View of the Montreal skyline from high atop a walkway through Mount Royal Park. Frederick Law Olmsted designed Mount Royal beginning in 1874 emphasizing the region's mountainous topography. He planted vegetation that exaggerated the terrain such as shade trees at the bottom of the carriage path that climbs the mountain, so it resembled a valley. As the visitor went higher and higher the vegetation was more sparse completing the illusion of the exaggerated height.
- MELISSA FARLOW
- Image Size
- 5100x3381 / 4.6MB
- Contained in galleries
- Frederick Law Olmstead_National Geographic magazine 3/2005