Exhibition The thousand faces of Mount Royal: Olmsted, the visionary

Ongoing

Les Amis  de la montagne presents a selection of images chosen from some 3,000 photos  taken by more than 700 mountain-loving professional and amateur photographers. 

Exhibition The thousand faces of Mount Royal: Olmsted, the visionary

Photography is an effective means to capture the natural and built heritage of  Mount Royal, a territory of many faces. With its three summits, the mountain  is home to neighbourhoods, founding institutions, cemeteries and many  parks including the magnificent Mount Royal Park, a green space spanning  200 hectares of awe-inspiring fauna and flora. 

The exhibition draws a clear parallel between the designer's vision for Mount Royal Park and the way the park's visitors and users see it. All the photographs clearly show Olmsted's intent, whether they were taken long ago by famed photographer William Notman or posted more recently on Instagram.

For 30 years, Les amis de la montagne has been protecting and improving  Mount Royal through environmental education and community involvement.  This exhibition is an ode to the mountain and to the photographers who trained  their lenses on it. 

Enjoy!

 

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