Mount Royal Park and Cornelius Kreighoff.

Photo © 2011 Kamal / www.photofade.com 

 

The Toll Gate 1861 The National Gallery of Canada Cornelius Krighhoff (1815 – 1872)

The photograph, taken in 2008 in Mount Royal Park, Montreal, Quebec, Canada takes us back to the 1800s.  The caleche ride in 2008 could have been a study for the 1861 painting of the popular Dutch-Canadian painter, Cornelius Kreighoff.  The photo captures the winter landscape and Montreal´s desire to preserve history and recreate the past.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornelius_Krieghoff

Text © 2011 Charalee Graydon / www.photofade.com

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