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The Colourful Doors of Square St-Louis
Often incorrectly called Carré St-Louis, the square and it’s surrounding Victorian architecture are considered iconic symbols of 19th century life of the well-to-do in Montréal.
Located on the southeastern edge of the borough of Plateau Mont Royal, the park itself is somewhat small: only three small city blocks long, by one block wide.
Aside from a fountain, a gazebo, and a few statues commemorating the famous french Canadian poets and writers who were at times residents of the area, the main attraction that draws in tourists regardless of the season is the homes that surround the square.
Area owners and residents have recognized the attraction of their neighbourhood and have taken steps to do justice to the attention these wonderful old building receive by maintaining and decorating them accordingly.
The doors, balconies, and windows are all lovingly maintained and painted with bright, vibrant, and noticeable colours that leave visitors understandably reaching for their cameras.
You’ll find very few neighbourhoods anywhere with such a variety of vibrant colours.
Several of these old two-story homes have been turned into Inns or B & B’s.
And many are still private residences that we simply admire.
I can only imagine the interior of most of these places with their 10 foot ceilings and original woodwork and mouldings.
I’ll have to go back in the summer to shoot some of these again just to compare how they look with trees full of leaves rather than surrounded by snow.
As always I thank you for looking.
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