Friday, September 2, 2016

Evening And The Macdonald Building

Last month I showed you a series from Parliament Hill on the Fortissimo event. When I was leaving the Hill, the lights of the Sir John A. Macdonald Building caught my eye. This is a former main branch of the Bank of Montreal that has been taken over by the federal government and converted into a reception space. Opened in 1930, it is designed in the Beaux-Arts style. I have shown it previously, and it featured in the background of some of my recent shots from Buskerfest. Set between Wellington Street on the north side and Sparks Street on the south side, it is named for our first prime minister. I missed getting in here during Doors Open weekend, but loved the way it looked in evening light.

33 comments:

  1. I love the light in these photos!

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  2. At first I thought you were talking McD but did not believe you would stoop that low. Nice night shots

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  3. The evening lights offers its reward. Nice photos!

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  4. i enjoy the glows. very cool. blurry even. way awesome! ( ;

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  5. True, William, it looks great this way.

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  6. @Linda: thanks!

    @Bill: close to the same spelling, but a McD in this place would be a travesty!

    @Bill: thank you!

    @Beth: thanks!

    @Marleen: and I have another one tomorrow.

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  7. great building, i love the windows!

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  8. wow it does look great in the evening light. good capture.
    MB

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  9. Some beautiful night shots of that beautiful building. This is the time of day that digital photography really shines!

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  10. @Tanya: I'd love to get inside. Hopefully next year for Doors Open it's available again.

    @Norma: it really does.

    @Halcyon: indeed.

    @MB: thank you!

    @Nancy: I agree!

    @Karl: it is a beauty.

    @Lowell: the light was just right.

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  11. Yes, they had a good eye for light in this one and you saw it.

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  12. Beautiful night view! I love how you captured those lights!

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  13. That building is lit up beautifully.

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  14. I like the architectural style of this building William, looks fab lit up at night, excellent detail shots here.

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  15. It looks quite magical in that first shot!

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  16. Grand looking building, especially at night.

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  17. You have some really impressive buildings in your city! Nice evening shots.
    HAPPY WEEKEND!

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  18. @Red: it's a very photogenic building. As I understand it the bank's just one part of the building, and it's linked up to the more modern portion beside it.

    @Tamago: thank you!

    @Sharon: the lighting technique brings out the best in it.

    @Grace: thank you!

    @RedPat: it does indeed.

    @Revrunner: yes, it is.

    @Gunn: thanks!

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  19. It presents a different mood with the different lighting.

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  20. Great looking building, love the night time shots.

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  21. Very pretty! How nice that a beautiful building like this is kept in great condition. I wonder if the hoi polloi are ever allowed in for events.

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  22. Nice job capturing the lights! Fun to see this.

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  23. @Tex: thanks!

    @Mari: it does, yes.

    @Furry Gnome: it is!

    @Denise: thanks!

    @Kay: as far as I know for certain, just Doors Open, but that might not be the only case.

    @Linda: thanks!

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