a sunny May 7th in Montreal

Montreal General Hospital, September 1962 from top of Mount Royal

Toronto. I probably took the photo at left with an Exakta VXIIa. September 1962 was just before classes began for my third year university program. The walk up to the Mount Royal observation area was an invigorating climb up the stairs at the top of Crescent Street.

I enjoyed the view and warm weather up there. You may be able to spot the Super Constellation aircraft against the clouds, above and just to the right of the Montreal General Hospital which was just off Côte-des-Neiges Road (Snow side).

These memories were prompted by a note from Sol Hadef announcing the spring edition of his ‘Montreal Cameral Show‘ in Montreal’s west end.

Sol summarizes his May 7, 2023 event as follows :

“Sunday, May 7th, 2023 from 10am to 3pm at the Marriott Courtyard Montreal Airport, 7000 Pl. Robert Joncas, Montreal (opposite Ikea)

“Buy, sell, trade, everything photographic; digital and film cameras, lenses, accessories, flash, drones, cine, video, studio gear and much more.

“Visitors pay 7$ at the door. – Tables are $75 (reservations required)”

You can see the show posters here in French or here in English. Also the posters (and rules for exhibitors) are now up on the Rangefinder website. Come on down to Montreal, and enjoy the great weather in May and the city’s charm – remember, it is the LARGEST French speaking city outside France!

Note: The post title is a riff on the 1967 song, “Rainy Night in Georgia” as sung here by the late Brook Benton.

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