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Waiting In Ambush

WW2 German paratrooper waiting in ambush ready to gun down any enemy soldiers.

WW2 German paratrooper armed with MP-40 machine pistol waiting in ambush ready to gun down any
 enemy soldiers coming into view.

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Waiting in ambush armed with his MP-40 machine pistol WW2 German paratrooper is ready to gun down any enemy soldiers that come into view.

The scene is probably somewhere in Italy perhaps, near Monte Cassino,  where the Allies had fierce battles with all branches of the Hitler’s Nazi armed forces in the famous monastery
ruins.

Another more likely scene would be Otto Skorzeny, commando extraordinary, and his handpicked special paratroopers raiding Italy’s Gran Sasso’s Hotel Campo Imperatore to extract dictator Benito Mussolini from his captors.

This daring raid by crack German paratroopers on the country’s highest peak using gliders remains the best original “mission impossible” based on the extreme difficulty such a operation had to master to save Il Duce from the hands of the Allies.

Our realistic depiction is from an exhibit at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa.

This is my contribution for WP weekly photo challenge:”WAITING”.

Recreate Nostalgia

Old Ford three ton truck exhibited near vintage aircraft from same years helps recreate nostalgia of WWI era.

Old red and black Ford three-ton truck exhibit there to recreate nostalgia when placed near vintage aircraft from same
era, both can be seen at Ottawa’s Canada Aviation and Space Museum.

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Old red and black Ford three-ton truck exhibit is there to recreate nostalgia when placed near ancient aircraft at Ottawa’s Canada Aviation and Space Museum.

This remarkably well-preserved truck is an attractive enough exhibit in its own right because although not very common very early in the last century scant few exist today in this condition.

Then again, it may be a replica model however, it seems more an original genuine old Ford that perhaps grandpa drove around provided he could afford one.

This my contribution for WP single word prompt:”RECREATE”.

Jazz Music Crescendo

Rachel Therrien really concentrates delivering Jazz music crescendo during 2015 Montreal International Jazz Festival.

Eyes closed in concentration playing Jazz music crescendo very talented, creative, young, musician,Rachel Therrien delivers excellence on huge TD Stage in 2015.

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Eyes closed concentrating on playing trumpet hitting a Jazz music crescendo this talented young musician showed excited Montreal audience why her band won the prestigious 2015 TD Grand Prix de Jazz award.

Rachel Therrien’s Quintet really wowed masses of fans that year,  who packed in front of the huge TD Stage on the north-western part of the Quartier-des-Spectacles,  listening to their unique music during the annual Montreal International Jazz Festival.

Winning that TD award gave Rachel and company inspiration to win the awesome 2016 Stingray Jazz Rising Star Award created by Stingray Digital Group Inc., the world-leading provider of multi-platform digital music services to recognize excellence in emerging creative music talent.

Since then the Rachel Therrien Quintet has also produced several new albums including their most recent an Afro-Colombian inspired Jazz one called “Pensamiento” and more is on the way!

This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”CRESCENDO”.

Nervously Waiting Start

Local Montreal CTV personality nervously waiting his start in famous Montreal Grand Prix tire change contest.

Local Montreal CTV personality nervously waiting his start after woman announcer gives the two competitors final
instruction and notice for famous Montreal Grand Prix tire change contest.

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Local Montreal CTV personality nervously waiting to start, his woman partner smiling back at audience, while woman announcer pitches to crowd near stage of famous tire change contest during recent 2016 Grand Prix weekend.

Many are smiling including the announcer, who gives final instruction and notice to the two competitors at either end of the Formula 1 race car anxiously awaiting the signal that will trigger their start in contest.

Just above their heads on the left, not shown in picture, looms a large overhead digital clock set at zero ready to go.

The pressure is really on because this event is being taped by CTV affiliate, CFCF 12 TV camera woman filming it all for the six o’clock TV audience since one of the contestants represents the company.

This is my contribution for WP weekly photo contest:”WAITING”.

Red Hats Anticipate Trouble

Red hats seem to anticipate trouble while walking and observing crowd gathered near tire changing competition stage.

Red hats seem to anticipate trouble while walking and observing crowd gathered in front of Grand Prix weekend
tire changing competition stage.

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Red hats seem to anticipate trouble as they walk by carefully observing the crowd gathered in front of the popular tire change competition stage on Crescent street during Montreal Grand Prix weekend.

Montreal Police dressed in combat boots, camouflage pants, dark blue standard issue jackets covered by bright neon-color vests with Montreal police logo, and topped with blood-red baseball caps patrolled the street for any obvious signs of unrest or disturbance.

These automatic pistol armed constables were wearing the aforementioned outfits as protest against Quebec government protracted inaction resolving their labor contract with police union.

Despite their labor dispute, the Montreal Police did an excellent job in protecting the area during these troubled times of global international terrorism threats.

This my contribution for WP single word prompt:”ANTICIPATE”.

Enamored Couple Beer

Like an enamored couple both watched from table distant Lac Memphremagog bathed by last rays of day's bright sun.

Last Saturday ended leaving enamored couple beer, Mr. Moosehead and Ms. Heineken, feeling alone and wasted on
table top.

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Like an enamored couple beer, Mr. Moosehead and Ms. Heineken, watched from table top distant Lac Memphremagog bathed by the day’s last rays of bright, warm, sun.

Earlier on someone enjoyed their delicious contents leaving them expended resting on the edge of that table all alone with each other feeling empty and forgotten.

Saturday had been an exciting day when they had arrived with many of their friends in those big ice filled coolers eliciting much glee and smiles from people partying.

Everyone was enjoying lots of great food and drink followed by some spirited soccer play while others watched, cheered and clapped with joy.

Children also had a great time playing Frisbee, enjoying being driven around in lawn tractor pulled wagon, hide and seek, and drawing with markers in coloring books.

A truly wonderful time was had by everybody however, just like all good things, Saturday ended leaving our enamored couple Mr. Moosehead and Ms. Heineken feeling alone and wasted on that table.

This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”ENAMORED”.

Elevate Work Scaffold

Rooftop motorized winch is used to elevate work scaffold with two workers to do their job.

Rooftop motorized winch used to elevate work scaffold containing these two workers riding it flat against the skyscraper side to their job

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Rooftop motorized winch used to elevate work scaffold containing these two workers riding it flat against this Montreal skyscraper side to do their job.

Montreal is booming with many tall office and condominium structures being erected all over the place downtown funded by mostly overseas investors money.

After Vancouver and Toronto, Montreal seems to be attracting a substantial amount of this money perhaps, because land is still cheap compared to the other two cities coupled with a growing population of thousands of new arrivals including the recent immigration cue jumpers from the USA.

Few know the reasons why foreigners invest in any particular area however, Canada is probably one of the best places on the globe to do so because it is big, relatively secure, and still inexpensive with a mostly civilized, growing, middle-class, high-percentage literate, population.

This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”ELEVATE”.

Trade Shows Educate Visitors

Trade shows educate visitors about new advances in technology and how it will impact on their industrial output.

Trade shows educate interested visitors about new technical advances in computer-controlled machinery and how it will help manufacturing sector reduce costs and improve production rates.

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Trade shows, like depicted, educate interested visitors about new advances in technology and how it will impact on output in manufacturing sector reducing costs and improving production rates to boost more profits for company owners.

This image depicts technical workers being shown a new numerical controlled work center machine that uses multiple tools and is capable to produce very complex and precise work pieces in least time compared to the past when the work was done in whole machine shops by multitudes of skilled machinists using many machines.

As the picture shows the machining is done enclosed inside a machining compartment that can be viewed through coolant splashed plexiglass.

The manufacturing is done quickly and efficiently while continually doused in special coolant to protect the tools and work-piece from heat buildup due to the rapid machining rate.

The SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers) puts on trade shows every year such as this in many big cities both in USA and Canada, this one was the 2016 Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show.

This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”EDUCATE”.

 

Critical Control Parts

Serious or fatal road accident is possible if several critical control parts depicted in picture should fail.

Several critical control parts depicted can if any or all fail while you are driving this modern car at normal speeds on the road cause serious or fatal accident.

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Serious or fatal road accident is possible if any or all the several critical control parts depicted in picture should fail while you are driving this modern car at normal speeds.

Let us begin at left side of picture with the CV Joint, that brass-color steel rod with what looks like a bunch of black disks attached to it by a chrome color strap clamp.

Should one of these fail, one of the car wheels would seize and or come off resulting in loss of control and lots of sparks from front end of car and perhaps, serious or fatal accident.

Next, we have the coil and shock absorber assembly which provides stability and keeps the car tire from rubbing on the fender moreover, if that screw and nut connecting this assembly to the car frame comes off then the  coil-shock unit would probably break off, cause lots of sparks, and maybe puncture the front tire resulting in a crash.

Finally, on the right of the coil and shock absorber assembly and partly obscured by it,  bolted to car engine block, is the power steering motor unit, which if it failed would leave the car driver helpless because of loss of steering resulting in perhaps a fatal accident.

Also shown in this picture are hydraulic oil lines, those silvery thin tubes, that if severed could cause loss of control because their oil is needed for example, in power steering .

This my contribution for WP single word prompt:”CRITICAL”.