lundi 17 décembre 2018

THE SANTA'S ELVES AND POPE FRANCIS - HOLIDAY SEASON 2018


THE SANTA'S ELVES AND POPE FRANCIS - HOLIDAY SEASON 2018 -
By Bernard Bujold
The Santa Claus's Elves say they are a great friend of Pope Francis... 
Is it true? It's impossible to really know this with the Elves, but one thing is certain, the three visitors made it a point to visit the Montreal Mary-Queen-of-the-World Cathedral very early on the morning of December 17th, the day of the birthday of Francis, and to take a moment in front of his picture installed there... 
Happy Birthday dear Pope Francis! 
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dimanche 16 décembre 2018

SANTA CLAUS'S ELVES AND TEA AT THE RITZ - HOLIDAY SEASON 2018




THE ELVES GO FOR TEA AT THE RITZ -
By Bernard Bujold - 
Santa Claus's Elves love to go for tea at the Ritz on Sherbrooke Street and play with the special electric train set up for the holidays. 
THE ELVES are also enjoying their annual visit to do some tricks like to light the fireplace, for the greatest pleasure of the other guests on site. 
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vendredi 14 décembre 2018

SANTA CLAUS'S ELVES AND BREAKFAST AT BIRKS- HOLIDAYS SEASON 2018


SANTA CLAUS'S ELVES AND BREAKFAST AT BIRKS - HOLIDAYS 2018 
By Bernard Bujold -
The Santa Claus Elves love to discover Montreal and they invaded the new restaurant at BIRKS, the French brasserie Henri. 
A masterpiece of a restaurant where the atmosphere of the holidays 2018 is present like nowhere else! Long live the holidays and long live Birks! 
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jeudi 13 décembre 2018

THE ELVES DISCOVERS THE READING...


THE ELVES DISCOVER THE READING... 
By Bernard Bujold -
Santa's Elves have discovered reading... 
I helped them make their choice of books for the holiday season 2018: 
1. LOUISE PENNY and her new polar whose riddles are really unpredictable but of a quite logical reality (the action takes place in part in the Golden Square Mile of Montreal);   
2. MAN'S SEARCH FOR MEANING, the book that MARIA SHARAPOVA made me discover; 
3. 12 RULES FOR LIFE, my son's favorite book; 
4. LAST MAN STANDING, a novel in the style of the best TV series of the NCIS genre, FBI, SEALS, etc .; 
5. THINK AND GROW RICH, a book I have read at least twenty times since my adolescence, and which I read again today, to inspire for spiritual and financial wealth; 
6. THE SPY AND THE TRAITOR, a biographical account involving a Russian spy, a book quite appropriate at this time of the Arab Prince, Vladimir Putin and the Mueller inquiry about our friend Donald Trump. 
Happy reading during the holidays to all! 
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THE GILBERT ROZON CASE - 2018


GILBERT ROZON AND SEXUAL CHARGES - 
An excellent analysis of this case Gilbert Rozon is published in the media La Presse! 
We can summarize the situation with a sentence: "In front of the media, you need a story but in front of justice, you need proof." 
To be continued... 
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dimanche 9 décembre 2018

THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN 2019


THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN 2019 
By Bernard Bujold 
If there is an exhibition to be seen during the holiday season it is the one on photography presented at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. A way to better understand what photography is in this modern era and with the new year 2019 on our doorstep. 
The photos on display come from the collection Jack Lazare, a Montreal collector. 
I visited the exhibition and I can say that, although sober and easy in terms of images, everything about the art of photography is found in this presentation. For young photographers as well as for experts, as for the general public, a look at this collection of a hundred photos becomes a real total look at what photography is about. Everything is there and you just have to look to understand and learn. 
For fans of anecdotes, the opening photo from the presentation is a topic of discussion among photographers since several years. Indeed the image "Migrant Mother" by Dorothea Lange was taken in 1936. In 1939, the author decided to erase in the dark room the thumb of the woman that we saw at the bottom of the image (a kind of maneuver like the photoshop of today...). 
The photo exhibition at the Museum continues until April 28, 2019 Note that between December 22 and January 6 access to the museum is free for the general public except the main exhibition (Calder). 
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samedi 8 décembre 2018

PARIS IS BURNING... Edition 2018



PARIS IS BURNING... EDITION 2018
By Bernard Bujold 
The city of Paris is the seat of attacks by "Yellow Vests" that one would think to come directly from the time of Marie Antoinette and the French Revolution! 
President Emmanuel Macron is absent from the public square since a week and he lost control of the situation. 
What will be the conclusion of these revolts? 
Concerns are emerging across the whole global political spectrum. 
To be continued! 
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