Thursday, December 28, 2017

Christmas Time

Canada/Montreal, Christmas Time!
Although the month and date of Jesus' birth are unknown, by the early-to-mid fourth century the Western Christian Church had placed Christmas on December 25, a date that was later adopted in the East.Today, most Christians celebrate on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar, which has been adopted almost universally in the civil calendars used in countries throughout the world.
However, some Eastern Christian Churches celebrate Christmas on December 25 of the older Julian calendar, which currently corresponds to January 7 in the Gregorian calendar, the day after the Western Christian Church celebrates the Epiphany. This is not a disagreement over the date of Christmas as such, but rather a preference of which calendar should be used to determine the day that is December 25.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Complexe Desjardins

Canada/Montreal, Christmas in Complexe Desjardins!
Complexe Desjardins is a mixed-use shopping mall and office located in downtown of Montreal. 
Its architectural design consists of several towers. This design produces the effect of an indoor square.
The Complexe Desjardins is connected by the underground city to Place des Arts and the Place-des-Arts Metro station to the north, and the Complexe Guy-Favreau, the Palais des congrès de Montréal, and Place-d'Armes Metro station to the south.

#Canada #Montreal #Montréal #mtl #quebec #Cold #Snowy #Winter #snow #windy #icy #freezing #December #November #windchill #montrealsnow #hiver #urban #montrealwinter #ComplexeDesjardins #Christmas

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Cold snowy winter started

Canada/Montreal, Cold snowy winter started. 
Winter brings cold, snowy, windy, and, at times, icy weather, with a daily average ranging from −9 in January. However, some winter days rise above freezing with rain.
Usually, snow covering some or all bare ground lasts on average from the first or second week of December until the last week of March. While the air temperature does not fall below −30 °C every year, the wind chill often makes the temperature feel this low to exposed skin.

#Canada #Montreal #Montréal #mtl #quebec #Cold #Snowy #Winter #snow #windy #icy #freezing #December #November #windchill #montrealsnow #hiver #firstsnowday #urban #montrealwinter

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Kayaking at Wapizagonke lake

Canada/Quebec, Kayaking at Wapizagonke lake!
Kayaking is a water-sport that involves paddling using a double-bladed oar and a small boat that known kayak. The kayaks come in a variety of types and sizes depending on their intended use. Most kayaks feature an enclosed deck that covers the legs. The boat sits low in the water and usually only accommodates a single paddler, but tandem kayaks hold two people.
#Canada #Quebec #Wapizagonkelake #LacWapizagonke #Kayak #Kayaking #lake #Sport #watersport #boat #canoe

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Cabot Square in autumn

Canada/Montreal, Cabot Square in autumn!
Cabot Square opened in 1870 is an urban square in Montreal that located in the Shaughnessy Village neighborhood close to Pepsi Forum.
It takes the form of an urban green space and may otherwise be described as a park, though its status as a public square means there is a generally unenforceable curfew.
An access point to the Montreal Underground City can be found at the Northwestern corner of the square.
Installation artwork and conceptual sculptures have been integrated into the square as part of a broad urban beautification plan.
The monument to Italian-born English explorer John Cabot, was unveiled on 1935.

#Canada #Montreal #Quebec #mtl #Cabotsquare #johncabot #Cabot #Fall #Autumn #Autumne #atwater #montrealforum #pepsiforum # urban #ShaughnessyVillage #statue #monument #artwork #1870 

Sunday, November 12, 2017

The last days of autumn

Canada/Quebec, The last days of autumn!
There is the last days of autumn and winter is behind the door, but the sun's still beating down.
When you need to seat and enjoy of amazing and colorful autumn, a folding chair with some back support is a good choice.  
Eastern Canada is famous for its autumnal foliage. Thousands shades of red, orange, gold, yellow and everything in between can be seen in the region.

#Canada #Quebec #Québec #autumn #automne #foldingchair # colorful #easterncanada #tree #forest #fall #green #vert
#Camping #MauricieNP #pnMauricie #nationalpark #parcnational  #nature

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Montreal Forum

Canada/Montreal, Montreal Forum!
Montreal Forum (Le Forum de Montréal), the most storied building in hockey history, was an indoor arena located facing Cabot Square. It was the home of the Montreal Canadiens - HABS - from 1926 to 1996. The club's official name is le Club de hockey Canadien. The Forum was built in 159 days. Located at the northeast corner of Atwater and Ste-Catherine West, the building was historically significant as it was home to 24 Stanley Cup championships (22 of the Canadiens and two of the Montreal Maroons, for whom the arena was originally built). 
It was then completely gutted and converted into a downtown entertainment center called the Pepsi Forum, consisting of an AMC Theatres multiplex theater (now Cineplex Odeon), shops and restaurants. Center ice has been recreated in the center of the complex complete with a small section of the grandstand, along with a statue of a fan leaning forward in delight, while original seats are used as benches throughout the complex.
#Canada #Montreal #Montréal #MTL #Quebec #Québec #MontrealForum #LeForumdeMontréal #PepsiForum #AtWater #Arena  #MontrealCanadian #HABS #CanadiensMontréal #GoHABSGo  #CanadiensMTL #leClubdehockeyCanadien #hockey
#AMC #Cineplex #Cinema #SteCatherine 

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Colors festival at the Laurentian Mountains

Canada/Quebec, Colors festival at the Laurentian Mountains!
Quebec is famous for its autumn colors. The prevalent are sugar maple trees, the provincial yellow birch and the American beech. Try the Laurentian Mountains for one of the most beautiful displays of fall foliage in North America. Colors begin their peak at the end of September and continue until late October in lower elevations and more southern locations. 
#Canada #Quebec #Québec #LaurentianMountains #MontagnesLaurentienne
#QuebecAutumn  #Autumn #Autumncolors #Autumnroad #Colorsfestival #couleursautomne

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Happy Halloween

Canada/Montreal, Happy Halloween!
Halloween is a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October. It is widely believed that many Halloween traditions originated from ancient Celtic harvest festivals, particularly the Gaelic festival Samhain; that such festivals may have had pagan roots; and that Samhain itself was Christianized as Halloween by the early Church.
Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (or the related guising), attending Halloween costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, divination games, playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories, and watching horror films. 
Homes are often decorated with elements of the autumn season, such as pumpkins, corn husks, and scarecrows, are also prevalent. Halloween imagery includes themes of death, evil, and mythical monsters. Black, orange, and sometimes purple are Halloween's traditional colors.
#Montreal #Halloween #trickortreat #Halloweendecorating 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

La Mauricie National Park

Canada/La Mauricie National Park,
The Pines Island (Île aux pins) in the middle of Lake Wapizagonke in La Mauricie National Park (Parc national de la Mauricie).
The park's forests have regrown and contain a mixture of conifers and mixed deciduous trees. Parks forests were once dominated by white pine. Logging in the 21st century and forest fires have contributed to a major decrease; today white pine accounts for only 1% of the trees of the park. To overcome this scarcity, the park has conducted prescribed burns since 1994 in order to eliminate competing species and facilitate the germination of seedlings.
#Canada #Quebec #Shawinigan #Laurentianmountains 
#Wildlife #MauricieNP #pnMauricie #nationalpark #parcnational  #nature #fall #autumn #automne
#lake #lac #Ileauxpins #Ile #Island #Wapizagonke

Sunday, October 29, 2017

La Mauricie National Park, Shawinigan

Canada/La Mauricie National Park,
La Mauricie National Park is located in the Mauricie region of Quebec, Canada. The park contains 150 lakes and many ponds.
#Canada #Quebec #Shawinigan #Laurentianmountains 
#Wildlife #MauricieNP #pnMauricie #nationalpark #parcnational  #nature #fall #autumn #automne #lake #lac

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Parc national de la Mauricie

Canada/La Mauricie National Park,
La Mauricie National Park (Parc national de la Mauricie) is located near Shawinigan in the Laurentian mountains, in the Mauricie region of Quebec, Canada. It covers 536 km2 in the southern Canadian Shield region bordering the Saint Lawrence lowlands. The park contains 150 lakes and many ponds.
The forests in this region were logged from the middle of the 19th century to the early 20th century. The park's forests have regrown and contain a mixture of conifers and mixed deciduous trees.
Wildlife in the park includes moose, black bears, beavers and otters. It supports a small number of wood turtles, rare in Canada. The park is a popular location for camping, canoeing and kayaking.
#Canada #Park #Parc #Quebec #Shawinigan #Laurentianmountains 
#Wildlife #Camping #MauricieNP #pnMauricie #nationalpark #parcnational  #nature #fall #autumn #automne

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The CN Tower

Canada/Toronto, The CN Tower!
The CN Tower is a 553.3 m-high (1,815.3 ft) concrete communications and observation tower in downtown Toronto, Canada. Built on the former Railway Lands, it was completed in 1976, and held the record for the world's tallest free-standing structure for 32 years from 1975–2007 and was the world's tallest tower until 2009. It is a signature icon of Toronto's skyline, attracting more than two million international visitors annually.
Its name "CN" originally referred to Canadian National, the railway company that built the tower. 
#CNTower #TourCN #Sky #skyline #skyscraper
#Toronto #Canada #Ontario

Monday, October 23, 2017

Squirrel & French fries

Canada/Montreal, A squirrel is eating a french fries!
Squirrels cannot digest cellulose, so they must rely on foods rich in protein, carbohydrates, and fats. In temperate regions, early spring is the hardest time of year for squirrels, because buried nuts begin to sprout and are no longer available for the squirrel to eat, and new food sources have not become available yet. During these times, squirrels rely heavily on the buds of trees. Squirrels' diets consist primarily of a wide variety of plants, including nuts, seeds, conifer cones, fruits, fungi, and green vegetation. However, some squirrels also consume meat, especially when faced with hunger. Squirrels have been known to eat insects, eggs, small birds, young snakes, and smaller rodents.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Sir George Etienne Cartier Monument

Canada/Montreal, The Sir George Etienne Cartier Monument!
The Monument to George-Étienne Cartier is a national monument erected in 1919 located opposite Jeanne-Mance Park , east of Mount Royal in Montreal . He was raised by a committee which obtained subscriptions in all parts of the British Empire as well as in the United States. At the time of its construction, it was therefore of international as well as national significance.
It was commissioned to celebrate the hundredth birthday of George-Étienne Cartier in 1914 but was delayed because of the war . The inauguration ceremony took place on September 6, 1919. The monument was unveiled by King George V himself of the castle of Balmoral by the press of an electric button.
Sir George-Étienne Cartier, 1st Baronet, was a Canadian statesman and Father of Confederation.
Top 30 meters, it consists of 18 bronze figures placed with granite blocks. It is the work of the sculptor George William Hill.
The monument is topped by a winged Goddess of Liberty.
#Montreal #mtl #montréal # Statut #goddesofliberty #GeorgeEtienneCartier #GeorgeÉtienneCartier #art #Quebec #Canada #Confederation

Monday, October 16, 2017

Saint Joseph's Oratory

Canada/Montreal, Saint Joseph's Oratory!
Saint Joseph's Oratory is a Roman Catholic minor basilica and national shrine on Westmount Summit in Montreal, Quebec. It is Canada's largest church and the twenty-seventh largest church building in the world. It was completed in 1967.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Rideau Canal National Historic Site & oTenTik

Canada/Rideau Canal National Historic Site & oTenTik,
The Rideau Canal, also known unofficially as the Rideau Waterway, connects Canada's capital city of Ottawa, Ontario, to Lake Ontario and the Saint Lawrence River at Kingston, Ontario. It is 202 kilometres in length. The name Rideau, French for "curtain," is derived from the curtain-like appearance of the Rideau River's twin waterfalls where they join the Ottawa River. The canal system uses sections of two rivers, the Rideau and the Cataraqui, as well as several lakes. The Rideau Canal is operated by Parks Canada.
oTENTik: A cross between a rustic cabin and a tent, the Parks Canada oTENTik is a relaxing, easier way to experience camping. The oTENTik accommodations at Upper Nicholsons Lockstation, Beveridges Lockstation, Narrows Lockstation, and Upper Brewers Lockstation provide an ideal base camp for exploring historic canals.

Friday, September 08, 2017

Campobello Island, Herring cove park

Canada/Campobello Island, Herring cove park!
Herring Cove Provincial Park is a provincial park and a nature-lover’s island paradise located on Campobello Island on New Brunswick’s Bay of Fundy. 
The park is a hiker’s delight offering several unique trails of varying lengths. Hike the Carriage Road through a forest of ancient spruce, across log bridges and around a small pond, or follow an old logging road once used by the Roosevelts.
Wildlife and birdlife abound at Herring Cove. Bald eagles, osprey and beavers are among the many species that can be observed along the trails at the park.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

New Brunswick - Trip

Canad/New Brunswick, Trip!
New Brunswick is one of Canada's three Maritime provinces and is the only constitutionally bilingual (English–French) province.
New Brunswick, one of the four original provinces of Canada, entered the Canadian Confederation on July 1, 1867.
New Brunswick is bordered on the north by Quebec's Gaspé Peninsula and by Chaleur Bay. The eastern boundary is formed by the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and Northumberland Strait. The southeast corner of the province is connected to the Nova Scotia peninsula by the narrow Isthmus of Chignecto. The south of the province is bounded by the Bay of Fundy coast, (which with a rise of 16 m (52 ft), has amongest the highest tides in the world). The US state of Maine forms the western boundary. 

Monday, August 28, 2017

Saint-Zotique, Beach

Canada/Saint-Zotique, Beach!
Saint-Zotique beach is about 40 min. from Montreal. The beach is sandy and the water is shallow. There are picnic tables,BBQ facilities, tennis courts and a snack bar. It has a huge sandy beach, a friendly swimming area, and lots of fun in nature. With cute vacation huts and party booths, you can pretend like you are in Punta Cana while you are actually right here in Quebec!

#Canada #Quebec #SaintZotique #Beach #picnic #swimming #vacation

Friday, July 07, 2017

Jazz Festival

Canada/Montreal, Jazz Festival!
Montreal International Jazz Festival is an annual jazz festival held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Montreal Jazz Fest holds the 2004 Guinness World Record as the world's largest jazz festival. Every year it features roughly 3,000 artists from 30-odd countries, more than 650 concerts (including 450 free outdoor performances), and welcomes over 2 million visitors as well as 300 accredited journalists. The festival takes place at 20 different stages, which include free outdoor stages and indoor concert halls.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Laval Sunset

Canada/Laval, Sunset!
During sunset, as a ray of white sunlight travels through the atmosphere to an observer, some of the colors are scattered out of the beam by air molecules and airborne particles, changing the final color of the beam the viewer sees. Because the shorter wavelength components, such as blue and green, scatter more strongly, these colors are preferentially removed from the beam. At sunset, when the path through the atmosphere is longer, the blue and green components are removed almost completely, leaving the longer wavelength orange and red hues we see at those times. The remaining reddened sunlight can then be scattered by cloud droplets and other relatively large particles to light up the horizon red and orange.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Good Feeling

Good Feeling!

#GoodFeeling #flower #happiness #violet

Tuesday, May 09, 2017


Canada/Île Bizard, Flooding!
On May 2017, Eastern Canada experienced flooding after excessive rainfall, with Quebec flooded the most. Montreal and Laval then declared a state of emergency over the flooding.
In Montreal, 179 residents have been evacuated from their homes. The flooding has also forced Sacré-Coeur Hospital in Ahuntsic to transfer 86 patients to a mental health hospital in Rivières-des-Prairies.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Fresh Almond

Canada/Montreal, Fresh Almond!
Fresh Almond fruit is at the beginning of the tree, which is somewhat rigid and its outer cortex is green and covered with delicate fluff. Inside it is a veil that is white and soft and holds the juicy and thin almond brains. The almond shells are harder to find, and the almonds are also found in their final shape. Since the fruit is young and is still not full-fledged, it is called almonds. This is only available at the beginning of spring, if it is left until summer and it will turn into almonds.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Happy Nowruz

Canada/Montreal, Happy Nowruz!
Nowruz (literally "new day") is the name of the Iranian New Year, also known as the Persian New Year, which is celebrated worldwide by the Iranians, along with some other ethno-linguistic groups, as the beginning of the New Year.
Although having Iranian and religious Zoroastrian origins, Nowruz has been celebrated by people from diverse ethno-linguistic communities. It has been celebrated for over 3,000 years in Western Asia, Central Asia, the Caucasus, the Black Sea Basin, and the Balkans. It is a secular holiday for most celebrants that is enjoyed by people of several different faiths.
Nowruz is the day of the vernal equinox, and marks the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. It marks the first day of the first month (Farvardin) in the Iranian calendar. It usually occurs on March 21 or the previous or following day, depending on where it is observed. The moment the sun crosses the celestial equator and equalizes night and day is calculated exactly every year, and families gather together to observe the rituals.