up well? Are they considered prestigious or just like another residence?
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Old Posted Mar 5, 2022, 9:34 PM
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Montreal is such a great walking city— thanks for the tour.
Have the Habitat homes held up well? Are they considered prestigious or just like another residence?
The Habitat is now a prestigious housing complex, effectively the opposite of its original purpose.
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The Habitat is now a prestigious housing complex, effectively the opposite of its original purpose.
That's because it's got some kind of original and not so common brutalist design. It might also feature some of what they call 'terrasses' in Fr, that's some outdoor space that units may be provided with above below apartments.
People like to have some little outdoor feel to their flats. Even a tiny balcony may make some difference, no matter how bad or good it looks to a facade.

That's the concept they used for 56 Leonard Street in Manhattan. The luxury residential high-rise features actual stacked terraces for outdoor views over the city. Very smart design by Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron.

In this case of Habitat 67 in Montreal, they need to be careful about concrete maintenance to the facade. Concrete has to remain clean and good quality enough.
The massing of the project kinda looks like what they would sometimes do in today's old Middle-East to me. I think you could see some more recent things similar in style but more random in Israel or neighboring Arab countries.
It's true that the design of Habitat 67 is more original, neater and rather unique.

You would find a couple of original and hardcore brutalist things from the same era, growing somewhat valuable in Ivry-sur-Seine too, that's an inner suburb of Southeast Paris close to my home.


https://www.reddit.com/r/evilbuildin...ely_terrified/

That was crazy, built 1971, I think; still does look creepy today. But it's growing in our local hearts anyway, because it's historic and quirky nowadays.

And this, that was refurbished some years ago, with concrete looking brand new for a whole new district (Ivry Confluence) being developed all around.

https://www.pss-archi.eu/immeubles/FR-94041-11132.html

I don't think the latter has ever meant to be actually affordable like any social housing. It was built for some EDF employees in 1967 and is registered to the national historic heritage because it was probably somewhat early in this style. Units in there must be comfy today. They've also got an overground parking garage for their cars, that doesn't look good on the other hand.
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Fascinating aesthetics. Thanks for sharing.
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Part III

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A Walk in March_33 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_18 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_30 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_34 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_31 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_27 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_26 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_25 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_24 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_23 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_22 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_16 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_20 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_17 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_15 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_13 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_11 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_10 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_06 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_07 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_03 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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A Walk in March_04 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr

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Saint-Urbain Street, Looking South by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr
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St-Jacques terminal vista getting beefy. Hopefully we see some more activity on the street itself.
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St-Jacques terminal vista getting beefy. Hopefully we see some more activity on the street itself.
I really do believe that St-Jacques is the most under-used / under-appreciated street in the country.
A full repave / revamp of the street should be the bare minimum. It's got so much potential.
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Old Posted May 4, 2022, 10:33 AM
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I really do believe that St-Jacques is the most under-used / under-appreciated street in the country.
A full repave / revamp of the street should be the bare minimum. It's got so much potential.
Yeah, it is one of the finest streets in Canada, architecturally.

Right now, it feels like the old Bankalar Caddesi in Istanbul, and for similar reasons.

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Yeah, it is one of the finest streets in Canada, architecturally.

Right now, it feels like the old Bankalar Caddesi in Istanbul, and for similar reasons.

One of my kids has been living in Montreal for about a year, for their university studies.

I am pleased to report that Rue St-Jacques has become a dining and nightlife destination of sorts with lots of bars, clubs, theatres and restaurants now occupying a number of the old bank buildings.

A few weeks ago my kid reported going to a club there and said that the decor and atmosphere it was "like something out of a movie".

This kid is currently planning on hosting the family in Montreal (discussion happening right now on another medium) for a special occasion dinner, and the chic place under most serious consideration as I write this is also on St-Jacques.
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Your kid is not wrong, there has been a slow but steady improvement in the activities offered on that street, however, I have walked down st-jacques a few times this spring and I can say that at night the street is mostly empty and extremely darkly lit. The sidewalks are old and tiny and there's a real sense of darkness on the street.
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I really do believe that St-Jacques is the most under-used / under-appreciated street in the country.
A full repave / revamp of the street should be the bare minimum. It's got so much potential.
The street has been repaved not that long ago. I doubt they plan a full revamp soon.
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Part III: May 2022


A Day in May_01 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr


A Day in May_02 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr


A Day in May_04 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr


A Day in May_05 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr


A Day in May_07 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr


A Day in May_06 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr


A Day in May_08 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr


A Day in May_10 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr


A Day in May_11 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr


A Day in May_15 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr


A Day in May_17 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr


A Day in May_18 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr


A Day in May_19 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr


A Day in May_20 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr


A Day in May_21 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr


A Day in May_22 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr


A Day in May_23 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr


A Day in May_24 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr


A Day in May_25 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr


A Day in May_26 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr


A Day in May_27 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr


A Day in May_27 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr


A Day in May_28 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr


A Day in May by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr


A Day in May_29 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr


A Day in May_30 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr


A Day in May_31 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr


A Day in May_32 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr


A Day in May_33 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr


A Day in May_34 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr


A Day in May_35 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr


A Day in May_36 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr


A Day in May_37 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr


A Day in May_39 by Foofoo MacShoe, on Flickr
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