• Ladies and gentlemen!

    I've always wanted to attend one of Cirque du Soleil's magnificent shows and when I heard that they would come to Gatineau to present their new show ''Volta'' inspired by extreme sports, I decided to buy a ticket. 

    The last time I had attended a circus show was way back in April 2006 when I visited Saint Petersburg, Russia with my high school at the age of sixteen. Let's say that I was looking forward to finally rediscover the quirky characteristics of a vivid circus show.

    The show lasted for about two hours and fifteen minutes, including a break of about twenty minutes after the first hour. I could witness spectacular action from acrobats and BMX drivers among others but also a storyline revolving around a talent show called Quid pro Quo and a main character who would rise from zero to hero. The crowd was invited to cheer and participate in the beginning and occasional slapstick elements with a clown would keep old and young fans in the audience interested until the very end.

    I really liked my experience but must admit that the fee of one hundred twenty-five dollars was simply too much. Half the price would have been reasonsable as well. Still, if you like circus shows and extreme sports, there is no way you can get around ''Volta''. I wanted to attend a show of what might be the world's most renowned circus group and I pretty much got what I had expected.

    Please enjoy the numerous pictures I have taken during the show below. 

    Cirque du Soleil's ''Volta'' in Gatineau

    Cirque du Soleil's ''Volta'' in Gatineau

    Cirque du Soleil's ''Volta'' in Gatineau

    Cirque du Soleil's ''Volta'' in Gatineau

    Cirque du Soleil's ''Volta'' in Gatineau

    Cirque du Soleil's ''Volta'' in Gatineau

    Cirque du Soleil's ''Volta'' in Gatineau

    Cirque du Soleil's ''Volta'' in Gatineau

    Cirque du Soleil's ''Volta'' in Gatineau

    Cirque du Soleil's ''Volta'' in Gatineau

    Cirque du Soleil's ''Volta'' in Gatineau

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  • Ladies and gentlemen,

    In a certain way, it was my own personal birthday gift to myself when I went to see Guns N' Roses in concert earlier last week. I had heard about the band's underwhelming shows in the past but I simply wanted to see this legendary hard rock band once in my lifetime before it could be too late. 

    To be honest, Guns 'N Roses put up one of the greatest concerts I have ever attended, probably only beaten by the mighty Black Sabbath in 2014 and Iron Maiden in 2016. The band played an incredible total of thirty songs from its numerous different releases of all eras, including famous classics such as ''Welcome to the Jungle'' and ''Sweet Child O' Mine'' but also more recent tracks like ''Chinese Democracy'' and ''Better'' and cover songs like ''Knockin' on Heaven's Door'' and ''Live and Let Die''. As if that weren't enough, the performance included numerous jam sessions and solos, an outstanding light show and colourful videos on three giant screens.

    The concert lasted for an incredible three hours and twenty minutes and didn't even included a break. This is probably the longest concert I have ever attended and might even beat Groovy Aardvark's thirtieth anniversary show last year. I was happy that my personal Guns N' Roses experience turned out to be a blast that was worth every penny I had spent on the expensive ticket.

    If you have the chance to witness the band on its Not in This Lifetime Tour, don't hesitate and get your ticket as soon as you can.

    Here are a few pictures taken during the first few minutes of the show. I decided to not take more pictures to be able to fully enjoy the concert. This is the kind of attitude that I would have liked to get from the numerous busy smart phone users and electric cigarette or pot smokers around me but nothing is perfect.

    Guns N' Roses live at TD Place in Ottawa

    Duff McKagan (bass guitar)

    Guns N' Roses live at TD Place in Ottawa

    Slash (lead guitar)

    Guns N' Roses live at TD Place in Ottawa

    Axl Rose (vocals and piano)

    Guns N' Roses live at TD Place in Ottawa

    Frank Ferrer (drums and percussion)

    Guns N' Roses live at TD Place in Ottawa

    TD Place in Ottawa

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  • Ladies and gentlemen!

    There are only three episodes of Twin Peaks' third season left to air. The episodes keep getting more and more intense. This is why some comedic relief is needed from time to time. The following scene is a perfect example for David Lynch's special humour. You either love it or hate it. I have watched this scene multiple times because I find it so hilarious. This is why I want to share this excerpt with you. Keep visiting my blog for new reviews of Twin Peaks:

    http://kluseba.eklablog.com/twin-peaks-2017-analysis-and-reviews-c29272494

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  • Ladies and gentlemen!

    Here are the banknotes I designed when I visited the Bank of Canada Museum yesterday with my friend JD. This is the second of two colour- and joyful versions.

    Design your own banknote II

    Front

    Design your own banknote II

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  • Ladies and gentlemen!

    Here are the banknotes I designed when I visited the Bank of Canada Museum yesterday with my friend JD. This is the first of two colour- and joyful versions.

    Design your own banknote I

    Front

    Design your own banknote I

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