Urban Forest (Public Installation) — Montreal

Continuing with the nature and the city discussion, here are some photos recently taken on a trip to Montreal of the Urban Forest outside the city’s McCord Museum.

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More information is available through links found here, visually intriguing in person for sure, and the museum itself has much to offer.

Nineteenth-century Montreal thru images

“The splendour and misery of urban life”
Michèle Dagenais, Université de Montréal

[What makes this brief video stand out is the inclusion of original black-and-white 19th-century images…]

At the end of the 19th century urbanization intensified. Cities and their factories were drawing people from the countryside like magnets: the land could no longer support all of them. In addition, immigrants were pouring into Canada from all over, hoping to start a new life….