One of the funky, futuristic street lamps at the Place des festivals in downtown Montreal. Quartier des spectacles is the place to go for entertainment in Montreal. With more than 30 concert rooms, dozens of art galleries and a great contemporary art museum it’s the city’s cultural center.
Right in the middle of the entertainment district, the Place des festivals was developed in 2009 in order to accommodate many of the city’s large-scale festivals (the Jazz fest, Francofolies, Just for Laughs). It is easy to spot because of its’ clean, modern architecture and oddly shaped lamp posts. Those humongous structures have been very useful to my friends and I as meeting spots during big concert events!
Those of you who have been following this blog for a while know that in the fall of 2009, I spent one semester abroad, studying in the south of France.
In terms of school, it was a terrible experience. You can read a bit about it here if you’d like to know my thoughts on Nice Sophia-Antipolis University (or at least, the INFOCOM program).
However, the (nearly constant) blue skies and beautiful coasts adorned with adorable houses and gorgeous flora made it all worth it.
Over the years, water has been a very inspiring subject in photography for me. Here is a selection of pictures from my collection:
These first two were taken on a short trip to Boston in 2010. It was in August and we did had done a lot of walking so when the rain forced us to stay in for one afternoon, we took it as a chance to chill out at our hotel. As my boyfriend sat in bed, napping, I took my camera out in order to capture the city’s peaceful beauty as seen through our room’s window.
The next few are details of fountains, taken during trips to Europe. The first two are from the Dali Museum in Figueres, Spain. The second pair were taken in Paris.
Bodies of water. This reflection of lights in the water was taken at Boston Wharf. The following picture was captured in Venice.
Water and nature. After a short bout of rain, my Breton friend Sarah and I went for a walk in her grandmother’s garden. All the flowers and plants were covered in lovely, delicate drops of water.
This last one is more abstract. It was taken at the Venice Art Biennale in 2007.