Old Quebec City

When hubby and I visited Canada in late summer this year, we never imagined that Quebec City would be among the most amazing vacations we’ve taken to date. Founded in 1608, and one of North America’s oldest cities, it is a perfect place to explore, especially if you love photography!Quebecredrooftopsphoto1resizedThe original French settlers in the area built many structures in a French architectural style. Colonial buildings are also among the design mix in Old Quebec City.  We loved these red rooftops that shouted look at me!
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Dominating the city’s skyline (in the background) is the Château Frontenac. Opened in 1893, it is generally recognized as the most photographed hotel in the world.
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We were very fortunate to attend the final changing of the guard ceremony of the season. Although the guards were at the historic Citadel, Château Frontenac towers in the distance from inside the fortified walls.  Quebec City’s fortified walls were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985.
QuebecVeendamshipPhoto4resizedThe city is also known for its prime location on the Saint Lawrence River, where cruise ships dot the shoreline. People from all over the world visit this French-speaking city. Native English  represents only 1.5% of the city’s population.
QuebecFrotenacatduskPhoto5resizedI took this shot of Chateau Frontenac at dusk. Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Mackenzie King discussed strategy for World War II here, while much of the staff stayed nearby at the Citadel. In 1953, the hotel was used during Alfred Hitchcock’s film “I Confess.”  Before we call it a day…

QuebeccitysunsetPhoto6resizedOne last shot of Old Quebec City at sunset…I’ll post more images from our visit here soon.

 

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