Quebec City

Alley cat

I had the opportunity to spend a few days in beautiful old Quebec City last week. It was typical fall weather - a bit of wind, a bit of rain, and a bit of sun. Here are some images from my wanders. (Mind the post, it's a long one!)

I came across the above alley as I walked along the city walls heading towards the Port. The light that was bouncing around made me wish I was a people shooter. It was divine. Instead, a furry little ruffian helped me out. ;-)


A view taken in Lower Town. You can just barely see the Fleuve Saint-Laurent, or Saint Lawrence River, in the background.

View rue du Fort

rue Sainte-Anne

Two views taken, one looking down rue du Fort (first) and then down rue Ste-Anne (second).

Chateau Frontenac archSpider and web

The photo on the left is part of the decorative ceiling of the portico leading into the Chateau Frontenac.

rue Sainte-Anne leaves

Tower of Notre-damerue du Trésor artwork

The tower of Notre-Dame de Quebec on the left, artwork on display at the entrance to rue du Trésor.

Chateau Frontenac from lower town

A view of Chateau Frontenac from Lower Town.

JesterChateau Frontenac wall covering

A close-up of the jester, a bronze sculpture by Nicole Taillon on the left, and wall-covering from the Chateau on the right.

rue du Fort grafNumber 47

I spotted the creature graf on the Walk/Yield sign (left image) on a number of signs throughout the city.

rue du Petit-Champlain

rue du Petit-Champlain

Two views of the purported oldest street in North America, rue du Petit-Champlain, in Lower Town.

Cochon restaurant nameplateCochon restaurant menu

Cochon restaurant

Lights on lower town

Wrought ironMonument to the Faith

On the right, the Monument to the Faith fountain in front of the Chateau.

Statue of ChamplainLower town stone building

The Father of New France himself, Samuel de Champlain on the left. (The pedestal is made from stone also used in the Arc de Triomphe and Sacré-Coeur Basilica in Paris.)

rue du Trésor

Another view of the artisans and their work along rue du Trésor.

Tree berriesFuniculaire

The Funiculaire, on the right, taking people from Upper to Lower Town etc.

Lower town wall art

Trompe l'oeil mural at Place-Royale, above and below on left.

Lower town wall artTree berries

Lower town alley

Another lovely street in Lower Town.

Lower town bird

rue du Petit-Champlain

Lower town cobblestone


French v English

The above chess set gave me a chuckle: Montcalm vs Wolfe.

rue du Petit-Champlain

Chateau FrontenacChateau Frontenac Saint-André at night

rue Saint-Louis at night

rue Saint-Louis bokeh

Epicerie Richard at night

Sky at nightChateau Frontenac window at night