Saturday, October 25, 2014

AT THE PARK (295/365 DAYS, 4.0)

On a recent stroll, 
as the breeze kept most Montrealers shivering despite their coats and scarves, 
making quite a few stare at me as I walked around STILL in my shorts, 
(I did wear socks in my shoes though...), 
I stopped by a small park squeezed in between two buildings. 
Green spaces come at a premium, 
so it is nice to see a park where condos could easily stand. 
This here is the Hydro-Quebec Park
designed by the same architect that changed the sky over the Gay Village, 
with those strings of pink balls
and created a beach at the Old Port, 
among many other projects, 


"DOWNTOWN PARK [MONTREAL, 2014]" 

While I always saw people lingering about during summertime, 
it was now empty, 
perfect for me to take a few pictures.


" * [MONTREAL, 2014]"

I love the shape of those benches, 
offering the possibility of being convivial 
or allowing some privacy if one wishes it so.


"JUXTAPOSITION [MONTREAL, 2014]" 

The scribblings over the wall of the theater next door 
offer a great background for these trees. 
Since one can't forget one is sitting downtown, 
might as well make it interesting. 


"AUTUMN [MONTREAL, 2014]" 

I do love the muted colors at this time of the year. 


"OCTOBER YELLOW [MONTREAL, 2014]" 

The days are getting shorter, 
rain is the main course on the menu, 
but I still wander the streets of the city. 

Actually, 
I am contemplating a scary experience for today 
as zombies are expected to roam the streets of Montreal, 
even if rain is in the forecast. 
The sun is rising, 
pastel shades coloring the clouds... 
My camera's battery is fully charged 
and I am ready to face whatever comes.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

OH CANADA!! (295/365 DAYS, 4.0)


"CANADIAN FLAG at HALF MAST [MONTREAL, 2014]"

I usually feel this only during the Winter or Summer Olympic Games, 
but this Quebec separatist is feeling VERY Canadian right now, 
in solidarity with my fellow citizens. 
Our country finds itself in dismay after the two violent events this week, 
one in St-Jean-de-Richelieu, 
(south of Montreal), 
and in Ottawa, 
the capital of this country. 
Two nutcases committed acts of terror, 
leaving a few injured and two dead. 
Two soldiers who should have been safe, 
being in their homeland... 
The two culprits are dead, 
which satisfies me. 
No trial and detention for these. 
I do not name them as they do not deserve any kind of recognition. 
They shall be forgotten [quickly]. 
I wish to mention those who have fallen though, 
innocents in these times of madness: 


Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent
cowardly run over by a car. 


Corporal Nathan Cirillo
gunned down with no chance to defend himself.

We will remember them!!

We may be in shock but we are still standing. 
Blood has been spilled on our land but we remain resolute. 
Resolute to protect and defend the values we stand for, 
the kind of values that make the envy of the world. 
WE ARE CANADIANS!! 
Despite our differences in creed or political views, 
color, race or lifestyle, 
WE STAND UNITED!! 



YOU WILL BE DEFEATED!!! 
That is a promise...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

AUTUMN (293/365 DAYS, 4.0)

Despite the cold, 
(I even wore socks yesterday, 
but still sporting shorts, 
with a vest...), 
despite the grey clouds, 
and the rain... 
I enjoy the change of colors in the city, 
the streets and sidewalks covered with fallen leaves, 
more and more trees showing their bare limbs 
as they sway in the wind, 
gently slipping into slumber.


"SHADES of AUTUMN [MONTREAL, 2014]" 

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