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Geometric Collaboration

Geometric Collaboration

At Via Capitale Mont-Royal, we love to share our favourite moments with our subscribers: whether it’s to highlight the liveliness of a neighbourhood, to showcase one of our star listings, or even to reveal a special cause that is dear to us. Created in 2016, our Instagram account (www.instagram.com/viacapitaledumontroyal/) is our platform of choice, a place for us to share all our precious discoveries with you.

Chez Via Capitale du Mont-Royal, nous aimons partager nos coups de cœur auprès de nos abonnés : que ce soit pour vous imprégner de la vie d’un quartier, vous montrer une de nos inscriptions vedettes, ou encore vous faire part de causes spéciales pour lesquelles nous sommes impliqués. Créé en 2016, notre compte Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/viacapitaledumontroyal/) est une plateforme privilégiée pour vous partager toutes ces précieuses découvertes.

Source: Instagram account of Via Capitale du Mont-Royal

 

We often meet talented people along the way, and these last few months, we’ve fallen head over heels for Morgane Clément-Gagnon. We’ve been following her for some time now, admiring her beautiful geometric photos on her Instagram account. (Have a look here: www.instagram.com/morgane8677/)

Morgane Clément-Gagnon is making a name for herself with her photo Aspirations (see below), which won her the third prize at the Intercollegiate Photography Contest.

Aspirations

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Source: Instagram account of Morgane Clément-Gagnon

 

We met up with Morgane so that she could photograph our Via Capitale du Mont-Royal agency, as well as a few other of our listings. A passionate photographer, she agreed to share her knowledge and talk to us about her craft.

Fascinated by lines and geometry, Morgane is the ideal person to take us on a journey through her unique and impromptu photography.

We had the pleasure of following her for a few hours as she took photos, and are delighted to share this adventure with you.

Our journey began at 214 Saint-Joseph Boulevard, where a front door caught our attention. A large decal with white flowers is affixed to the windows, creating a striking symmetry between the two adjacent doors.

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Some of you might see a beautiful full moon in the following photo—but that’s not quite right! Morgane actually captured a stunning view of the sun—in broad daylight!

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We continued our journey to 1022 Saint-Joseph Boulevard, where Morgane’s curiosity was piqued by a brick wall. Such painstaking work went into the construction of this wall, with its meticulous alignment of bricks, creating a stunning effect.

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Our next stop was 5755 Waverly Street. Geometry enthusiasts will undoubtedly love this building’s conceptual facade, where rectangular and triangular shapes are skillfully juxtaposed.

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And what do we see here? That’s right, it’s our Via Capitale du Mont-Royal building! But this time, it’s photographed through the bay window. Impressive, don’t you think? ☺

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Find all these beautiful photos on our Instagram account (www.instagram.com/morgane8677/) and follow us for more exciting discoveries!

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The Meaning of Real Estate Symbols and Traditions

This week on our Les Oranges Pressées radio show on CIBL, we are having fun travelling and discussing real estate traditions. One of the most known superstitions revolves around the idea that a broken mirror can bring about seven years of bad luck. Yet very few people know that the spell can be broken by burying the shattered mirror pieces under moonlight. Stories dealing with superstitions are abundant in the world of real estate, and each one has a specific meaning according to its country of origin.

Exterior Symbols

In Anglo-Saxon culture, a red door signifies that homeowners have successfully paid off their mortgage. While long ago in the United States, a red door was seen as a welcoming sign for travellers, indicating a secure location where globetrotters could rest in full tranquillity. In China, the colour red symbolizes good luck and is seen as an entry point where the chi—a fundamental concept which forms and animates life in the universe—can enter a home.

The lion statues spotted throughout Montreal and its greater area also have their traditional histories. In Vietnam, they protect and empower people. In China, they act as guardians, defending homes against accidents and theft. For Buddhists, lion statues are said to bring peace and prosperity, while in Italy, they symbolize power and prestige. In Quebec, homeowners traditionally place one or two lions in front of their house once their mortgage is paid off. Whether placed in front of a door or by a staircase, the lion remains true to itself as a symbol of honour, respect, and power, and can even be seen in popular buildings in Paris and New York.

Interior Symbols

In certain cultures, tripping while walking up a staircase is seen as a sign of good luck or a possible upcoming wedding. In contrast, stumbling while walking down the stairs or crossing paths with someone signifies bad luck. Apparently crossing your fingers is the only way to ward off this spell!

Even less known in popular culture are superstitions surrounding brooms! According to tradition, when moving into a home, one must always have a new broom and some bread on hand. When leaving an old property, it is also customary to burn all your old rags, to bring good luck to your new home. In England, placing a broom behind your front door will deter people with ill intentions from entering. In Sicily, placing a broom outdoors on the night of Saint Jean-Baptiste will bring about good luck and chase away evil spirits. At one time, people would even hang a broom in front of their main entrance to indicate the presence of a young girl to marry in the house. And finally, saving the best for last: in certain customs, placing a broom on the ground in front of your guests signifies that time has come for them to leave! Who would have thought that a broom could mean so many things?

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