Montreal::Montréal, Québec, Canada::
Biosphere #2::Montréal, Québec, Canada::
Biosphere #2
Biosphere #3::Montréal, Québec, Canada::
Biosphere #3

This metropolis illustrates the different stages of city’s evolution. Its oldest part located on St. Lawrence River bank and called Vieux-Montréal is a network of narrow old streets. Downtown in nearby location is a business center with many glass office buildings. Generally, Montréal - the capital city of province of Quebéc in Canada - is dominated by boring flat-roofed neighborhoods. For American tourists this town has so-called European charm, but for other travelers this is just another North American city.

1976 Olympic Stadium::Montréal, Québec, Canada::
1976 Olympic Stadium
La Maison, Vieux-Montréal::Montréal, Québec, Canada::
La Maison, Vieux-Montréal
Basilique Notre-Dame::Montréal, Québec, Canada::
Basilique Notre-Dame
Entrance to Basilique Notre-Dame::Montréal, Québec, Canada::
Entrance to Basilique Notre-Dame

Basilique Notre-Dame built in the first half of 19th century is a true masterpiece of Gothic Revival architecture. It should be seen not as a replica of a European cathedral, but rather as neoclassical structure characteristic of Industrial Revolution in North American continent.

© 2002 Maciej Swulinski