Double Exposure: Vieux-Montreal

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Adventures in an Abandoned Car Park

Abandoned Car Park (35)Back in September me and Zara went to the abandoned car park that is on Av du Parc and Avenue Van Horne here in Montreal so she could try out spray painting for the first time instead of her usual painting. We found out as soon as we arrived that the place wasn’t so abandoned when we stumbled into a cleaning crew that was sweeping the place out as it’s to be demolished soon (or might have already). We smiled at them and continued to one of the upper floors and they didn’t bug us at all which was great (we did have an encounter later on with a homeless guy who was wandering around the lower floors muttering to himself). Here is the start of our afternoon…

Abandoned Car Park (3)Abandoned Car Park (2)When we arrived at the car park the first thing we stumped upon was this piece of sculpture made with spray paint cans. I love this piece so much.

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Abandoned Car Park (5)After searching all the various floors to find the perfect location we settled at this one spot and Zara setup all her cans and the cupcakes she brought with her. I went around taking photos of all the graffiti while she worked away.

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Abandoned Car Park (22) Abandoned Car Park (23)Sorry I can’t show you more of what she was working on. She wasn’t happy with the results although I thought her piece looked amazing and reminded me very much of her other paintings. Understand first attempts aren’t really for the anyone else except the artist.

Abandoned Car Park (1)Abandoned Car Park (20) Abandoned Car Park (24) Abandoned Car Park (33)The one thing I love about this building is the various views from the windows – it’s just such a cool effect and the 360 degree view of the neighbourhood.

Abandoned Car Park (30) Abandoned Car Park (27)A shot of my coconut cupcake which I enjoyed after doing my own bit of graffiti, can’t draw to save my life but I played around to kill time. Was quiet pleased with my squid people, better than a stick figure at least?

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Canada Malting Silos, Montreal

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Last weekend me and Victor went to explore the Canada Malting Silos building that is located on the Lachine Canal. We were checking it out to see if we could gain entrance to the abandoned silos. Sadly we weren’t able to find a way of getting in. I was able to grab photos of the exterior, and thought I’d share. We had a peek inside the building through the cracks of some of the welded up holes and it has now made me even more determined than before to get inside. There has also been news this year that the building may get torn down by its current owner and converted into condos so time is of the essence. I’ve always had a love for abandoned buildings, I just love that creepy sense of time gone past and the old machinery just left behind. Hope to find more places to explore. There are definitely a lot of abandoned buildings in Montreal, getting access is always the trick. If you want to see photos taken from inside check out this blog, it’s so beautiful!

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