Montréal, Photo Essay Some interesting buildings around Montreal July 9, 2012 zeke 2 Comments Howdy! Some of the better designed buildings I’ve come across recently. Apologies for the lack of addresses. In Côte-des-Neiges On Côte-des-Neiges Downtown Park Ex Park Ave McGill Ghetto The Plateau The Plateau The Plateau Downtown Hochelaga-Maisonneuve Ontario Street Saint André Saint Christophe Terrace Saint Denis Henri Julien Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading...
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Two of your selections (not clear if they are liked) show use of the terrible white brick that was prevalent in the 1960’s: usually the province of duplexes in LaSalle and St. Leonard, some of it migrated to the centre of the city and was used on apartment houses, sometimes highrise. The material looks dirty before it is even installed, glares out between greystones and more sedate red and brown brick, and generally imparts an air of tacky mauvais goût. It also tempts the owners to use patterns and to vary the colours, as in your Plateau example. Ugh. In fairness, though, it also is distinctive of Montréal, since my travels have not uncovered any other places where white brick was used with such gusto.
They aren’t linked, but in small doses they can be entertaining.
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