Luong Pham's photos with the Montreal

Doorways at Roy E. & Coloniale in 1981

Doorways at Roy E. & Coloniale in 1981
In the early 1980s, my girlfriend and I, being poor university workers, were sharing a small apartment in Montreal's Latin Quarter. One Saturday morning we decided to walk over to the old Waldman's Fish Market to get something for dinner. On the way, af…
Added on June 27, 2013

New Orleans Pearls in the Night Sky

New Orleans Pearls in the Night Sky
Like almost every other years, I was able to attend only a few concerts of the Montreal Jazz Fest this year. On the night of July 8th, I went to see Bryan Lee, a blues musician of the New Orleans scene. As I looked up at the strings of little overhead l…
Added on July 24, 2009

Café Prague

Café Prague
This morning, in a fit of nostalgia driven by the sight of young university students biking around under the crisp-air Sun of early September, I decided to drop into a recently opened café in an old part of Montréal ... spending a few hours to reminisce o…
Added on September 12, 2011

Café Sans Toi

Café Sans Toi
I showed up at my favourite café quite early one recent morning -- when they just turned the upturned chairs of the night before right-side-up. (It was a bright but quite nippy morning so I quickly grabbed the winter mitts that hadn't been yet put away.)…
Added on May 18, 2012

Snow Storm of 2012

Snow Storm of 2012
On the 27th of December a storm visited us and left 46 cm of snow as a gift!

"Mon pays, ce n'est pas un pays, c'est l'hiver
"Mon jardin ce n'est pas un jardin, c'est..." ...aussi l'hiver!
Added on December 27, 2012

The Snowdon one Snowy Evening

The Snowdon one Snowy Evening
I snapped this through the widow of a friend's car while we're waiting for another friend to close up his shop. The clock was about to strike 5:00 pm when it started to snow, so instead of rushing him and having to face the traffic, we sat in the car and…
Added on February 18, 2009

I'm a Tree

I'm a Tree
Irony of all ironies: this huge mural of an environmental symbol is right next to a gas station!
Added on May 15, 2013

I'm a Cat...

I'm a Cat...
... and the city's back alleys are but just parts of my domain.
Added on April 29, 2013

The St. James United

The St. James United
It's hard to believe but this Gothic Revival structure on one of the more famous streets in downtown Montreal, the St. James United Church on Ste. Catherine Street, was completely hidden behind a commercial building for almost 80 years, from 1927 to 2005…
Added on September  1, 2012

Mural on The Main

Mural on The Main
I had lunch with a friend about a month ago. After saying goodbye to her, I walked down on St-Laurent Blvd., toward the old Continental-European immigrant part of town, to look for a gasket for my stove-top espresso maker. At a corner, this mural and th…
Added on May 16, 2012

Perspective

Perspective
A built-in Montreal Metro's bench, tipped over for effects.

(See the very same bench here)
Added on February  3, 2010

Still Crazy...

Still Crazy...
Hélène let me kiss her while we sat on one of those benches (I forget which one) waiting for the out-bound train. And that was almost 40 years ago when we were just two kids crazy about each other...

(Paul Simon singing "Still Crazy After All These Year…
Added on October 26, 2009

Inside the Mother Ship

Inside the Mother Ship
The lighting system and the well-buffed escalator inside the Édouard-Montpetit station of Montreal Métro system, when under-exposed during a less-crowded hour of the weekend, creates an atmosphere like that of a huge Sci-Fi spaceship to me.
Added on October 10, 2009

Castle & Rook

Castle & Rook
The shapes of these triplexes and, particularly, that of the bright white balcony somehow remind me of chess pieces.
Added on September 23, 2009

Window Shop

Window Shop
Find the trendiest shopping part of your city (trendy is not always touristy), wait til the wee hours of the night then go there with your camera. You'll find most of the shops' displays take on different forms and colours under the night lighting.
Added on June 27, 2009

Blue Brasil

Blue Brasil
I came home from a long day, and a much longer week. There was a fresh coat of snow on the ground and a bluest blue colour was descending on the street. I snapped this picture as the song "Aquarela do Brasil" (aka "Brazil" in English), sung by Elis Regi…
Added on February 20, 2009

Les patineurs sur Lac aux Castor

Les patineurs sur Lac aux Castor
Sunday afternoon skaters on the frozen Lac aux Castor (or Beaver Lake, actually a largish man-made pond) up Mount Royal. (Despite its name and the fact that almost every native Montrealers calls it "The Mountain", Mount Royal is just a hill that barely t…
Added on February  2, 2009

Snow & Shadows

Snow & Shadows
A scene that is so Montreal: snowy, sunny, blisteringly cold yet the stairs are outside and treacherously spiral!

I deliberately overexposed to convey the bleakness of the winter-y scene. Sharp eyes should be able to notice a clothes line at the lower-…
Added on January 14, 2009