Canada day in Quebec City

MLNQ protestFLQ founding member Raymond Villeneuve takes part into the annual MLNQ (Mouvement de liberation National du Québec) Canada Day protest in front of the Quebec City hall July 1, 2007. Each year, the MLNQ gather a couple of dozens of hard line separatists to protest the « Canadian colonialism demonstration of Canada Day ».
Technical: Canon EOS 1d Mark II, 1/250 at f8.0 with a 70-200 at 155mm – ISO 200, fill flash

MLNQ protestProtesters take part into the annual MLNQ (Mouvement de liberation National du Québec) Canada Day protest in front of the Quebec City hall July 1, 2007. Each year, the MLNQ gather a couple of dozens of hard line separatists to protest the « Canadian colonialism demonstration of Canada Day »
Technical: Canon EOS 1d Mark II, 1/400 at f5.0 with a 70-200 at 130mm – ISO 200, fill flash

Le Château Frontenac

Le Château Frontenac
Technical: Canon EOS 1d Mark II, 1/800 at f4.0 with a 70-200 at 70mm – ISO 200, polarizing filter

The Château Frontenac grand hotel, one of the most popular attractions in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

Designed by architect Bruce Price, the Château Frontenac was one of a long series of « château » style hotels built for the Canadian Pacific Railway company at the end of the 19th and the start of the 20th century. It opened in 1893, five years after its sister-hotel the Banff Springs. The railway company sought to encourage luxury tourism and bring wealthy travelers to its trains.

The hotel is perched on a tall cape overlooking the Saint Lawrence River, thus giving a spectacular view for several kilometres. The building is the most prominent feature of the Quebec City skyline as seen from across the St. Lawrence, and is a symbol of the city. The hotel is built near the Plains of Abraham, where the British defeated the French in 1759 during the Seven Years’ War (also called the French and Indian War), to annex Quebec (From wikipedia)

More Chateau Frontenac photos and images

Flora

Francis Vachon, flowers photographer? Just for a day. Unfortunatly, the sun was not very cooperative.

Flame PeonyFlame Peony
Technical: Canon EOS 1d Mark II, 1/640 at f3.5 with a 70-200 at 95mm – ISO 200

FlowerAn unknown flower
Technical: Canon EOS 1d Mark II, 1/640 at f4.5 with a 70-200 at 195mm – ISO 200

fleur 2Lupin polyphylle Russel
Technical: Canon EOS 1d Mark II, 1/125 at f6.3 with a 70-200 at 130mm – ISO 200

Water lillyWater lillies
Technical: Canon EOS 1d Mark II, 1/800 at f5.6 with a 70-200 at 145mm – ISO 250

June 24 is the Quebec National Day. On the 23, a huge show is held on the Plains of Abraham, one of the biggest urban park of the world. Here is some photos with artists you have never heard of if you are not from Quebec.

Xavier CaféïneXavier Caféïne

Normand BrathwaiteNormand Brathwaite

France D’AmourFrance D’Amour

Les spectateursEven the sky puts his blue dress!

France D’Amour et Xavier CaféïneFrance D’Amour and Xavier Caféïne have fun into the crowd

Plume LatraversePlume Latraverse

France D’AmourFrance D’Amour

Xavier CaféïneXavier Caféïne have fun with the photographer

Xavier CaféïneXavier Caféïne plays with the spectactor who catched the tie he has trown into the crowd earlier

parade1.jpgA member of the Force Interarmée Afghanistan stands guard during a parade and ceremony for the family and friends of the military leaving for Afghanistan at the Congress Center in Quebec City June, 22, 2007
Technical: Canon EOS 20d, 1/50 at f5.6 with a 16-35 at 35mm – ISO 1600, on camera flash

parade2.jpgA member of the Force Interarmée Afghanistan salutes during a parade and ceremony for the family and friends of the military leaving for Afghanistan at the Congress Center in Quebec City June, 22, 2007
Technical: Canon EOS 1d Mark II, 1/250 at f2.8 with a 70-200 at 90mm – ISO 1000, on camera flash

parade3.jpgMembers of the Force Interarmée Afghanistan waits for the beginning of ceremony for the family and friends of the military leaving for Afghanistan at the Congress Center in Quebec City June, 22, 2007.
Technical: Canon EOS 1d Mark II, 1/125 at f2.8 with a 70-200 at 85mm – ISO 1250

Laurent SimoneauLaurent Simoneau, CEO of Coveo Solutions in Quebec City, has implemented Taleo’s software solution to help him hire new talents despite the IT employment shortage.
Technical: Canon EOS 1d Mark II, 1/200 at f2.8 with a 70-200 at 70mm – ISO 640

Laurent SimoneauLaurent Simoneau, CEO of Coveo Solutions in Quebec City, has implemented Taleo’s software solution to help him hire new talents despite the IT employment shortage.
Technical: Canon EOS 1d Mark II, 1/200 at f1.8 with a 85mm prime lens- ISO 400


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