Pour la création d’un livre, j’ai été engagé cet automne pour faire des photos du montage de l’horloge suisse installé à Québec et offerte dans le cadre du 400e anniversaire de la ville. Offerte par le Canton du Juras, j’ai passé trois jours à documenter le travaille de précision des horlogers lors de son installation.

Il était très impressionnant de voir les horlogers de Richard Mille, créateur de l’horloge, et les Québécois qui s’occuperont de son entretien. Vous constaterez qu’ils utilisent des têtes d’épingle pour huiler les engrenages!

La vitre installée par la suite par la ville de Québec pour protéger l’oeuvre d’art est très réfléchissante. Ces photos prises de l’intérieur sont probablement la meilleure façon d’apprécier le mécanisme de ses 5000 pièces!

Installation de l'horloge Suisse a Quebec

Installation de l'horloge Suisse a Quebec

Installation de l'horloge Suisse a Quebec

Installation de l'horloge Suisse a Quebec

Installation de l'horloge Suisse a Quebec

Installation de l'horloge Suisse a Quebec

Installation de l'horloge Suisse a Quebec

Installation de l'horloge Suisse a Quebec

Installation de l'horloge Suisse a Quebec

Installation de l'horloge Suisse a Quebec

Installation de l'horloge Suisse a Quebec

Installation de l'horloge Suisse a Quebec

Installation de l'horloge Suisse a Quebec

Installation de l'horloge Suisse a Quebec

Installation de l'horloge Suisse a Quebec

Installation de l'horloge Suisse a Quebec

Installation de l'horloge Suisse a Quebec

Installation de l'horloge Suisse a Quebec

Vendredi passé, j’étais en assignation pour l’agence Associated Press et la Humane Society International. Je savais que je devais documenter la saisie d’une usine à chiots, mais comme il s’agissait d’une opération à grande échelle surprise pour les propriétaires, je n’avais pas plus de détail.

Je devais me rendre à un hôtel de Magog. Sur place, deux semi-remorques et un camion cube, la SPA, le MAPAQ, et la Humane Society International. Nous avons eu l’appel, et nous sommes parties en convois pour effectuer la deuxième plus importante saisie de chien dans la province de Québec. Arrivé sur les lieux, la Sureté du Québec était déjà là et avait notifié les propriétaires. La saisie pouvait commencer.

Comme certaines de mes images pourraient être utilisées en cours, ce que je vous montre a dû être approuvé par les autorités. Voici donc une sélection de ce que j’ai vu.

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I was recently in the US state of New York for a travel story: Central New York: that one time where I tried 50 different craft beers and 20 spirits in 5 days

I wanted to learn a little bit more about hops and I was directed to a small hop yard where I discussed the matter with farmer Larry Fisher. The photos did not fit in my story, so here they are.

Hop farm, hop yard
Farmer Larry Fisher walks in is hop farm (hop yard) in Munnsville, NY, Thursday September 12, 2013.
Hop cones
Hop cones are seen in a hop farm (hop yard) in Munnsville, NY, Thursday September 12, 2013. Used primarily as a flavoring and stability agent in beer, hops are the female flowers (also called seed cones or strobiles) of the hop plant.

The small town of Derby Line in Vermont was built on the border. Literally ON the border.

International border inside the Haskell Free Library
A black line marking the international border between the United States and Canada runs in the middle of the Haskell Free Library and Opera House in Derby Line, Vermont Wednesday June 12, 2013. The 103-year-old building was built as a symbol of friendship between the two nations.
Derby Line and Stanstead border marker
Giant flower pots block the road crossing to Canada in Derby Line, Vermont

The border was even more porous when I crossed in 2011. There was no flower pots « guarding » the International border.

Canada United States border
Canadian and American border is pictured between Derby Line, Vermont, and Stanstead, Quebec, Sunday August 7, 2011.

Castillo de San Marcos Fort is located in St. Augustine (Florida), the oldest continuously occupied European-established settlement in continental USA.

St. Augustine has a rich history and many attractions that makes it a premium destination both for history buffs and small families. For instance, the Castillo de San Marcos fort, Made of coquina stones, a US National Monument, is the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States and a major attraction in Saint Augustine.

The Castillo de San Marco is in my 6 things to do and 2 places to eat in St. Augustine story I did for theCelebritycafe.com

Castillo de San Marcos Fort, St. Augustine
The Castillo de San Marcos Fort is pictured in St. Augustine, Florida Saturday April 27, 2013.

Castillo de San Marcos Fort, St. Augustine
Canons are pictured at the Castillo de San Marcos Fort in St. Augustine, Florida

Castillo de San Marcos Fort, St. Augustine
A Canon is pictured at the Castillo de San Marcos Fort in St. Augustine

Castillo de San Marcos Fort, St. Augustine
A reenactor smiles at The Castillo de San Marcos Fort in St. Augustine, Florida

You can find more photos and images in my St. Augustine, Florida stock archive.

In advance for the Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass that begin on May 9, I flew to Florida to take photos and write a story for thecelebritycafe.com: Why The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass might be the best golf tournament to attend. With many photos, I tell you about the Stadium course, the TOURAcademy, and the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Some photos of TPC Sawgrass that goes with the article

TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course
The Stadium course of TPC Sawgrass is pictured in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida Saturday April 27, 2013. The Tournament Players Club at Sawgrass, colloquially known as TPC at Sawgrass, is a golf course that host The Players Championship, a golf tournament on the PGA Tour.

TPC Sawgrass clubhouse
TPC at Sawgrass clubhouse is pictured in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida Saturday April 27, 2013. The Tournament Players Club at Sawgrass, colloquially known as TPC at Sawgrass, is a golf course that host The Players Championship, a golf tournament on the PGA Tour.

TPC Sawgrass clubhouse
TPC at Sawgrass clubhouse is pictured in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

TPC Sawgrass clubhouse
TPC at Sawgrass clubhouse is pictured in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

TPC Sawgrass clubhouse

TPC Sawgrass 17th Island Green

In my stock photo archive, you can find even more photos and images of TPC Sawgrass, the TOURAcademy and the Wolrd Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine, Florida.


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