A trip down Memory Lane

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  1. AIRIC

    AIRIC TPF Noob!

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    This weekend I decided to take my father back to Verdun in Montreal where he grew up. He turned 80 two weeks ago and is still in very good health. He has been like a little kid reminiscing about the old days and just having a blast. I even stumbled across a bookstore that had a book on the history of Verdun so he will have some reading to do. The weather has not stopped raining since we crossed the Quebec border but our spirits could not be better on this journey back in time.

    My father in front of the house he grew up in on 1st Avenue
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    He remembers playing in this spot as a kid
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    The architecture in Montréal is a photographers dream
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    My grandfather worked for 40 years in this building for the Northern Electric Company
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    Graffiti is everywhere
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    A view from Mount Royal. This is the kind of weather we have had and will continue to have for the rest of the trip
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    The best I could do for local wildlife, a groundhog.
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    Thanks for looking,

    Eric
     
  2. Chase

    Chase I am now benign! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Great series and what a great time to have. He really looks happy going back through the old stomping ground. Looking forward to seeing more!
     
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    I am a big nostalgia fan so I really really liked the shots and the occassion.
     
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    Very cool stuff, that must have been great fun for both of you. Nice captures here.
     
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    How wonderful that you could make this trip together! :heart: Very special pictures for a very special outing.

    Love it. Hope to see more! :)
     
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    Wow I love everything about this series :) You have great shots AND a great story. Can't ever go wrong there :mrgreen:
     
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    I very much enjoy seeing the photos you take with your father (whether he is in them or not), there is always that special 'connection' when one hears the history behind them. Makes me want to go to Montreal again.
     
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    AIRIC TPF Noob!

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    Thanks everyone. My dad is on his 6th roll of film. No way this guy is going digital. He loves steam engines so today we are off to the Canadian Railway Museum in Delson. To our surorise it is sunny at 6:30 am so off we go to catch some rays.

    Eric
     
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    Excellent shots Airic. Nicely done man.
     
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    JonK I want MORE!!

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    cool shots airic...remind me of the time i lived in montreal...great city.:)
     
  11. Jeff Jarboe

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    Are we going to see some of them soon
     
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    Even though I don't know your dad, I think he's awesome. As someone else said up there, photos from you and your dad are great to look at :)
     

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