Daily Archives: June 6, 2011
Over the May long weekend D and I had the pleasure of traveling to Montreal and Quebec City, Quebec, Canada to visit D’s brother M. We were able to see the Eastern Townships on our way to Quebec City on Saturday.
The architecture of this build was just awe-inspiring. The scenery was amazing along the Eastern Townships. The grass and the trees were so green and lush.
I honestly cannot decide what was better-the scenery on the way or the old European style buildings. I believe that both were equally stunning in their own way. It took us most of Saturday to travel to Quebec City. Normally it would only take a couple of hours. But we figured since we only had 3 days to see the province we would make the most of it. We arrived in Quebec City at about 4 eastern standard time.
Old town Quebec was absolutely stunning. When we stepped into Old Town it was like we were transported to Paris.
I think the best part of Old Town was the mural that was painted on the side of a building. The work was very seamless and if you stood in front of the mural it looked like you were actually in it, in your picture. The mural was so big that couldn’t fit it all in one picture. So I took sections of the mural that I found most interesting.
Next the stop on our to do list for Old Town Quebec was the majestic Chateau Frontenac. It looked like it was transported here directly from Europe. In the late 19th century, William Van Horne, General Manager of Canadian Pacific Railway, began building the hotel as the ideal stopover for CP travelers. Van Horne retained the services of American architect Bruce Price. Drawing on the architectural styles of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, Price immortalized the history of the two great powers that had occupied Quebec City’s highest promontory. Just standing outside the front doors make any person feel like royalty.
Although the weekend was fast paced, I feel that we saw all the best of Quebec.
Where will my photos take me next?