In the last few days, those of us who work in the tourism industry in Québec have seen our social media dominated by the latest promotional video from the provincial tourism office. Always looking for new ways to show off la Belle Province, they have created a video that looks at the subject from a different point of view: from the eyes of someone who cannot see it at all.
Danny Kean, a New York City musician, blind since birth, crossed the province of Québec with a local guide and a camera following behind. The end result is 3-½ minutes of footage that focuses on the non-ocular senses. The video is visually spectacular, of course, but its images evoke the smells, the sounds, the tastes, and the textures of this beautiful part of the world.
We see Danny soaking in the melody of a classical music concert in Montréal, and we smell the thin clear air as he floats over the Richelieu Valley in a hot air balloon. We are with him as he passes through Québec City as well, and we feel the cobblestones underfoot as he strolls the narrow streets of the lower town.
Experience Québec through Danny’s eyes:
(Photo Credit: Québec Original)