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Rue Saint Jacques/Saint Jean Hotel Montreal               .About the Subject: Old Montreal (Vieux, Montréal) has a wealth of highly ornate, historical architecture and detail. Narrow, congested streets make photography challenging. ..About the Photo: Layers of detailed stonework, windows and designs are accentuated here with dramatic awnings and punctuated by an incongruous 'No Parking' sign. Strong vertical lines, including those of a second, brick, building give a sense of substance and mass while the orange and black diagonal provides drama. Shot from across the street in order to maintain perspective and, at the same time, capture the rows of repetitive elements.