Thursday, February 26, 2009

Day 57: Winter


Day 57: Winter, originally uploaded by susanvg.


One of Montreal's features is the mountain in the centre of the city. Many would dispute its qualification as a mountain (height 211 m or 692 ft), but it does contribute to Montreal's skyline. It has three peaks, the main one sporting a newly refurbished cross, reminiscent of the cross planted by Jacques Cartier in the 1500s. The top of the mountain is green space. This photograph was taken on the edge of the park - an outcrop of rock that meets city streets. Melting snow trickles down leaving icy fingers that grip the rocks. The mountain is a refuge for both animals and people - a place to get away from the city in the centre of the city.

2 comments:

  1. The textures in this are fantastic! Such a yummy picture.

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  2. How nice to have this refuge right in the middle of the city. Great shot of the ice.

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