Thursday, January 27, 2011

Skywatch Friday

This week's Skywatch feature is a photo of Montreal's Olympic Stadium...or the most famous part of it, it's inclined tower, along with a section of the most infamous part of it, it's roof, which they were never able to get quite right and therefore either tears or needs to be replaced quite often. Montrealers therefore often call the stadium 'The Big Owe', a twist 'The Big O', which is what the stadium used to look like when it still had a retractable roof. You know how every city has a landmark that its citizens love to hate? For Montrealers, the Olympic Stadium is it :o) Some of its other nicknames are 'The White Elephant' and 'l'OVNI'(The UFO). It is definitely worth a visit if you are ever in Montreal though, along with the rest of the Olympic complex which includes the Biodome and the Botanical Gardens are also right next door.

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Have a nice weekend!


  1. I think I'm glad I didn't see that. Just seeing the photo makes my vertigo act up! Good photo, however.
    What I did enjoy seeing in Montreal was the housing from Expo 67, because I remember how ultra-modern it seemed at the time. I was so glad to see it is still occupied and not looking very much different from photos I saw in 1967.
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel