Exploring Montreal: Blue Hour at Square Victoria – Financial District
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Created officially in 1860 and located in the heart of the financial Center and within walking distance of the old Montreal, the Square Victoria is one of the most beautiful squares of the city with its harmonious blend of old and new buildings.
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As you have read in my previous post, this type of location is perfect to shoot at the blue hour, because you have more than enough to shoot before the night falls.
Because it’s the tallest building and it looks a bit like a monolith, the “tour de la Bourse” skyscraper is definitively the most important landmark there:
At its feet and near the metro entrance, you will find a cute little flower shop:
If you venture a little to the north near the Hotel W, you will find beautiful water fountains and a Statue of the Queen Victoria (from 1872) and a classic Parisian Metro Entrance by Henri Guimard, offered by the city of Paris in the 1970s.
Then at the north end of the square, you will find a sculpture from Ju Ming called “Taichi Single Whip”. The two buildings at the background are the Bell and Banque Nationale towers and were built in the 1970s.
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