Thursday, December 31, 2009

Day 364: The Forum


Day 365: The Forum, originally uploaded by susanvg.

Once the home of the famed "Canadiens" the old Montreal forum has been transformed. It houses a multiplex movie theatre, shops, restaurants and sports bars. Little remains of the original structure. Scattered here and there are some of the original seats reminding us of what was once there.

So much of our past has been torn down to make way for the new. It is nice when buildings are put to new uses. This is not one of the more successful transformations as there is not much to remind us of what was here before. The exterior is changed as has the interior. No echoes of its former glory; I find this new rendition soul-less.

2 comments:

  1. Oh, Susan! You've done it! Congratulations on your year of stories and photos. I've so enjoyed visiting you and getting to know your city and you from your posts. I'll miss your short stories! I hope you decide to keep blogging. Meanwhile, Happy 2010 to you and your Family. You deserve a break!

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  2. I wonder too about the new vs. the old. One more day to go...are you celebrating your year in photos? Creating a book?
    Bonnie

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