Tag Archives: Place du Canada

Cannon Fodder Brave

Two Montreal office workers seem about to cross line imaginary of fire of centuries old black power artillery piece in park.

Montreal office workers are cannon fodder brave walking in front of centuries old black powder artillery piece near John A. MacDonald’s monument at Place du Canada park.

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Some Montreal office workers are cannon fodder brave walking into imaginary line of fire from centuries old black powder artillery piece near John A MacDonald’s statue.

Both men seem about to cross in front of huge black painted old brass cannon fortunately it is inert, only a decoration piece, part of a duo resting in front of Canada’s first prime minister’s granite and metal monument.

Just imagine when these cannon were in use manned by military gun crew making such passage suicide to passersby, especially if the fuse was already lit ready to set off the charge.

Looking at size of that bore it would no doubt punch a massive hole through anyone unlucky to be in the way probably tearing them in half..wow, what a mess that would be!

The scene is Place du Canada (formerly Dominion Square) with Mary Queen of the World Cathedral looming in background on picture’s left, the Marriott Chateau Champlain Hotel in back, St. George’s Anglican Church, and Windsor Station both hidden on right.

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

Pedestrian Rest

Pedestrian takes rest on a park bench and seems dead to the world perhaps after a hard stressful day.

Pedestrian takes rest on a park bench towards end of hard day while nearby is mobile fast food truck selling
fries, hotdogs, burgers, soft drinks, and other assorted goodies to lined up fellow pedestrians.

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Towards end of hard day pedestrian takes rest on a park bench nearby is mobile fast food truck where other fellow pedestrians lined up for some fries, hotdogs, burgers, soft drinks, and other goodies for supper.

This fellow seems dead to the world perhaps, he really had a very stressful day at office or had a problem sleeping the previous night, or may be he just wants to enjoy the evening’s last warm sun rays warming his face who knows!

The scene is Place du Canada park, downtown Montreal, at intersection of Metcalf street and Rene Levesque boulevard with the old Sun Life building looming in background and Mary Queen Of The World Cathedral (not shown) on extreme right of picture.

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