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Quebec City, Canada

Pictures enlarge if you click on them. The mural on the side of this building features prominent people in Quebec city's history.

Catherine and I drove from Maine to Quebec City, Canada. Quebec City is a beautiful city and we had a wonderful time there. The historic district of Quebec City is the only walled city north of Mexico City. It is divided into two parts. The Basse-Ville, the older part down by the Saint Lawrence River, is where the first Europen settlers built and farmed. The Haute-Ville is on top the steep cliff where French citizens withdrew for greater safety from invaders.


Catherine taking the stairs down to Vieux Québec, the historical part of Quebec City
These stairs are also known as Escalier Casse-Cou which translates as "Breakneck Stairs".

Catherine walking down even more stairs to Vieux Québec, the historical part of Quebec City



The Muses
This statue called "The Muses" is located in the Place D'Youville.

Place D'Youville
The Place D'Youville is a square located at the St. Jean Gate.
Pictures enlarge if you click on them.
There are lots of boutiques and restaurants around town

Great Architecture in Quebec City



There is beautiful outdoor artwork throughout the city.





Catherine outside the Chateau Frontenac
The Chateau Frontenac opened in 1893 to house railroad passengers and to encourage tourism. The hotel is the city's emblem and can be seen from almost every quarter. Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchhill held two important summit conferences here in 1943 and 1944.

Place D'Armes
This plaza was once the military parade ground outside the governor's mansion, which no longer exists.
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7 Comments:

Blogger GMG said...

Hi John. Beautiful photos, as always!
It's nice to review some of the places one has been to; and Quebec, in Summer, is beautiful. I never dared to try how unbearable it seems to be in Winter time... Soon I'll be posting some photos of a visit to Quebec in 1983 at http://www.blogtrotta80s.blogspot.com/. Interesting to compare.
Happy 2007 to you and Catherine!

December 30, 2006 2:31 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

Your wife and you sure seems to enjoye travelling!!
Thank you for showing me Le vieux Québec!! I did visit it once, but it was only the diner stop in our trip. I just saw a little, and even if we pass by it everytime we go visit our family, never had the chance to visit it again!
Tanx for the virtual visit!

December 31, 2006 6:02 AM  
Blogger GMG said...

Great photos and big improvements!
I also added a link to your blog at Blogtrotter.
All the best
Gil

December 31, 2006 8:48 AM  
Blogger Queenie said...

It was lovely to look over these pictures and be reminded of time spent there.
Thank you.

Q

December 31, 2006 6:32 PM  
Blogger Vic Grace said...

One of the places I haven't been. I visited Expo in Montreal but did not make it to Quebec. I am glad you both enjoyed your trip

January 03, 2007 9:19 PM  
Blogger GMG said...

Hi John,

I finally posted some lousy photos from the 1983 trip on Blogtrotter Revival - The 80's. I was looking at your pictures and trying to find out how places looked like more than twenty years ago. Nice way to revisit such a beautiful town...

January 13, 2007 12:23 PM  
Blogger Jewel said...

This is really a nice place.
And those pics are beautiful

January 15, 2007 2:44 AM  

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