I took this one last Summer. Here in Montreal, we have loads of older buildings. many are hard to see from the street, as the owners have often resurfaced the street-fronts. However, find your way down alleyways, and into backlot parking spaces, and you’ll find the abundance of Victorian architecture that shines around our fair city. These windows and walls are in an alleyway that sits behind the library building at Concordia University. I’ve been in it once to help a fellow student get some of her equipment for a teaching lesson we were doing. It is currently being rented out to circus students by the church that fronts this building on Ste-Catherine’s street. It’s filled with beautiful dance studios and the attractive acrobats using them. If you deconstruct the different components: lintels, roof, flashing, window-grates, concrete window frames, etc… you can trace the history of design choices that pepper the whole city over the last several decades. The sun only catches these windows around mid-day now and allows us a glimpse at our history.

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