Category Archives: Urban Exploration

National Breweries Limited

Built in 1930, pictures from 2006 as we were trying to get into the Dow brewery, we walked by and tried the door, by chance it was open.

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More history can be found here. www.explorationurbaine.ca

Canada Malting: Obsolescence

Here is the flyer for the Obsolescence installation in 2005 at the Canada Malting Plant. This installation featured lights at the top of the malting silos that would light up every few minutes, designed by Axel Morgenthaler it lasted for about a month.

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Obsolescence (page 2 of 2)

For the people who missed this, heres a link to a video on youtube. The comments are pretty funny.

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Montreal From the Mountain, Notman Archives

Here are some pictures from the Notman & Sons collection of what one would see looking at Montreal from mount royal.

VIEW OF THE CITY OF MONTREAL, FROM THE MOUNTAIN 1850-1885
Engraving | VIEW OF THE CITY OF MONTREAL, FROM THE MOUNTAIN. | M7486

Montreal from Mount Royal, QC, 1865
Photograph | Montreal from Mount Royal, QC, 1865 | N-0000.268.19

View from mount royal 1890
Photograph | View from Mount Royal, Montreal, QC, about 1890 | VIEW-2396

Montreal from Mount Royal, QC, 1911
Photograph | Montreal from Mount Royal, QC, 1911 (?) | VIEW-4886

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Then And Now, Notman Archives

Here are two pictures of Montreal taken in the 1800’s with a modern picture taken at the exact location. Since 2000 some stuff has changed, it would be nice to go out and get the same pictures today.

Harbour from Notre-Dame Church, looking east, Montreal, QC, 1863
Photograph | Harbour from Notre-Dame Church, looking east, Montreal, QC, 1863 | I-8413


View from Notre-Dame Basilica, looking east, Montreal, QC, 2000.

Photograph | View from Notre-Dame Basilica, looking east, Montreal, QC, 2000. After Notman (I-8413) | M2001.60.31


View of the harbour, looking east, Montreal, QC, 1884

Photograph | View of the harbour, looking east, Montreal, QC, 1884 | VIEW-1332

View of the harbour, looking east from the Pointe-à-Callière Museum, Montreal, QC, 2000
Photograph | View of the harbour, looking east from the Pointe-à-Callière Museum, Montreal, QC, 2000. After Notman (VIEW-1332) | M2001.60.4

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Jenkins Valve St-Henri

Photos taken from Societe historique de saint-henri’s Page Vivre en ville . LINK

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The factory.


A while ago. I never posted this. More to come!
This place still had electricity, tools and everything!

Merry X-Mas

Abandoned mine site. Tethford Mines Quebec (circa. 2006)