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July 6, 2015: Balconville

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Avenue Clanranald, Snowdon

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 Lachine Canal, Saint-Henri

During a visit to my dentist, the hygienist confided how much she was looking forward to her Balconville holiday. As a Montrealer, I knew immediately where she would be spending time away from work.  

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Avenue Bernard, Outremont

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Marché Atwater

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Avenue du Parc, Le Plateau Mont-Royal

 

A groundbreaking bilingual play by David Fennario that debuted in 1979, Balconville focuses on six families and their summer on the balconies of working-class Pointe-Sainte-Charles. The protagonists never shy away from the politics of language while arguing, philosophizing and dreaming of better times ahead. Today, the term describes spending the summer at home, a destination that, in this unsettled economy, appears to be growing in popularity not only in Montreal, but across the country.   

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Parc Jeanne-Mance, Le Plateau Mont-Royal

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Quartier des spectacles

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Quartier des spectacles

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Avenue du Parc, Le Plateau Mont-Royal

 

For those of you in the ROC, keep in mind that capturing the spirit of Balconville involves more than seeking out tourist destinations in your hometown. It’s about taking a fresh look at the familiar and recognizing what makes it special,

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Lachine Canal, Pointe-Sainte-Charles

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Orange Julep, Boulevard Décarie

letting others battle traffic while you relax in a café debating hot topics with strangers, people watching, learning the names of the dogs on your block, 

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Boulevard Mont-Royal, Le Plateau Mont-Royal

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Quartier des spectacles

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Avenue Bernard, Outremont

and appreciating that life just beyond your own front door is probably the envy of much of the world.

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Avenue Clanranald, Snowdon

 

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In a recent collaboration with the Art For Healing Foundation, digital files were uploaded to a production facility that output seven, large-format prints on acrylic sheets for the Centre Gertrude-Lafrance retirement home in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC. 

 

Alongside our gallery of fine, inkjet prints, Carey Management Philanthropy Photos can now make available digital files of our photographs, providing greater flexibility for using images to raise the profile of a cause that is near and dear to you.  

 

 

Always looking forward to your comments.

 

daniel@careymgmt-philanthropyphotos.com

 

The Parting Shot: 

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Saint-Anicet, QC

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