Montreal on Film

June 08, 2022

In the summer of 2021 I went to Montreal with my good friend Sammy.

(Check out Sammy's email, podcast and Twitter feed for all kinds of pop culture goodness.)

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Montreal is home to the Just For Laughs festival (see image above), the Montreal Jazz Festival, and hundreds of other cultural events in the summer - nevermind all that happens there in other seasons.

I previously published a blog Bikes of Montreal from that trip.

Wheels and Hearts

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In this post I will share my favourite film photos of Montreal.

St. Christophe Street Mural

Wall2Wall Montreal has a great collection of this artist's work.

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Sammy & I both like tea, so naturally we went by Camellia Sinensis in the Villeray neighbourhood.

Good to the Last Drop

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Here's an alternate take on a scene I shared in my Bikes of Montreal blog post.

Guardian of the Bike

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Seeing Old Montreal was essential...

Le Grand Roue de Montreal

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Le Petit Dep

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Old Montreal Love

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We enjoyed exploring the Plateau neighbourhood...

Restaurant Le Fameux

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Salades

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Hadio 514

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A Bargain Find ;)

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Paul's Boutique

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Restaurant Mont-Royal

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J. Omer Roy - a vintage sign that locals fought to preserve

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It's Been A While

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We did the requisite line-up for a lunch at Chez Schwartz's...

Chez Schwartz's

(Yes that's My Pal Sammy raising his arms in victory. We finally made it!)

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Let's go to black and white now. All on Kosmo Foto Mono 100 filnm with my Konica Auto S3.

Me in front of the wonderful hat store, Henri Henri!

I'm wearing a shirt by Montreal artist PLB.

Just as they do in Toronto, Montreal bikes have a way of disassembling themselves...

Streets of Verdun

Candles inside Notre Dame des Sept Douleurs Catholic Church in Verdun

 

Out for a Walk

In front of Notre Dame Basilica in Old Montreal

Art by French artists 123KLAN made in connection with the annual Under Pressure graffiti festival

 

Statue of Mother Émelie Gamelin by Raoul Hunter in the Berri Subway Station

(Fencing was around the statue due to repair work taking place.)

LKVM Studio

We were fortunate to meet these two talented artists who graciously invited us in

to their home and shared their work with us. Pay them a visit when you are in Montreal!

 

 

I'm Your Man

A mural of the great Leonard Cohen based on a photo by his daughter Lorca Cohen.

Cohen has a way of showing up in Montreal

Visit this link for more on this wonderful mural by Kevin Ledo

Visit this link for more on Cohen, Jewish history and food (and a brief mention of this mural) in Montreal

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Montreal

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Poutine Lafleur

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I tried my hand at a few double exposures...

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I met Fethy, who allowed me to take his portrait...

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One of the friendly staff at Henri Henri

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Lions in Winter

Books being given away on the street

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Henry Birks

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Vert Bahamas

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Justice Needs a Bath

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And there's Sammy - a few steps closer to securing us lunch!

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À plus tard!

P.S. Click here to see my Bikes of Montreal post

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Thanks for looking!


Culture Snap Photography features the work of Toronto-based photographer Henry VanderSpek. Henry specializes in documenting the work of local and international non-profit organizations, special events, live music, street and art photography. To hire Henry for an assignment, please click here to get in touch.
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