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Montreal, Quebec, Canada City Skyline Panoramic Picture - Twilight

Montreal, Quebec, Canada City Skyline Panoramic Picture - Twilight

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This panoramic photograph of Montréal was taken by James Blakeway. It features a beautiful twilight image of downtown Montréal as seen looking across the St. Lawrence River. Montréal is located on an island at the junction of the Ottawa and St. Lawrence Rivers and is the economic and cultural heart of the largely French-speaking province of Québec. The tallest building, with its triangular-shaped roof, is 1000 rue de la Gauchetiére. The area along the river on the right is known as Old Montréal. It retains its historic character with the largest concentration of 17th, 18th and 19th Century buildings in North America. In the distance is Mount Royal (originally French Mont Réal), the hill after which the city is named.
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Montreal, Quebec Skyline Pictures

Montreal is the largest city in Quebec and second-largest in Canada. With a metro area home to 3.8 million residents, Montreal photos show an expansive skyline touted as a UNESCO City of Design and Canada's cultural capital.

Covering most of the Island of Montreal, the city is strategically placed at the union of the St. Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers, which gave an ease of transportation to the region that developed Montreal we know today. The opening of the Lachine Canal was an especially important construction that aided in development of the city, and later completion of the Victoria Bridge transformed Montreal into a major rail hub. The area of Old Montreal along the St. Lawrence River is one of the most historic destinations for tourists, and contains a conglomeration of architectural styles spanning the 1600s - 1800s.

The tallest building seen in Montreal skyline panoramas is 1000 rue de la Gauchetiére, a skyscraper reaching 673 feet in height. It has an easily-recognizable triangular-shaped copper roof and is arguably the best example of postmodern architecture in the city.

Montreal skyline panoramas reflect a city with great historic and architectural interest, with 50 National Historic Sites of Canada located within its borders - more than any other Canadian locale. As one of the design capitals of the world, there are a number of great sites to see that are sure to draw interest into planning a future visit.

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