Guest Photo du Jour : 80 bus

For the next seven days, the Photo du jour will feature photos of Montreal from my brother Mike Erb, a student of photography at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design in Fredericton.  You can visit his photoblog at www.erbanphoto.com.

8 comments

  1. Until it becomes the even better Parc tramway… Often when I take it it is from Jean-Talon, so a long haul with nowhere to sit…

    Welcome Mike, I’m looking forward to seeing your photos.

  2. Hello everyone, I am very happy to be given the opportunity to show everyone photos of your beautiful city.
    I am currently in Fredericton, New Brunswick, which is lacking in real big city charm.
    Getting to bigger cities gives me a lot of opportunity to photograph things I normally do not get to see everyday as many of you do, so I am able to photograph it in a interesting perspective as I spend more time looking around taking the city in.

    I hope you enjoy my work, and feel free to send me a message if you’d like.

    mike.erban@gmail.com

    http://www.erbanphoto.com

  3. Hello everyone, I am very happy to be given the opportunity to share my work with all of you for the next week.

    I am currently living in Fredericton, New Brunswick which doesn’t offer much for photographing urban areas. When I get to visit larger cities I try and photograph things in an interesting perspective that most would not see it as. I am not surrounded by these setting very often so I spend a lot of time looking at things that most people would just walk by each day on their daily routes.

    I hope you enjoy my work, and feel free to get in contact with me.

    mike.erban@gmail.com

    http://www.erbanphoto.com

  4. Maybe the 535 (rush hour 80/165) should emulate what Laval wants for the Orange Line and do a complete circle, going down Jean Talon (towards Park Ex.) The Town of Mount Royal probably wouldn’t go for it, though.

  5. No, not a tram to replace the 80, please, dear god, not a tram megaproject fiasco street-character destro-ray thang.

    if you want a tram put it on a St-Catherine/demaisonneuve loop from atwater to Berri

  6. Sid, a tram is not a “mega-project”. Perhaps one could describe a tramway system thus, as it is a big investment, but a socially and environmentally useful one.

    I spend time in Amsterdam every year, and the trams certainly do not destroy street character there, nor do they closer by in Toronto. To say nothing of the evocative trams of Lisbon! Many cities have renewed or brought back trams as sleek modern ones are a sustainable means of transport with a large capacity, and a far more comfortable ride than buses.

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