Amerigo Vespucci

This boat is a real jewel. It was nice to see it in the Quebec’s port. Now the Amerigo Vespucci is heading to Boston. Ladies… 🙂

Morning Bells

Those chrurches all over the old town. They all ring at the same time, every morning. Bringning warmth in our heart and light in our mind.

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Learning Grounds

A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Isle-aux-coudres

 

Despite the lack of sun, I could get some interesting details out.

Scene of December 25th 2015

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The Old Bridge

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The Quebec Bridge (Pont de Québec in French) is a road, rail and pedestrian bridge across the lower Saint Lawrence River between Sainte-Foy (since 2002 a western suburb of Quebec City) and Lévis,Quebec, Canada. The project failed twice, at the cost of 88 lives, and took over 30 years to complete.

The Quebec Bridge is a riveted steel truss structure and is 987 m (3,239 ft) long, 29 m (94 ft) wide, and 104 m (340 ft) high. Cantilever arms 177 m (580 ft) long support a 195 m (640 ft) central structure, for a total span of 549 m (1800 ft), still the longest cantilever bridge span in the world. (It was the all-categories longest span in the world until the Ambassador Bridge was completed in 1929.) It is the easternmost (farthest downstream) complete crossing of the Saint Lawrence.

The bridge accommodates three highway lanes (none until 1929, one until 1949, two until 1993), one rail line (two until 1949), and a pedestrian walkway (originally two); at one time it also carried a streetcar line. It has been owned by the Canadian National Railway since 1993.

The Quebec Bridge was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1995.

Source : Wikipedia

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Sliding on Fluid

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« I see music as fluid architecture »
Joni Mitchell

Having fun with Pixeluvo

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Pixeluvo for Linux Mint is pretty interesting so far. This is nothing like Adobe Photoshop but it is so much funnier than GIMP. I am giving it a try for few days and coming back to you with more info.

Take care…

The El Niño effect

When El Niño is calm at the equator, the St-Lawrence’s region is experiencing a winter that deserve is name. We didn’t have much days with temperatures above -20°C (-4°F). This actually means less snow than usual and MORE snow for my fellow bloggers from USA. Still, I can go snowshoes upon a meter of snow at least and I can go for a walk and breathe this freezing air.

…and what gives an early wake + outdoor activities under -20°C ? That gives the bears snoring at 7h00 PM…

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