|the Montmercy Falls in Borough de Saint anne de Beauprex near Quebec City|
|the walls of the Walled City of Quebec|
Falling in Love with Quebec City!
Vieux Quebec, Old Quebec, is a World Heritage Site. Much of it has been preserved and restored, including the Walls around the City. It is divided into Upper and Lower Towns. At the Lower Town is the Place Royale, the old plaza around the Chapelle du Notre Dame. The Old Port now serves the ferries that give people a view of the beautiful city from the St. Lawrence River. The old commercial district has been converted into Rue de Petits des Champlains, rows of shops that call out to you with creative things. And at the end is a ‘frescoe’, a mural that looks so real it extends the shops even further!
|amazing fresco at the end of the Rue de les Petits Champlains in Quebec City|
|Chateau Frontenac, quebec City icon|
|wonderful poutine quebecois|
|Basilique de Notre Dame in Quebec City|
|Basilique de la Saint Anne de Beauprex|
Instead we went to a suburb of Quebec City, Borough de Saint Anne de Beauprex, a good twenty minutes away. The Basilique de la Saint Anne de Beauprex is at the center of the town, together with a Cyclorama de Jerusalem and a Museum dedicated to St. Anne. The Basilique is enchanting with its marvelously crafted exterior façade and the exquisite ceiling and altar inside. The Cyclorama is a well done attempt to portray the whole of Jerusalem at the time Jesus was being crucified at Golgotha.
|Cyclorama de Jerusalem|
And between Quebec City and the suburb is a waterfall higher than Niagara. It was amazing that so close to an urban city center is the beauty of a huge waterfall! I must say…Quebec City is awesome! Bill and I could easily go back one day. In fact, the DUs may consider it for a future reunion.
|Basilique de Notre Dame in Montreal|
Making a Scene in Montreal
We did not mean to but we did make a scene in Montreal. Our day of sightseeing began just like before. We went immediately to our first priority, the Notre Dame Basilica in Vieux Montreal (Old Montreal) with the statue of Jacques Cartier, the city’s founder. It was the first basilica that charged for admission. In quiet protest I let Bill get inside and take pictures while I just sat at its the front steps, admiring the line of multi-colored carriages waiting for tourists to parade around town (Canadian $48).
|Bill thinking about food at Tim Horton's in Montreal|
|Old Port of Montreal|
|our little Saturn being towed out of the road in front of the Montreal City Hall|
|our little Saturn at Midas in Montreal|
|our hotel in Laval, Quebec|
|highest suspension walking bridge in the world|
|Sherbrook's little Niagara and lighted walk|