Learning in Québec
- Sylvia Ann Manning
- I'm someone who began learning French when I was 53. I took a BA in French at 60 but wasn't happy with my level of comprehension (though I read very well). So, having really become comfortable with Spanish only by living on the Mexican border, I'm spending more time in Québec and near the border of Quebec, in Vermont, to see if I can do that here with French. I want to encourage others to do the same.
Thursday, 23 July 2009
L'art de la rue dans la faubourg St.-Jean-Baptiste
Certainly I wanted Tony mon conjoint to walk with me in the Faubourg (neighborhood) St. Jean Baptiste. Walking down rue Saint Claire we saw a man working on this artwork above his garage. We asked if we could take photographs and did so, then talked to him. He is Sylvain Michaud.
He was very kind, très gentil, to come down from his ladder and chat with us, to tell us he has spent hundreds of hours already on this project.
Then he closed the garage door beneath the present work in progress -- metal flowers of recycled soft drink cans -- to show us his previously completed project.
His name, again, this artist in Faubourg St. Jean Baptiste, is Sylvain Michaud. He has a little shop with other examples of his art at 730 Sainte Claire, Québec.
All these photos, by the way, were taken by Tony Weisman.