Category Archives: culture

Moment Of Satisfaction

Moment of satisfaction apparent in Urban Science Brass Band member smiling with extended arms.

Moment of satisfaction apparent in Urban Science Brass Band member dressed in white extending his arms out showing mile-wide smile on his face.

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Moment of satisfaction apparent in member of Urban Science Brass Band dressed in white as he extends his arms out meanwhile, showing mile-wide smile on his face in midst of crowd.

The trombone player is part of the brass/hip-hop/soul U.B.S.B.B.troupe of about 100 that entertain locals and visiting fans to the 2017 Montreal International Jazz Festival at 5 PM each day having taken over from West Tranz troupe.

These cool cats arrive armed with an MC, vocalists, street brake dancers, and brass instrumentalists like our trombone player traveling from stop to stop in the Quartier-des-Spectacles belting out their unique energetic classical loops full of beats meanwhile, surrounded by excited “groupie” type fans.

This is my contribution for WP weekly photo challenge:”SATISFACTION”

Non-Traditional Trio Band

Place Heineken beer tent is scene where non-traditional trio busker-alley cats band called Street Meat perform.

Street Meat is your non-traditional trio band of busker alley cats playing own brand of interesting unique variety of
irresistible music entertaining excited fans in Montreal.

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Street Meat, your non-traditional trio band,  playing an interesting variety of Americana, Bluegrass, Prog Rock, Rockabilly, and Twisted Ragtime melded with a touch of Old-time Gypsy Soul and Punk.

These three born buskers are comfortable playing almost everywhere and have toured many places from Montreal to São Paulo singing and playing their unique brand of irresistible music.

The scene is 5 PM, Thursday July 6, 2017, inside Place Heineken beer tent during the recent Montreal International Jazz Festival as these alley cats perform their gig in front of an excited crowd of fans and tourists.

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

 

Disastrous 2017 Montreal Flood

Disastrous 2017 Montreal West Island Spring flood remains news because many still await compensation closure.

Disastrous 2017 Montreal West Island Spring flood remains news affecting many who await compensation
help from Quebec government on their claims.

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Disastrous 2017 Montreal West Island flood last Spring continues to be news because many residents that it affected still await Quebec government compensation settlement on their claims.

Depicted is the corner of Saint Jean boulevard where it meets and intersects Pierrefonds boulevard (far left, past Pizza Hut) submerged under polluted water of Rivière-des-Prairies.

This once-in-century calamity couldn’t have happened at more appropriate time in Montreal’s history just when famed, incumbent Mayor Denis Coderre embarked on his multi-million dollar wanton spending spree to mark city’s 375 years.

It also coincides with Canada’s 150th birthday when PM Justin Trudeau embarked on his own wanton spending of taxpayers’ hard-earned money however, regardless of this or any other natural or man-made disasters the giant federal Liberal money-burning party continues as planned damn the consequences.

Come to think of it this flood is nothing compared to what is about to happen to Canada  before Trudeau Liberals are kicked out because the financial damage being done now by “Selfie” Justin and his rich international parasite friends is staggering.

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

 

Unusual Basket Critter

Unusual wicker basket critter is seen through slit port holes by sitting visitors when Little Red Riding Hood shows vessel to them.

Little Red Riding Hood’s unusual wicker basket contains critter visitors see through slit port holes when she shows it to them while holding wolf under right arm.

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Little Red Riding Hood’s unusual wicker basket contains critter visitors can see through slit port holes as she shows the basket to them while holding wolf tightly in crook of right arm.

Frankly the wolf looks dead, his rib cage crushed because his eyes seem bulging out and he remains limp under her arm meanwhile, that alleged critter inside basket Hood carries seems to draw smiles from sitting people as well as that man standing.

Little Red Riding Hood, wolf, and critter in basket all look fake to me then again, the whole story is just a fable this busker at the 2017 annual Montreal International Jazz Festival is simply having fun acting out to entertain visitors.

This my contribution for WP weekly photo challenge:”UNUSUAL”.

 

Frozen Soil

Winter season already frozen soil and light snow dusting doesn't stop work at Dollard-des-Ormeaux construction site.

Construction work continues despite Winter season already frozen soil and light snow dusting.at Dollard-des-Ormeaux community center extension site.

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Construction continues at site despite Winter season and light snow dusting on already frozen soil, work must be done to complete the Dollard-des-Ormeaux community center extension on time.

The scene depicts construction work that continued right through last Winter and only completed a few months ago resulting in more valuable space available for community events for Dollard residents as well as entire West Island.

The extension built  grafted to the existing community center structure and looks like it was there always yet it’s only this year that they completed it on time and within budget.

This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”SOIL”

Definitely Edible

Food depicted is definitely edible and delicious although no proof except image of this exists today since lunch was few years ago.

Food depicted is definitely edible and also delicious along with ice-cold glass of Boris beer (not shown) it was a great lunch had a few years back.

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Food depicted is definitely edible and also delicious unfortunately no proof of this claim exists today because this particular meal is no longer available and consumed a few years ago.

As my own witness I confess that I enjoyed every bit of it when served this meal heck, along with that ice-cold glass of Boris beer(not shown) it was a great homemade fried chicken lunch.

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

Savor Halal Food

Two women in hijabs order Halal food they savor that their Moslem faith permits instead of usual menu from Saint Catherine Street eatery.

Two Moslem women wearing hijabs sit down at Saint Catherine Street eatery outdoor terrace ordering Halal food they savor instead of restaurant’s usual menu.

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Two Moslem women wearing hijabs place order for “Halal” meals they savor instead of usual restaurant menu offered because their faith prevents eating food considered “haram”, not permissible or lawful in traditional Islamic law.

The scene is Saint Catherine Street on Friday July 14, 2017 during the local merchants street long sale and these two hungry young women sit down at a restaurant’s outdoor terrace, a likely place for a nice meal.

Montreal, a world-class city, is home to many different people and cultures from across the globe therefore, prepared food sourced from almost anywhere can be found including specials like Halal and Kosher, both which in many ways are alike.

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

Scary Acrobatics Moxie

Scary acrobatics moxie helps keep buskers balance during outdoor show in front of large audience preventing woman's injury.

Scary acrobatics moxie keeps outdoor show by man-woman buskers team under control preventing woman from sliding off face first onto hard ground.

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Scary acrobatics moxie keeps outdoor show by man-woman buskers team under control while hundreds of eyes remain trained on them while they perform during recent 2017 annual Montreal International Jazz Festival.

These circus grade professionals did their combination juggling and dangerous acrobatics act flawlessly while being admired by a large gathering of locals and many tourists in town for the festival.

The scene seems obvious, woman busker balances herself upside down on man busker’s back, the only thing keeping her from sliding off face first onto hard ground(concrete tiles) is both their arms crossing however, their determination to succeed makes it work.

This thrilling act is another in the series of “spectacles” happening in Montreal on its 375th anniversary while Canada celebrates 150 years under the direction of famed Liberal circus masters Justin Trudeau and Denis Coderre.

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

Mommy Who’s Their Tailor?

"Mommy who's their tailor?" seems what little boy in baby carriage is saying about two tall musical buskers.

“Mommy who’s their tailor?” seems what little boy in baby carriage is saying to his mother while pointing at tall man-woman busker musical team.

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“Mommy who’s their tailor?” seems what the little guy in baby carriage is saying to his mother while pointing at tall man-woman busker team, one dressed in an extra long skirt and other in extra long pants with red stripe, playing a violin and a drum set.

The scene is on Saint Catherine Street, mid-afternoon, in downtown Montreal on Friday, July 14, 2017 during a merchants outdoor sale happening along length of street with hundreds of locals and tourists checking things out.

A young blond mother is pushing a baby carriage with little boy past a man-woman team of buskers on stilts performing their routine playing classical music to entertain passersby.

Montreal celebrates its 375th year and events such as this including with tall stilt walking buskers and other strange entertainment like vivid color people is a common sight along with a string of festivals all on taxpayer’s dime

This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”TAILOR”

Colored Savage Culture Shock

Colored savage culture shock grips downtown Montreal as blue, green, red and yellow people suddenly appear on the street.

Colored savage culture shock grips downtown Montreal as blue, green, red and yellow skimpy dressed people appear amongst ordinary folks then freeze like statues on the street.

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Colored savage culture shock grips downtown Montreal when suddenly blue, green, red and yellow skimpy dressed people appear amongst them then momentarily freeze like statues on the street.

I had wandered down to the corner of Saint Catherine and Saint Laurence streets when in marched squads of vividly colored people mingling with locals and tourists in town for the Just For Laughs Festival starting on July 15th.

As I looked around ordinary people were in disbelief to see this extraordinary event happening in their midst heck, what exactly was going on, who dreamed this one up and for what reason?

Trying to come to some sort of understanding seemed so complicated to most people however, after some careful thinking the awful truth became crystal clear.

Canada elected the Trudeau Liberals in 2015 meanwhile earlier Montreal elected Denis Coderre a former federal Liberal cabinet minister as mayor add that to Canada celebrating 150 years while Montreal 375 years and its Liberal party time again on taxpayer’s dime.

Estimates of cost after the dust settles ranges in the hundreds of millions with a billion or more a definite being added to Canada’s debt but who cares because Justin Trudeau, Denis Coderre, and their rich international Liberal friends will not be paying for it however, some will certainly end up in their secret offshore accounts.

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