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
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”.
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”.
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”.
Only finite amount of wonderful Cuban originated Bacardi Gold Rum remains, some in shot glass and rest in colorful large size decal decorated glass bottle sporting its famous fruit bat logo.
According to the label on this bottle Senior Facundo Bacardi established his business back in 1862 about the time the American Civil War was raging.
Facundo and his brother José bought a distillery that year housing a copper and cast iron still and set it up in Santiago de Cuba.
Unknown then to the two brothers the building was a home to some fruit bats living in its rafters, these little guys became the inspiration for the future Bacardi bat logo making the rest history.
This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”FINITE”.
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 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”.
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”.
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”.
Flame toasting a hotdog bun…priceless!
In my mind watching this guy trying toasting his hotdog bun on campfire’s open flame seemed incredible because I’ve never done it nor attempted to however, this guy did it successfully at least this one time.
Labor Day weekend and it was party time out in the Eastern Townships with lots friends and a ton of mostly homemade party foods, dogs, burgers and stuff, as well as ice-cold brewskis and some wine refreshments.
The weather was cooperating also on Saturday, a little chilly early in day when breezy typical of September however, few clouds and sunny, the warm sun improved it all as the day progressed.
Later on in the afternoon they decided to start a campfire to cook some hotdogs and marshmallows for the children (not shown) and this when our man decides to toast his bun on the flame while I’m watching to see what will happen.
For the record, this guy only managed to lose one bun after successfully toasting about half a dozen for himself and his buddy showing his hairy legs on extreme left corner of this picture.
The most amazing thing here is that he did it with long stick and not with a metal wire like many people have used to toast buns on a flame.
This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”PRICELESS”.
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”.