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Olympic Stadium ~ Montreal by Joanne  Bradley
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Nikon D40, Nikkor 18-55mm lens

The Jardin Botanique, in Montreal Canada, is located right beside this infamous structure and I couldn’t help myself. I understand after a few years of closure that the elevator is now functioning again, so I plan a trip to the top in the fall. Haven’t been up there in years…

The Olympic Stadium (French: Stade olympique) is a multi-purpose stadium in Montreal, Quebec, Canada built as the main venue for the 1976 Summer Olympics. It subsequently became the home of Montreal’s professional baseball and Canadian football teams. Since the Montreal Expos relocated to Washington, D.C. in 2004 (and prior, the Montreal Alouettes second departure in 1997), the stadium has had no main tenant, and with a history of financial and structural problems, is largely seen as a white elephant. It currently serves as a 56,040-seat multipurpose facility for special events (e.g. concerts, trade shows) during non-winter months, and continues to serve as a venue for Grey Cup games hosted by the Montreal Alouettes. La tour de Montreal, the tower incorporated into the base of the stadium, is the tallest inclined tower in the world at 175 metres, and is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers.
-Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Featured in Unique Buildings of the World July 2010
Top Ten placement in the Buildings- Old and New challenge for the Nikon D40 group December 2009
Top Ten placement in The Best Shot of Public Building challenge for That One Great Shot group, October 2009
Featured in Architecture anbd Cityscapes group April 2009
Featured in Unique Buildings of The World group February 2009
Featured in the Architecture and Cityscapes photography group February 2009

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architecture, blue skies, canada, montreal, olympic stadium, skyscape, structure, treetops, white elephant

Comments

  • Mar Silva
    Mar Silvaalmost 6 years ago

    Woah- what an amzing building. I have never seen anything like this!
    And the sky is so pretty, too.

  • RLHall
    RLHallalmost 6 years ago

    Awesome structure and capture, Joanne! Can’t wait to see the pics you take from the top!

  • AnaCBStudio
    AnaCBStudioalmost 6 years ago

    Amazing structure…well captured Joanne!

  • hirst
    hirstalmost 6 years ago

    Well captured indeed, what an intereting structure!

  • clisue
    clisuealmost 6 years ago

    Think I have had too many tinnies. Lol. What an awesome structure. Great image.

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 6 years ago

    Great capture, beautiful angle

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 6 years ago

    Wonderful structure, good capture …

  • shallay
    shallayalmost 6 years ago

    Just for a minute there, I thought you’d made it to Beijing!
    Interesting information supplied – always thought they were white elephants after the show of shows, but your info is validation. Unbelievable incline to this thing – you’d expect it to fall.

  • Leslie Wood
    Leslie Woodalmost 6 years ago

    Great shot!!!

  • Marilyn Harris
    Marilyn Harrisalmost 6 years ago

    Wonderfully composed shot Joanne!! Thanks for that info – very interesting!!

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