SkyscraperPage Forum

SkyscraperPage Forum (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/index.php)
-   My City Photos (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/forumdisplay.php?f=321)
-   -   hkskyline's 2017 in Québec City (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=232769)

hkskyline Mar 27, 2018 9:06 PM

hkskyline's 2017 in Québec City
 
For a piece of Europe in North America, head to Quebec City.

Chateau Frontenac was built to attract rail travelers in the late 19th century and continues to be a hotel today with 611 rooms. Previous distinguished guests included King George VI, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Grace of Morocco, Charles de Gaule, and Chiang Kai Shek.

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_5986.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_5995.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6042.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6041.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6044.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6045.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6055.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6052.jpg

It is possible to enjoy lovely views of the St. Lawrence River for free instead of staying at the luxury hotel. The Terrasse Dufferin's wide boardwalk was built by Lord Dufferin in 1878.

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6028.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_5984.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6015.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6027.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6019.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_5991.jpg

The best way to explore Upper Town is by foot, going into the side streets to peek at the architecture and restaurants.

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6036.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6333.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6063.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6332.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6082.jpg

Along rue St-Louis, notice this cannonball lodged inside the tree trunk. Legend has it it landed here in 1759 and the tree has grown around it since.

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6087.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6084.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6096.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6091.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6103.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6328.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6112.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6118.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6119.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6127.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6132.jpg

Edifice Price's 17 stories of art deco was built in 1929 and its top floors are used as a residence by the provincial premier.

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6149.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6140.jpg

Place de l'Hotel-de-Ville is a nice modern square fronted by imposing historic buildings.

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6143.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6145.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6157.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6156.jpg

La Basilique-Cathedrale Notre-Dame is historically significant,being the first cemetery in the city, where 20 bishops and 4 New France governors are buried.

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6164.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6171.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6176.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6172.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6173.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6174.jpg

More photos on my website : http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec.htm

boulevardofdef Mar 27, 2018 10:18 PM

I've heard such great things about Quebec City and even seen some great photos, but I've never particularly wanted to go until this tour.

mikecolley Mar 28, 2018 1:29 AM

Beautiful! You have captued Quebec well.

xzmattzx Mar 29, 2018 4:05 AM

Nice pictures! I never knew about the cannonball.

The cathedral is not only the burial site for all those bishops and New France leaders, but now also the burial site of a home-grown saint!

Quote:

Originally Posted by boulevardofdef (Post 8135056)
I've heard such great things about Quebec City and even seen some great photos, but I've never particularly wanted to go until this tour.

I went there for the first time this past summer. It's as good as these pictures, and even better! I bet hkskyline has pictures of Lower Town, which is only seen from the promenade above so far.

hkskyline Mar 29, 2018 3:24 PM

Thanks for your comments. Yes, I did cover Lower Town, which was the old port area where French merchants traded. It fell into disrepair in the late 19th century, only to be revitalized in the 1960s. Now it is a busy shopping and eating district. The area is not so big so it is easy to explore on foot. With tired feet, pay for the funicular back uphill.

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6211.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6212.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6213.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6214.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6220.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6222.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6227.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6228.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6232.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6233.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6235.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6236.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6239.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6242.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6244.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6245.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6247.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6249.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6254.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6258.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6259.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6260.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6262.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6263.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6264.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6265.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6269.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6282.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6283.jpg

http://www.globalphotos.org/quebec/2...7/IMG_6296.jpg

xzmattzx Mar 30, 2018 4:19 AM

Lovely! Looking forward to more pictures!

gilpel Apr 25, 2018 12:24 PM

Beautiful pictures

boden Apr 25, 2018 11:11 PM

One of my favorite cities in North America.:tup:

Murphy de la Sucre Apr 26, 2018 12:20 AM

Can you live well in there only speaking 0.02% of French language?

hkskyline Apr 26, 2018 6:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Murphy de la Sucre (Post 8167934)
Can you live well in there only speaking 0.02% of French language?

Probably not .. in Montreal I think you can get by speaking English only. That city is far more bilingual.


All times are GMT. The time now is 2:29 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.