April 25 2012
I’m a bit late posting today’s images due to getting back late from taking a few night HDR shots around Place des Arts and then getting caught up in another student demonstration that turned ugly.
I’ll start with the peaceful images.
Following on from the success last year, there is an interactive installation on avenue du President Kennedy of swings that are lit and each play a different note when swung. I plan doing a separate post on this installation soon, but for now I wanted to share a shot I took tonight. The semi circle white streaks are the swings in motion.
As I mentioned at the start of the post there was yet another student demonstration tonight. Talks between the Quebec Govenrment and students broke down earlier today and students immediately took to the streets and were out in large numbers tonight. I ran into the march on Sherbrooke street as they headed west, so of course I tagged along. Unfortunately I don’t have a very fast lens and my camera (Nikon 40DX) creates a lot of noise at 1600 ISO, but I thought I would share a few shots anyway.
When the students were on rue Sainte Catherine a few students began smashing windows at which point the police called the march an illegal gathering and began using pepper spray, tear gas and flash bangs to break up the march.
It really doesn’t seem like any end is in sight with the talks breaking down and with frustration setting in, it appears each day the demonstrations are becoming more violent. Hopefully Montreal will return to the fun party city it normally is soon.
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Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.