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.
Two views taken, one looking down rue du Fort (first) and then down rue Ste-Anne (second).
The photo on the left is part of the decorative ceiling of the portico leading into the Chateau Frontenac.
The tower of Notre-Dame de Quebec on the left, artwork on display at the entrance to rue du Trésor.
A view of Chateau Frontenac from Lower Town.
A close-up of the jester, a bronze sculpture by Nicole Taillon on the left, and wall-covering from the Chateau on the right.
I spotted the creature graf on the Walk/Yield sign (left image) on a number of signs throughout the city.
Two views of the purported oldest street in North America, rue du Petit-Champlain, in Lower Town.
On the right, the Monument to the Faith fountain in front of the Chateau.
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.)
Another view of the artisans and their work along rue du Trésor.
The Funiculaire, on the right, taking people from Upper to Lower Town etc.
Trompe l'oeil mural at Place-Royale, above and below on left.
Another lovely street in Lower Town.
The above chess set gave me a chuckle: Montcalm vs Wolfe.