Monday, October 17, 2016

Québec City - Canada

I’m excited to join up again this month with fellow blogger Fiona Ryan's  A-Z Guidebook Travel Linkup over at Tiffin Bite Sized Food Adventures. This travel tale link-up goes from October 15th - October 22th, this time travels with the letter "Q".

"Q" is for Québec City, Canada

Québec City is one of the oldest cities in North America founded in 1608. Kébec is an Algonquin word meaning "where the river narrows". The city's famous landmarks include the Château Frontenac, and La Citadelle, an intact fortress that forms the centerpiece of the ramparts surrounding the old city.  

The Château Frontenac was designed by American architect Bruce Price for the Canadian Pacific Railway company and opened in 1893; with the newer portions of the hotel designed by Canadian architect William Sutherland Maxwell in the 1920's. Prior to the building of the hotel, the site was occupied by the Château Haldimand, the official residence of the British colonial governors of Lower Canada and Québec. It was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1980. This grand hotel is situated at an elevation of 177ft (54m), making it the first clear building you see as you come up the Saint Lawerence River and enter the Old Port. The hotel is one of the most photographed hotel in the world, largely for its prominence in the skyline of Québec City. I took this photo as our ship started to dock on a beautiful sunlit autumn day. 



For more Letter "Q" travel stories, visit A-Z Guidebook Linkup. Stay tuned next month for more travel, centering around the Letter "R"!
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3 comments:

  1. Speaking of fabulous buildings, this one is amazing. When we visited Canada, we only went to Montreal to see friends so we clearly missed out by not going to Quebec City. Great to see you back. xxx

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    1. Hi Fiona, glad to be back! Quebec City is a beautiful city, it was very hard to pick only one photo but I thought to go with iconic. Montreal has such beautiful architecture as well, enjoyed them both! :)

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  2. What a glorious building. One day I must get there. Looks so amazing.

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