Saturday, May 16, 2009

Day 135: Marché Bonsecours

Day 135: Marché Bonsecours, originally uploaded by susanvg.

This beautiful building was built in 1847 as a market. Situated next to the port and in the centre of the old part of the city, it was the perfect spot for trade and commerce. It has served many functions and is now a centre for local art, handicrafts and restaurants.

There is a large room on the top floor. As part of the Montreal Baroque Festival, I attended a concert which concluded with an opportunity to learn some baroque dances. What a fitting place for this event!

Below you can find two more views (from other side) of this heritage structure. Learn more about Bonsecours Market here

Marché Bonsecours at nightNight shot taken from St. Paul Street

Marché BonsecoursDaytime - taken from St. Paul Street

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