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Old Posted Oct 12, 2020, 3:00 PM
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Gorgeous pictures, Masoliantekw.
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Old Posted Oct 12, 2020, 3:14 PM
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Gorgeous pictures, Masoliantekw.
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Also, wow. Beautiful!

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I had to go to the hardware today, and rather than driving on the highway, I took the small country roads between my village and Trois-Rivières. Here are pictures of 3 of the villages I went through. It was a fine fall day.

Saint-Prosper-de-Champlain
I stopped by the rather impressive church place in the middle of the village. Except for a group of men on quads, I was alone.








Sainte-Geneviève-de-Batiscan
Sainte-Geneviève is a very quiet village located ont the shore of Batiscan river. I think that it once was a prosperous (and small) industrial centre. The old main street (first pic) still bears signs of a faded glory. While I was there, it turned noon and the church bells rang. I only saw 3 folks enter the temple. On the narrow streets of the old bourg, people were busy setting their gardens and homes for the upcoming winter. On some porch, an impressive number of cats were nonchalantly sunbathing.










Champlain
Finally, I had to stop in Champlain, a quaint village part of the "greater" Trois-Rivières area. It is beautifully located on the St. Lawrence river. Champlain is considered to be one of the most beautiful villages of the province. The wharf was almost empty. Leisure and fishing boats were left drying in the backyards, some already wrapped in their protective canvas.







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Old Posted Oct 12, 2020, 4:29 PM
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I find old towns and villages in Quebec surprisingly suburban in form.
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Old Posted Oct 12, 2020, 5:12 PM
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Quebec villages aren't urban at all. They're rural settlements that have grown out into a suburban mass, mostly.
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Old Posted Oct 12, 2020, 7:33 PM
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Old Posted Oct 12, 2020, 8:17 PM
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I find old towns and villages in Quebec surprisingly suburban in form.
I don't think that suburban is the appropriate term to describe the form of a typical quebecois village centre. The right term would be villageois in form: the scale and setbacks aren't suburban, the street grid is generally orthogonal (when there is a grid), and most of the St. Lawrence lowlands villages are designed around a central church place. I guess what you meant is that housing is detached (generally 1 floor and half), and that you wouldn't find this kind of denser row / commercial block that seems to be common in the towns of English Canada (I think about Ontario especially). The concept of suburban would also mean that these villages would have been developed in the shadow of some more important town or city - this wasn't the case. It simply is the french canadian way of building villages and small towns. If you are interested, you could do some street viewing in Verchères, Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu or Saint-Ours.

Oh, and beautiful pictures of Calgary (I have to stay on topic)!
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Small town Quebec is so pretty. Personally I find those towns a lot more charming than their counterparts in New England and Ontario.
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Thank you Masoliantekw and Chadillaccc for those beautiful sets. Fall is such a photogenic season. You took full advantage of that! Good for you and for us !
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of course Chad has to post a photo of him... lol
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Gorgeous shots Rico! You've got a goo eye. Do you use a specific editing program?
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Great selection of images. Especially this one.

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Montreal on Instagram - 2nd week of October 2020 - PART ONE

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Montreal on Instagram - 2nd week of October 2020 - PART ONE

https://www.instagram.com/p/CGTO9TnASQF/
Gotham-esque vibe right here. That Bell Centre cluster that didn't exist 10 years ago is shaping so many perspectives.
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My goodness.. the photos on this page by Masoliantekw, Chad and the Rico Instragrams.. are something else, thank you for sharing.

It just dawned on me (but I’m sure was obvious to Montrealers) that in it’s quite likely Montreal has the best skyline in Canada. Maybe not from a distance or in terms of size and mass.. but when viewed slightly zoomed in so different layers and sections can be seen - I don’t think anything else comes close in terms of beauty, variety, composition and balance. As much as I love Vancouver (in the summer) and it’s hard to beat it’s natural setting and city combo.. it just feels a bit flat and two dimensional in comparison. Of course it’s not a fair comparison with Vancouver being younger, but we are living in the here and now. With that being said, Toronto is of course mind blowing and overwhelming in its own right.
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My goodness.. the photos on this page by Masoliantekw, Chad and the Rico Instragrams.. are something else, thank you for sharing.

It just dawned on me (but I’m sure was obvious to Montrealers) that in it’s quite likely Montreal has the best skyline in Canada. Maybe not from a distance or in terms of size and mass.. but when viewed slightly zoomed in so different layers and sections can be seen - I don’t think anything else comes close in terms of beauty, variety, composition and balance. As much as I love Vancouver (in the summer) and it’s hard to beat it’s natural setting and city combo.. it just feels a bit flat and two dimensional in comparison. Of course it’s not a fair comparison with Vancouver being younger, but we are living in Rthe here and now. With that being said, Toronto is of course mind blowing and overwhelming in its own right.
I think it was Rico’s personal pics and it was MartinMtl who shared instagram pictures. But I agree, some high quality stuff on this page.
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