Fete nationale 2019

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fireworks filled Sunday's night sky for la Fete nationale du Quebec  version 2019, French Canada's secular version of the eve of Saint Jean Baptiste Day. Ever since Quebec's so-called Quiet Revolution capped off by with Rene Levesque's separatist Parti Quebecois the province's religious devotion to its patron saint Saint John the Baptist was morphed … Continue reading Fete nationale 2019

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

Partake In Child Play

Some parents hold sides of huge, billowing, multi-color plastic sheet watching youngsters partake in child play while other parents and children watch. The scene is 2016 out in Montreal's West Island on a partly cloudy day during Quebec's Fete Nationale aka Saint Jean Baptiste Day provincial holiday and many parents are enjoying a work day … Continue reading Partake In Child Play

Entertainment Story

  little girl watches Saint Jean Baptiste entertainment story unfold throughout rainy day resting on her father's lap under umbrella. The scene is 2016 during Quebec's Fete National which originally was its patron saint's day until the separatist Parti Québécois made it a secular event in late 1970's. This little girl along with her father … Continue reading Entertainment Story

Typical Chauvinist Snob

The typical Englishman chauvinist snob holds his pet pug in crook of his left arm meanwhile, staring at Notre Dame Cathedral diagonally across the street. His uptilted head,  long upturned nose, and his stance seems designed to project a perceived, superior, culture reminiscent of the "uber alles" crowd. This bronze sculpture is by noted Québécois … Continue reading Typical Chauvinist Snob

Constant Reminder

Notre Dame Cathedral located at Place D'Armes in old Montreal is a constant reminder of a bygone era, an earlier, gentler, Christian moment in time of our city and province's history. Until the early 1960's in the province of Quebec the French population was the ethnic majority, mostly average, normal, honest, hardworking, Catholics, many with … Continue reading Constant Reminder

Risky Transit

================================================================================================= Kayaker's very risky transit on wind-swept water of Lake Saint Louis thankfully ended landing on north shore in Pte.Claire, Quebec that bright sunny Sunday in September. As the photo clearly shows only one occupant of the small watercraft is wearing a life preserver while paddling on open, choppy, "white cap' populated, already cold, deep, … Continue reading Risky Transit

Kiddie Show Launch

================================================================================================ Kiddie show launch during Saint Jean Baptiste Day celebrations on an outdoor stage in Montreal's West Island filled with cheerful, excited, and happy children watched by their equally excited, happy, parents. Funded by $millions in hard-earned taxpayers money that the Quebec government generously doles out to municipalities to allegedly celebrate province's patron saint, the … Continue reading Kiddie Show Launch

True Believer Grit

========================================================================================================= True believer grit evident on Saint Jean Baptiste Day in mid-afternoon scene during lull in rain as some diehards sit in few rows near stage enjoying great music nobody else would. This year, 2017,  Quebec's patron saint's celebration began as an overcast day with lots of rain drizzle most of the time wetting the … Continue reading True Believer Grit

Confused Message

================================================================================================= A confused message, if there ever was one, given by these two blue colored worker's gloves seems to indicate the number eight judging by the number of glove fingers pointing straight up. Perhaps it means eight more hours or days before the Quebec annual construction holiday period, which would coordinate with the time when … Continue reading Confused Message