A taste of controversy

At the upper end of Place Jacques Cartier, near the Old Port of Montreal, stands what may be the most controversial monument in Montreal : The Nelson Column, installed in memory of Admiral Horatio Nelson.

An original statue, dating from 1808, was brought there by the English merchants of the city. The 8 feet statue is the world's first Nelson commemorative (Montreal was in fact faster than London, by 33 years). To many, it's like a bad reminder of British imperialism (the reason why it is controversial). The statue has been replaced in 1997 with a copy, probably to preserve it from the weather.


Fabrizio ikol22 said...

Interesting the story but very nice the sepia effect too

kris said...

wonderful shot! nice angle and the use of sepia