2018 Montreal Jazz Fest Finale

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Saturday July 7th, was the 2018 Montreal International Jazz Festival finale after ten beautiful sunny mostly hot days featuring loads of wonderful music which everybody who came enjoyed. With temperatures soaring near 100 degrees Fahrenheit with no let up until last Wednesday relief came in an overnight rain storm and cooler air breezes making … Continue reading 2018 Montreal Jazz Fest Finale

Inefficient

  It's part of Montreal culture and history, part of Quebec's patrimoine, and helped set the standard on being inefficient with taxpayers hard-earned money. Blowing up or dismantling Montreal"s "Big Owe", the 1976 Olympics Stadium, some say is foolish because the risks involved doing so since the structure is allegedly integrated with other adjacent infrastructures … Continue reading Inefficient

Mentor

  Fr. Emmett Johns, a Roman Catholic priest, was a true mentor to his flock of "lost sheep" as he once referred to them, the destitute, forgotten, homeless, unwanted, young people living on Montreal's mean, scary, uncaring, streets. Ordained a priest on June 6, 1952 Fr. Johns served in at least six parishes on the … Continue reading Mentor

Broken Bikes

  Amidst bags of rubbish remains of two broken bikes rest in pieces awaiting municipal waste disposal team to crush them by garbage truck hydraulic compactor. The scene is September 2017 on Frontenac street in east end of Montreal not very far from the metro (subway) station with same name which I had just left … Continue reading Broken Bikes

Solemn Ceremony

  Overcast, rainy, wet, weather on Pentecost Sunday doesn't stop solemn ceremony in historical huge Notre Dame-des-Neiges cemetery, in Ukrainian Catholic section. Each year this solemn ceremony happens rain or shine to remember and honor all loved ones buried in this cemetery and also deceased relatives and family in the old country, Ukraine. This is … Continue reading Solemn Ceremony

Twisted Letters and Things

Twisted letters and many other interesting street art (graffiti) things are depicted on building wall of small side street cornering Saint Catherine street east in Montreal. A smorgasborg of different images make up this very colorful mural including a blond "princess", "Deathmobile" hot rod sporting "blower" on its hood, burning "Death Head" banner over its … Continue reading Twisted Letters and Things

Skewed Upwards

Modern Montreal high-rise hotel building seems skewed upwards when viewed from bottom in order to incorporate as much as possible of it's height in my picture. The scene is on Rene Levesque boulevard south side just slightly east of Bleury street diagonally across from Complex Desjardins, next to rue Jeanne-Mance. It is situated in an … Continue reading Skewed Upwards