I don’t know who designed all of these, but I certainly am in awe of either the drugs they took or how they were able to make something so mundane so cool. Apologies in advance, I didn’t write down any addresses.
Why three semi-circles?
Dead-on-balls-accurate art deco with a capital a.
Some sort of gliders perhaps? And if they’re curved, why so angular?
This one is just kind of graceful.
Telescoping tunnel effect through the vegetation in Westmount.
A more refined and demure glider effect.
This one was just so awesome I had to take its picture twice.
What’s up with the plexiglass bubble?
This is just so cute I want to go up and hug it.
I think whoever designed it couldn’t make up their mind, and decided to try both styles at the same time.
Man the way those arches punch through the awning reminds me of some kind of alien space ship or something.
This one I don’t understand. Saw-tooth?
Another tiny and cute entrance.
A less threatening saw-tooth.
All fine and dandy until you realize that it is on a 45 degree angle to the street.
Mirror, mirror. Did the architect only get paid half of what they thought the project was worth?
A truncated glider awning, in brown.
These next three apartment buildings all are the same on paper, but someone had fun dressing them up so that they look different.
And the third.
Where, why and how they figured out this one I have no idea.
You’d figure that the lights would be all lined up properly instead of following the ceiling line.
A two-step awning with two pillars.
A different two-step awning.
Anticipating the style in hat brims by some 40 or 50 years.
A nice sloping dome effect.
A rare reverse curve.
OK, maybe not so rare.
Bet you dollars to doughnuts this was built in 1967.
Make me think of the hand motions of a very excited eight year-old girl.
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OMG! Photo #9! 175 Sherbrooke East! I had a practitioner teaching criminal procedure at McGill many years ago who told us that this building had, for some reason, provided him with more clients than any other in town.
I wonder what is going on beyond the awning?!
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