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One-Way Trip

One-way trip riding on steel wire while attached in harness during Montreal en Lumiere winter festival.

One-way trip attached in harness over Montreal’s Quartier-des- Spectacles attached in a harness rolling east along one inch thick braided stainless steel wire.

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One-way trip over Montreal’s Quartier des Spectacles attached in a harness rolling east along a one inch thick braided stainless steel wire from one platform to another.

It was a bright sunny but really cold morning with very few people outdoors on the Quartier festival site when I took this picture of this woman riding the famous “Zip Line” overhead.

The scene is downtown in February, 2015 over Saint Catherine Street during the Montreal en Lumiere winter festival and this young women is enjoying some real excitement speeding on some rollers along the taunt steel wire heading from a high platform located near Bleury Street towards another lower platform near Saint Urbain street.

All participants are dressed in safety gear which includes a protective hard hat and special harness attached to rollers sitting on the stretched braided wire additionally, they also should have they own warm winter gear to keep while doing this trip otherwise, they become  frozen popsicles.

This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”ONE-WAY”

Slide Zip

Cold February 2015 ensured Montreal festival's slide a very slippery track surface to zip toboggan at high speed.

Montreal en Lumiere winter festival’s fast, twisting, ice slide would zip plastic toboggan with passenger down track at  high speed as picture depicts.

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Two years ago weather for the Montreal en Lumiere winter festival’s fast, twisting, ice slide would zip a plastic toboggan and passenger down the track at high-speed as depicted in the picture.

February is usually a bitter, cold month with lots of wind ideal for ice tracks like this one ensuring a very slippery surface and coupled with gravity helps a toboggan or similar transporter move along at a good clip down the slide.

This particular day in February 2015 was very cold and bright and I remember seeking shelter at the nearby Place Complexe Desjardins shopping mall to warm up my hands and face to avoid suffering the effects of frostbite moreover, my digital camera needed warming up too because battery power seemed to fade after a lengthy exposure to the extreme cold outside.

That day I also carried extra batteries to ensure my camera would work and this paid off during the course of my shoot that provided lots of interesting images some that have made their way onto this blog.

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

Toothy Exposure

Exposure to hot sun means disaster for "Mister Toothy" however, February is normally very cold.

Normally long exposure in hot sun for “Mister Toothy” means disaster fortunately, February is  very cold winter month.

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Long exposure to hot sunlight for “Mister Toothy” ice sculpture means disaster fortunately, February is normally a very cold winter month ensuring it long survival.

This art work was on exhibit near the curb on Saint Catherine street in downtown last year during the annual “Montreal en lumiere” winter festival located at the Cartier-des-Spectacles events area.

It replicates or at least attempts to replicate west coast aboriginal totem pole art, I have no idea whether this was the goal however, it does seem to have that look and certainly took a bit of artistic talent to carry out.

The art work was one of several that lined the street at the entrance to this Montreal area winter festival, which once again this year welcomes international visitors to our exciting city.

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