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”.
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”.
It stands out because it alone is the only pointy head structure in downtown Montreal however, its top is not the only unique feature of this skyscraper.
To get noticed from amongst the herd of similar looking tall buildings being built or already in place, this structure composed of hundreds of four distinct tones of blue-tinted long and short of varying dimensional rectangular and square glass.
Making it interesting the building’s “foot print” is a large square with vertical triangular outgrowths straddling on one corner perhaps two directly opposite the corner we see in this picture.
The main square part of this building carries four smaller squares the last topped with the pyramid moreover, each square top has its four corners topped with a grey-white triangle.
lastly, the aforementioned triangular outgrowths are contained between two brown color metal or perhaps concrete vertical rectangles.
The vertical rectangles appear three distinct tones and just like aforementioned building squares, are topped with triangles only these are brown color and each rectangle has three.
There are also twelve black colored square and rectangular metal plates or perhaps special windows on the first three squares that rest on the main square structure.
Finally, the pyramid has four large two-tone hollow square tubes supporting a smaller square with a bunch of windows in one of the aforementioned blue tones.
Since I never visited this building I don’t know the detail regarding the bottom or main floor however, I think this structure is a fascinating one worthy of this photo challenge.
This is my contribution for WP weekly photo challenge:”STRUCTURE”.
A granite monument in a Montreal park pays homage to our revered and beloved sovereign, her majesty Queen Victoria, who ruled the British Empire for 60 years.
A male African lion symbolizing British royalty tops this monument situated across Metcalfe street from the stately, huge, old Sun Life building in Dorchester Square park.
The location and size of this monument seems to have obscured it from the general public view because of several other monuments that populate this park.
After researching it I found this historical monument which as mentioned earlier consists of a huge lion statue, contains a water fountain pedestal at its base, is a replica of Frédéric Bartholdi’s Lion of Belfort. It was installed to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee because she was Canada’s sovereign then.
Furthermore, the park originally once was a Catholic cemetery and most buried were moved to nearby Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery on Mount Royal however, some were left and are remembered by tiny crosses embedded in the walkways through this park.
When I last visited this park I noticed these small crosses and wondered what they were about considering that the province of Quebec has transmogrified into a secular state therefore, they seemed out-of-place, now it makes sense.
This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”HOMAGE”
This cute magnetic personality bird is after all, painted sheet metal steel , always a regular party animal ready for some fun with birds of a feather since they do stick together.
For someone who is only about ten inches tall measured from the yellow-brown color stick-like feet to his thin purplish color swept back crown he certainly seems a very lively fellow with that avian smile.
The smile would be nothing if it weren’t for those big white orbs coupled with black irises and white pupils, eyes only a friend could have.
The scene is a ladies boutique shop in the mall at a small shopping center in Pte. Claire at intersection of Quebec Highway 20 and Saint Jean boulevard in the West Island.
After leaving one of the small stores in the shopping center while with a friend was visiting it we spotted this little fella and I took this picture.
This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”MAGNETIC”.
Giant spiders seem to inhabit Ottawa museum grounds exciting foreign visitors to Canada’s capital, this picture clearly shows one of those huge creatures halting momentarily to pose for photo-op.
Some scientists attribute this strange phenomenon to a sort of climate change “green house effect” because of the massive amounts of hot air normally produced in Ottawa’s Parliament during whole year except for a few vacation months in summer
This abnormal climate change happening seems to really pick up every time a certain federal party feels entitled to power with the most recent episode happening since the Fall of 2015 and it shows no let up for now.
A leading nature expert has likened the evolvement of these giant spiders to famed Hollywood’s “Jurassic Park” movie, where huge creatures evolve and roam around freely in an artificially induced tropical climate.
This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”INHABIT”.
Mother Teresa’s lifetime work helped dignify all unwanted, unloved, uncared for throughout Calcutta such as the naked, poor, hungry, destitute, homeless, sick, crippled, blind, the lepers, all those people considered a burden to Indian society and shunned by it.
Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu born Albanian ended up a citizen of India after spending most of her natural life as a missionary working the worst slums in Calcutta helping the poorest of the poor.
She left home at 18 joined the Institute of Blessed Virgin Mary, or Sisters of Loreto, in Rathfarnham, Ireland, where she assumed her new name Sister Mary Teresa after St. Therese of Lisieux.
After getting her “nom de guerre” Agnes learned some English and transferred to a convent in Darjeeling, India.
While teaching wealthy Calcutta children at St. Mary’s high school she experienced seeing and became distressed by the abject poverty in the area, which made a lasting impression on her.
In 1946 while on a journey God called her to give up everything to follow and serve Jesus Christ into the Calcutta slums amongst the world’s most desperately poor.
Mother Teresa faithfully kept her covenant with the Almighty, despite many doubts about it and hardships, until her death on Sept. 5, 1997, age 87, from a heart attack.
This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”DIGNIFY”.
The arcade seems to synchronize MarioKar laps because each young driver appears to have an identical lime-green color “Lap1/2” in top left-hand corner of their display screen.
Although each display screen has markedly different icons on it with instantaneous, rapid-action scenes happening constantly, they all have in common that large “Lap1/2”.
It probably means that everybody began playing almost simultaneously and their time to play is running out soon.
The scene is a video arcade store on Saint Catherine street west obviously frequented by youngsters used to playing video games that dazzle them with eye-catching, vivid, color, quick-action video and mind-numbing, addictive, high-pitched, high-volume tech noises.
This combination of rapid-eye video coupled with addictive sounds reminds one of similar stuff on those video gambling machines found in many bars and casinos attended by the loser-addicts.
The creator-makers of such machines have also included this toxin in other more useful things our technology starved “techie” society has embraced while desiring to communicate quicker and better.
Our I-products, droids, and galaxies are quietly yet efficiently turning users into virtual zombies occupying most of their attention, enslaving them to check their cellphones constantly verifying if a call was missed, amusing themselves with some moronic Facebook video of cute animal playing piano, or checking latest Donald Trump episode.
Importantly and scant mentioned by our obedient, controlled, mass-media is the growing international, scientific, readily available evidence that indicates exposure to wireless device emissions are becoming a public health catastrophe of incomparable magnitude.
It seems recent history is forgotten by most otherwise, our stampede to wanton acceptance of new electronic and wireless technology and its derivatives would slow down a bit for some careful assessment.
History has shown us ongoing delays by our irresponsible, acquiescent, past government turning a blind eye to what businesses and industry were doing and failing to act properly regarding asbestos, cigarette smoking and Bis-phenol-A (BPA), as well as thalidomide and urea formaldehyde insulation ended in disaster.
Today folks our wireless industry seems to continue this criminal tradition, in full cooperation with corrupt government, doing everything possible to sustain and synchronize efforts to pad their already obscene trillion-dollar profits.
This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”SYNCHRONIZE”
Alexis Nihon Plaza corner situated at the intersection of Saint Catherine Street and Atwater Avenue is part of huge black colored glass and prefab concrete commercial and residential complex located at west end of Montreal.
My picture depicts the south-east end however, looking towards the north-east end, or the right side of this image, not shown here, looms Mount Royal with its famous metal cross on top of it.
The Plaza houses a maze of department stores and fast-food chain eateries on several floor levels and the bottom level connects to Montreal’s subway system’s Atwater station on its Green line.
Also, hidden by the north-east end and behind those trees, is the famous Dawson College campus in what used to be once the Montreal’s Catholic Grey Nuns mother house.
Atwater is a favorite station because I liked to frequent some of its stores in the past that are no longer there moreover, I like using this famed subway station whenever I am traveling back home after walking from the Quartier-des-Spectacles following one of Montreal’s many summer festival events.
This is my contribution for WP weekly photo challenge:”CORNER”.
Seen from north shore two-man crew prepare to unfurl second main sail of small sailing craft on Lac Saint Louis, a part the mighty Saint Lawrence River, as the winds pick up blowing across the waves.
Judging by the numerous “white caps” all around them it seems their timing is spot on during this sunny, warm yet windy Sunday afternoon.
We were visiting the famous Stewart Hall in Pte. Claire to view a minor art exhibition allegedly put on to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary afterwards we walked towards the Lac Saint Louis which borders the old mansion’s grounds.
Stewart Hall originally an “old money” mansion belonged to the Stewart family, who later donated it to Pte.Claire to be used as a community center .
The well kept grounds behind Stewart Hall is a small wooded park with benches and a sort of “sea wall” bordering the water allowing visitors a chance to relax and see the activity on the lake normally teaming with sail boats and other pleasure craft during summer.
I took this long distance picture while sitting on one of the benches and viewing many small craft out on the lake along with various waterfowl like ducks and seagulls flying or floating around near shore.
This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”UNFURL”.