dimanche 30 juin 2013

The art of aging well...

by Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1.com) -
Another year of life to my calendar... (June 2013).
A friend who wanted to give me an original gift invited me to choose the book I wanted to put at my bedside for the next year... 
I chose: Book of Mathematics by The New York Times. 
It is said that Mathematics are the most accurate of science and I believe it. I love math! 
Unfortunately, the age of a person is not really a question influenced by mathematics but by biology, a science which is not quite as accurate... 
The secret to aging well as Woody Allen said: "Basket Weaving..." 
I try to apply the philosophy of life of Woody and I continue every day to make wicker baskets! 
Thank you to all for your good birthday wishes and thoughts! 
Photo 1 and 3: Bernard Bujold;
Photo 2: Glasses Woody Allen;
See interview Woody Allen - The Wall Street Journal;

jeudi 27 juin 2013

Happy Birthday Philippe Schnobb!

by Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1.com) - 
The former journalist and future candidate for the City Hall of Montreal Philippe Schnobb is celebrating today Thursday, June 27, 2013 its 49 years! 
I've always had great respect and admiration for the work of Philippe as host and journalist with Radio-Canada. He had the distinction of being always objective. 
The announcement that he would nominate himself as a candidate in municipal politics surprised me and created a kind of ambiguity. If he was presenting himself to be the mayor I would have voted handily for him but, according to my political beliefs, I cannot in any way agree with what Denis Coderre is representing as a politician and he is the leader of the team in which Philippe is a member. 
Fortunately, after verification, I confirmed that Schnobb is not the running mate so if Coderre is not elected mayor, Philippe will not have to give him his place. I can vote for Philippe in Ville Marie (St-Jacques) and for another Montreal mayoral candidate, which is many others will also do, I think... 
The political ambiguity is often present in election campaigns. At the federal level, I am a great admirer of the work and devotion of the young MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau. But as Prime Minister I will not vote for Thomas Mulcair because I'm a fan and admirer of Justin Trudeau and that since he was introduced for the first time in Papineau. Justin is therefore assured of my vote in the next election but since I do not live in the riding of Ruth, I will not have to choose between the two ( Justin or Ruth). 
I am also a fan of Laureen Harper but, that is another story... 
In conclusion, I would like to wish "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" to Philippe Schobb. One more year and he would have highlighted the fiftieth anniversary of his life by joining the City Hall, which I am convinced he will do on next November 3. 
Photo 1: Philippe Schnobb:
Photo 2: City Hall of Montreal;
Photo 3: Justin Trudeau;
Photo 4: Ruth Ellen Brosseau;
See site Facebook Philippe Schnobb
See Justin Trudeau Facebook website
See site Facebook Ruth Ellen Brosseau ;

mardi 25 juin 2013

CONRAD BLACK - Flight of the Eagle

By Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1.com) -
I took advantage of the long weekend of the Fête nationale du Québec to finish reading the recent historical work by Conrad Black "Flight of the Eagle".
A wonderful book, full but easy to read and which provides an accurate look at the development of the whole of the North America and the rivalry between France and England as well as the United States against Europe.
The book also offers a special focus on Quebec and his reading was particularly inspiring on the weekend celebrating Quebec nationalism... All those interested in the issue of nationalism will find inspiration and answers by reading the document of Conrad Black. The first conclusion is that if France had wanted to, she could have colonized all of North America but she has preferred to place its priorities elsewhere. The British from London were more ambitious and they kept Quebec in their conquests...
Since the book concern directly the United States, we also understand better after reading it what drives this country and we can even better interpret current events as the Edward Snowden case and have a better understanding of the thinking by American politicians.
I recommend this book to anyone interested in the political situation whether it is in the World, Quebec, Canada, or even at the municipal level like Montreal as the politics of a country first begins in its towns and villages...
Happy reading!
Photo 1: Cover of the book:
Photo 2: Conrad Black;
Photo 3: Plains of Abraham, Chateau Frontenac in Quebec;
Photo 4: Last chapter of the book;
See official website of the book;

dimanche 23 juin 2013

National Day of Quebec 2013

Happy National Day of Quebec on June 24, 2013... 
Photo 1: Plains of Abraham, Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City.
See LeStudio1.com ;

samedi 22 juin 2013

Henri Cartier-Bresson, Photographer

Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) is one of the greatest modern photographers. It is interesting to note that even before the digital and iPhone Cartier-Bresson prefered small cameras for their portability and their silent, fast and discreet operation. He used a Leica M3. 
Here is an interview conducted by The New York Times. 
Photo 1 and 2: Henri Cartier-Bresson ;
See interview The New York Times ;

mardi 18 juin 2013

SUMMER 2013...

LeStudio1.com took the lead holidays and it is gone to the lake... 
Good summer 2013 to all! 
Photo 1: Bernard Bujold (leStudio1.com)
Photo 2: Mademoiselle X LeStudio1.com ;
Photo 3: Private Lake Mont-Tremblant (Quebec);
See photo LeStudio1.com ;


It was one year ago (19 May 2012) that Julian Assange took refuge inside the walls of the Embassy of Ecuador in London. LeStudio1.com wish good luck to the founder of Wikileaks. 
Photo 1 and 2: Julian Assange London;
See interview with Julian Assange (French)
See interview with Julian Assange (English);

lundi 17 juin 2013

The city of Montreal is in flames...

By Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1.com) -
One solution for the city of Montreal: we must find a JOHN WAYNE to save the town from the bandits? 
The situation is very critical and no serious solution in sight because, unfortunately, there is no lone cowboy coming to save citizens... The November elections may be very disappointing as currently none of the potential candidates is up to the challenge! 
There should be a candidate of the caliber of Serge Ménard to head the city of Montreal. Is he interested? That is the question? So far, a dozen serious candidates were approached from Gaétan Frigon, Lise Bissonnette to Gilbert Rozon but no one has agreed to run for mayor. 
To be continued... 
Photo 1 and 2: John Wayne, Michael Applebaum, Gérald Tremblay and Denis Coderre;
Photo 3: City of Montreal and Serge Ménard;
See story La Presse ;
See story The Montreal Gazette ;

vendredi 14 juin 2013

SUPERMAN is in town...

Superman is in town. The superhero visited his friend Bernard Bujold of LeStudio1.com and invited him to a fly in the sky of Montreal... 
Superman is celebrating in 2013 its 75th anniversary of creation. One of the co-authors of this character, Joe Shuster, is a Canadian born in Toronto. The other author is Jerry Siegel. 
Happy Birthday Superman!
Photo 4: SUPERMAN;
See photographs visit SUPERMAN;

mardi 11 juin 2013


By Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1.com) - 
I just finished reading the new novel by Dan Brown INFERNO. A very entertaining book that approximates an action film in the James Bond style. Over 104 short chapters but all very exciting with engaging characters. 
Dan Brown has chosen to base his story in Florence Italy but carrying the conclusion to Istanbul in Turkey, a few blocks from the famous Taksim park which currently held the murderous events that we know. In INFERNO novel, there is a threat of doom much like the one of September 11, 2001 in New York and the survival of the world is in danger. 
In a way, Brown was visionary by choosing Istanbul, a historic city with between 13 and 16 million people. Hope that the conclusion of real Istanbul clashes experience the same outcome as the fictional story of Dan Brown. 
The novel Inferno is no comparison to The Da Vinci Code, but it remains a pleasant entertainment for those who love history, travel and suspense. Happy reading! 
 Photo 1 and 2: BOOK INFERNO;
Photo 3, 4 and 5: ISTANBUL;
Photo 6: Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1.com);
See photo critic of the book
See pictures official book launch;

lundi 10 juin 2013


By Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1.com) - 
The Grand Prix F1 of Canada 2013 is now over and they packed tents and other party accessories. 
Is the event worth the financial cost? It seems that the economic benefits are nowhere near the $100 million advanced by organizers but around only $ 32million from a precise accounting study... According to me, everything has an end and you have to renew. Personally, I prefer more human sports like tennis, which are much less expensive to organize and a lot more beneficial for many in the whole community. That said, I offer my condolences to the family of the technician crushed fatally by crane after the end of the race. This accident should never have happened! 
Photo 1: Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1.com);
Photo 2, 3 and 4: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve;
Photo 5: Accident crane;
See report economic benefits
See report fatal accident
See PHOTO ALBUM LeStudio1.com;


By Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1.com) - 
RAFAEL NADAL won his eighth championship tournament at Roland Garros 2013 edition. The champion also celebrated his 27th birthday during the Paris tournament (3 June 2013). 
I watch Rafa's career since his debut when he was only 17 years and I had the chance to meet him and take pictures of him several times during his visits to Montreal. I love the champion who is always extremely kind outside competition. Indeed, Nadal is a different man when playing a sport. He plays to win! 
Congratulations Rafa and long continuity! "Rafa will Enhorabuena continuidad larga!" 
A highlight of the final was the protesters who demanded the resignation of the President of France. The champion Nadal had to be temporarily protected by security guards... 
Photo 1 and 2: Rafael Nadal;
Photo 3 and 4: Roland Garros;
Photo 5: Demonstration;
See interview Rafael Nadal
See story demonstration  ;

jeudi 6 juin 2013

MISS FOXY is moving...

By Miss Foxy (LeStudio1.com). -
Do not look for me at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve racing since I left. Me and the noise of cars and F1 fans is too much for my ability to adapt... I moved! 
Thank you to my friend Bernard Bujold for her help in finding a new land! 
Photo 1 and 2: Miss Foxy:
Photo 3: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve;
Photo 4: Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1.com);
See PHOTO ALBUM LeStudio1.com;

mercredi 5 juin 2013


By Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1.com) - 
The Grand Prix F1 of Canada 2013 will be held in Montreal from June 7 to 9. This event is one of the most prestigious presented in Montreal. I've long been a fan of the circuit, but what I like now is to run out of season on the race track with my bicycle or in a private car. 
This activity has several advantages: less noise; ease of access to the site; and inexpensive (free...). I'm not the only one to have this passion and you can see many Montrealers enjoying a walk on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. 
Here is a photo report of a visit to this race track a few days before the real competition. 
Photo 1, 3,4,5,6 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve;
Photo 2: Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1.com);
See PHOTO ALBUM LeStudio1.com ;