Sunday, April 6, 2014

Google Street View of every address in "Walkups" by Lance Blomgren

Each of the vignettes (or little short stories or however one would define them) in Lance Blomgren's book Walkups (2nd ed from 2009, Conundrum Press) is entitled with the address of an apartment in Montreal. Here screen shots of the google street views of those addresses, in the order in which they appear in the book.
 

#4-345 rue Lachapelle
Using Google Street View no such address could be found. This is the closest available address.


3444 avenue Coloniale


2120 rue Clark
Using Google Street View no such address could be found. This is the location Google selected.


5574 boulevard St. Laurent


78 rue Villeneuve E.
Using Google Street View no such address could be found. This is the location Google selected. 


 12 avenue d'Orléans
Using Google Street View no such address could be found. This is the location Google selected. 


 6296 rue Casgrain


#802-10 rue Ontario O.


5170 rue Durocher
Google Maps directed to a location in Parc Ex but this address is located in Outremont.


#2-383 rue Edouard-Charles


#5-1609 rue St. Hubert


3134 rue St. Zotique E. 
Using Google Street View no such address could be found. 3133 was visible but 3134 was not. 


#8-223 rue St. Viateur 


340 rue Ottawa 
Using Google Street View no such address could be found. This is the location Google selected. 


 #1-1949 boulevard St. Joseph E. 


"An Apartment in the Village" 
I selected an apartment in the village of personal significance to myself. 


#11-2021 rue Atwater


4531 rue St. Dominique


5433 rue Waverly


7856 rue d'Iberville


4863 avenue de l'Hôtel-de-Ville


6102 rue Jeanne-Mance


5746 rue Clark


7432 rue Garnier


6296 rue St. Dominique 


6542 avenue Papineau
The exact street number is not visible. Closest possible address shown here between 6540 and 6546.


868 rue Champagneur


8561 rue René-Labelle


 5155 avenue du Parc


1027 Côte du Beaver Hall


2353 rue de la Visitation 
Using Google Street View no such address could be found. This is the location Google selected. It is possible that the building occupied the now vacant lot in the right hand side of the image. 


266 rue Fairmount O.


586B rue Peel 
Using Google Street View no such address could be found. This is the location Google selected. This street is across the field from the corresponding odd numbered addresses.


4533 rue St. Dominique 


1861 rue St. Grégoire
Using Google Street View no such address could be found. This is the location Google selected. 


6709 St. Laurent


8393 rue St. Michel


 4312 rue Rivard


6287 rue St. Dominique 


88 boulevard St. Joseph E.


4289 rue St. Émile
Using Google Street View no such address could be found. This is the location Google selected. 




 254 rue Berlioz
Google Maps placed street view at the slightly wrong address. This is likely the correct address though the street numbers are not visible in all cases. 


#304-3620 avenue Ridgewood (Le Four Thousand)


#100-7 rue Notre-Dame


5949 rue Hutchinson


5449 rue St. Urbain 


67 rue Dupré
Using Google Street View the road could be located but no buildings with street numbers on them. 


3442 rue St. Dominique


5162 rue Casgrain


1037 rue Gertrude 
Using Google Street View no such address could be found. This is the location Google selected. 


805 avenue Antoinine Maillet


2233 rue St. Mathieu
Using Google Street View no such address could be found. This is the location Google selected. 



48 rue Haliburton
Using Google Street View no such address could be found. Google Maps would not even try. 


5236 rue St. Urbain 


#1-4163 rue St. Urbain
Using Google Street View no such address could be found. This is the closest possible given the other street numbers nearby. 


Somewhere in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve
Address randomly selected: 2335 avenue Bourbonnière


444 rue de Bienville
Using Google Street View no such address could be found. This is the location Google selected. 


4808 rue de Grand Pré
Using Google Street View this street number could not be found. This is the location Google selected.


 5729 avenue du Parc


5162 rue de la Roche 
Using Google Street View no such address could be found. This is the location Google selected. 


1008 avenue Van Horne 


4821 avenue l'Hôtel de ville 


486 rue Beaubien 
Est or Ouest not specified in the text though Est seems more likely. Using Google Street View the street number could not be seen, though numbers above and below 486 are visible. 

Note: Apt. d'Amours
The title Apt. d'Amours is used throughout the text. A photograph of the apartment at the beginning of the book reveals that it bore the street number 1000. At the end of the book in "Author's Notes" we read that the building was, "not far from the bike path in Rosemont." No apartment with this name could be found via Google Street View at the address 1000 on any of the intersections in Rosemont. Pictured here is 1000 boulevard Rosemont, located beside the bike path. The structure appears to be a new condo development.

1 comment:

soyfish said...

Hi Helen
Someone forwarded your blog post about Walkups and Google Street View to me... what fun! Just wanted to let you know that I did a project very similar, only I biked to each location and took a picture of the number (except of course the fictional ones, which I discovered didn't exist only after biking to them). You can see it here:
http://agencetopo.qc.ca/detours/walkups_en.html
All the best!
Taien