Monday, April 7, 2014

Walking in the Old Port

Towards the Jacques Cartier Bridge

Walking in the Old Port
I watched videos in an app
Telling stories of the port
From past to present


Bonsecours Market

Looking through the layers
of history
Seeing the changes
Imagining


On de la Commune

Traces of the past
Words on a building
New uses for old places
Constant change

Old Grain Elevators

Former glory now tarnished
Once a major hub
When ships were king
Now rust sets in


Office of the Port

Still a port
Ships sail into the seaway
Then far into the great lakes
It still connects to other lands

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Now too a place for walking
cycling skating learning
fishing boating
New uses for old places

It lives again

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Photos:
1: Looking towards the clock tower and the Jacques Cartier Bridge
2. Marché Bonsecours - once an actual market, now filled with shops with Quebec merchandise
3. Once warehouses for the goods that arrived in the port. Shop fronts were on the street behind
4. Grain elevators - no longer in use. With the opening of the seaway in the early 1950s the loading of grain onto ships moved further inland closer to where the grain was grown.
5. Harbour Commision Building built 1874-78
6. Ship in the harbour

Old Port app

Old Port Wintering app

Old Port site


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