Category Archives: weekly photo challenge

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”.

 

Little Girl’s Collage

Little girl's collage uses multi-color self-adhesive squares to add color to her master piece marking Canada's 150th birthday.

Little girl’s collage uses multi-color self-adhesive squares to add some color to big white board showing drawing of flying Canada geese and islands or large boulders.

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During the recent Canada Day celebrations this little girl’s collage used multi-color self-adhesive squares added some color to big white board showing a drawing of flying Canada geese and islands or large boulders.

Her creativity helped along a bit by her father who stood nearby giving her those color paper squares used in her master piece marking Canada’s 150th birthday.

She was not the only one doing this activity because nearby although not shown here two other slightly older girls were also busy decorating their space with those same type self-adhesive color paper squares.

Webster’s Dictionary defines a collage as “an artistic composition made of various materials (paper,cloth, or wood) on a picture surface”, I believe our little girl qualifies!

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

Old Champlain Bridge

Old Champlain bridge soon just foot note in history replaced by new, much better, modern, suspension version in 2018.

Old Champlain bridge soon just foot note in history after new, modern, 10 lane, suspension type version completed by 2018 linking Montreal to its south shore neighbors

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The old Champlain bridge soon to be just a memory, a foot note in history, because already another newer,
more modern, 10 lane, suspension version hopefully much better type is being constructed next to it.

Started in 1958 and completed in April 1967 just in time for Montreal’s famous Expo 67 world’s fair it will disappear by 2023 replaced by a new structure.

The new Champlain bridge, if it retains the historic name, is a suspension type structure and is rumored to be ready by late 2018 meanwhile, the present structure will be removed in stages, dismantling begins in 2019 at the earliest, and demolition completed by 2023.

The new $4.25-billion span links Montreal to South Shore, the project began in 2015 and expected completed by December of 2018 by present work crew of 500 expected to reach 1000 people, many Mohawk “iron workers” from nearby Kahnawake First Nations reserve on the south shore.

This picture depicts the famous hump stretch on the Champlain south shore side, which we traveled over on our way to the Eastern Townships in the Fall of 2016.

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

Folk Grunge Delta

Sax player and female singer of folk grunge troupe delta, eyeing each other awaiting cue to join accordion player in song.

Image depicts members of folk grunge musical troupe delta, where sax player and female singer eye each other waiting their cue to join accordion player in song.

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Image depicts members of folk grunge musical troupe delta, where sax player and the female singer eye each other ready but awaiting their cue to join in with accordian player.

The Nulle Part Nord performed on an outdoor stage last Friday on the eve of the annual Saint Jean Baptiste celebrations in Quebec on Montreal’s West Island despite some dreadful wet weather which dampened the amount of audience participation.

Things started to improve when this motley troupe did their gig which happened to be shortly before the awesome fireworks display that came after perhaps, their music had something to do with it because the rain drizzle that plagued most of the day stopped and the skies cleared up helping to salvage the celebrations.

The sparce audience suddenly grew three-fold delighting the food-truck and other vendors meanwhile, giving Montreal’s finest some work filtering the growing crowd and blocking/limiting road access with police cars to celebrations area.

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

Musical Transient Troupe

Musical transient troupe West Trainz makes brief, fleeting, stop to entertain excited Montreal International Jazz Festival fans.

At 5 PM musical transient troupe West Trainz travels special route making several brief, fleeting,  stops to entertain annual Montreal International Jazz Festival fans.

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Each day at 5 PM musical transient troupe West Trainz would travel their special route making several brief, fleeting, stops along the way to entertain locals and visitors flocking downtown for the annual Montreal International Jazz Festival.

This seasoned, profession, troupe of musicians traveled on their special golf cart powered “train” pulling five small rolling stages, with sound system mimicking railroad station stops calling out cities (example: Chicago, Grand Central New York..) followed by bell ringing, the chug-along, and hiss reminiscent of old steam engine trains of that bygone era of rail travel experience.

After “arriving” at their “station” stop music would happen in the midst of hundreds of fans eager to enjoy it all never seeming to have enough of these guys because each day similar crowds would appear and descend on the train again.

Smiles adore tourist faces and some have their cellphones out recording the entertainment meanwhile, the train remains immobile surrounded by throngs of excited people enjoying it all.

My picture depicts the troupe’s two guitarists playing including its creator, Erik West Millette, wearing the blue overalls with big white patch with “West” and blue Stetson hat.

Other members not shown in this picture are the drummer, the trumpet player, and lone female miscellaneous “special” instruments player.

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

Focus of Interest

Their focus of interest, the water color painting of fruit hanging from branch with leaves with two more in dark background.

Their focus of interest, the water-color painting of solitary red-yellow fruit hanging from branch surrounded by many
tan and green shade leaves while in dark background lurk two more fruit.

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Their focus of interest, the water-color painting of solitary red-yellow fruit hanging from a branch in the foreground surrounded by many tan and green shade leaves while in the dark background on right lurk two more.

The venue was an art exhibition to inaugurate a new neighborhood art gallery called Atelier D’art Métèque I recently visited where some graduating students participating in a local YMCA sponsored art course using water colors as the medium showed off their session’s works.

I was checking things out meanwhile, taking photos of individual and groups of framed art works when fortunately my digital camera captured someone’s hand and their extended finger pointing at that fruit picture, allowing me material for this post.

Looking at my own digital image, I kinda like the focus of their interest because it does somehow stand out from the others on that wall although at least one other picture on the top right,  a winter scene, seems worthy challenger to me.

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

Clone Order 151XD

Six clones execute Republic Grand Army Order 151XD after time wormhole transport to 2017 Montreal Prix celebrations.

Six identical looking automatons infiltrate 2017 Montreal Prix celebrations following Republic Grand Army Clone Order 151XD, a scouting mission for future Earth conquest.

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Six identical looking automatons infiltrate 2017 Montreal Prix celebrations executing Republic Grand Army clone order 151XD, their special mission to blend in unnoticed in the festivities while preparing Earth’s invasion.

After positioning themselves on platform of their starship’s time warp machine, a wormhole window, transported the clone crew to their precise destination into the universe’s past.

The Republic Council wary of certain inaccuracies existing in their massive data base regarding the planet’s vulnerabilities and defenses sent their clone scout crew to carefully investigate and verify known information afterwards return home for consultation, more instructions and preparation.

Eons earlier, sophisticated fake news systems hazed reality enough that even the Republic’s super sophisticated trinano-quantum servers couldn’t distinguish fact from fiction creating the need for clone order 151XD mission.

Unknown to our advanced clone crew, Canada, the province of Quebec, and Montreal, are already infested by secret alien entities involved in controlling Canadian society through a treacherous banking system abetted by powerful fake news and propaganda media network supporting their agents to corrupt government.

The aliens usurped fiscal and political power through cunning deceit enslaving millions of citizens to a wicked international banking cartel system remotely accessed and run by several mother ships scattered over the globe, the nearest and most influential one located deep in New York City.

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

Departed Friend

Dearly departed friend Mooshie, our orange tabby, loved strategically positioning himself to see what's going on in back yard.

My dearly departed friend Mooshie, our orange tabby, loved our back yard and would often strategically position himself overlooking it to observe what’s going on.

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My dearly departed friend Mooshie, our orange tabby, loved our back yard and often found himself a strategic spot overlooking it especially if we happened to be doing something in the yard.

Here he is eyeing me as I prepared to take this picture of him at the top of the stairs of our back gallery, it may have been that he was waiting for me to let him inside our home for some chow I don’t recall now.

I sometimes miss my little friend because he seemed to always be there at top of the stairs when we arrived home after opening the front door, or certainly nearby carefully hidden in a secret spot overlooking it all.

We were lucky to have our dear Mooshie for 19 years and his sudden exist has left a void in our hearts hopefully filled soon by our next animal friend however, it’s been difficult to forget our late little buddy because he was truly unique.

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

Evanescent Cake Slice

First delectable evanescent cake slice morphed into magical  lemon butter cream cake disappearing act.

First delectable evanescent cake slice morphed into magical disappearing act when whole lemon butter cream concoction suddenly vanished without trace.

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The first, delectable, evanescent cake slice morphed into a magic disappearing act when the whole lemon butter cream concoction suddenly vanished without a trace after a stampede of hungry birthday party guests with big smiles on their faces descended on it.

As is customary in our family circle homemade cake is a must, always prepared using only natural, wholesome, ingredients designed to bring pleasure when consumed and normally accompanied with some equally delicious ice cream afterwards washed down with a nice cup of good coffee, tea, or other non-alcoholic refreshment.

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

Canadian Heritage Originator

Parliament remains Canadian heritage originator because its lawmakers wield power for country.

Parliament remains Canadian heritage originator because as seat of government it creates and decides laws for whole country.

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Parliament remains Canadian heritage originator because as the seat of government it creates and decides laws for the whole country regarding what is a national historic site.

The buildings that compose the Parliament block in Ottawa are themselves a national heritage as are all individual legislatures in all ten provinces and territories because Canada will be 150 years old this year.

Today in Montreal they celebrated the 375 year anniversary which blends in with Canada’s 150 year anniversary and started off the festivities in Quebec early this morning with our PM Justin Trudeau and wife Sofie participating and being part of a host of dignitaries including Quebec Premier Philippe Cuilliard, Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre launching it all.

Tonight another heritage site the famous 92-year-old Jacques Cartier Bridge has been lit up spectacularly, about CDN $40 millions worth, with zillions of lights delighting Montrealers with a light show depicting the city’s famed history.

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