Quebec City Daytime

Wide angle view of Quebec City from Levis.

Wide angle view of Quebec City from Levis.

Chateau Frontenac, lower town, and the waterfront.

Chateau Frontenac, lower town, and the waterfront.

For the WordPress Photo Challenge Nighttime, I posted shots of Quebec City. This post is of landscape-type photos taken during the day.

The first photo, a wide angle shot, was taken around 9:30 am from the steps leading down to the Levis ferry terminal, on the opposite bank of the St. Lawrence River. The second, zoomed in, is of the iconic Chateau Frontenac. I heard somebody on the radio this week say that after New York City, Quebec has the most beautiful skyline. That may be a rather North Americ-centric comment, but I otherwise, I can’t disagree.

After we climbed from the old, lower town, up through the touristy walled city, (where I took lots of pictures of people and details) we turned to look north over churches and government buildings.

Looking north from the walk around the fort.

Looking north from the walk around the fort.

We then hiked around the Quebec Fortifications. Of note is that the Fortification is the home of the second battalion of the “Royal 22nd Regiment” otherwise known as the “Van Doos.”

Quebec City September

We arrived on the bluff above the St. Lawrence at the point where a direct walkway from the Chateau ends. You can see this walkway angling up along the cliff in the first photo.

The top of the walkway from Dufferin Terrace - below the Chateau - to the far side of the fort.

The top of the walkway from Dufferin Terrace – below the Chateau – up to the far side of the fort.

We then walked across the Plains of Abraham where a pivotal battle occurred in 1759 which resulted in the England’s domination of what was to become Canada. (From Wikipedia: “During the Seven years War, in 1759, the British, under the command of General James Wolfe, besieged Quebec City for three months. The city was defended by French general the Marquis de Montcalm. The very short battle of the Plains of Abraham lasted approximately 15 minutes and culminated in a British victory and the surrender of Quebec.”)

The Plains of Abraham and the city's modern hotels.

The Plains of Abraham and the city’s modern hotels.

At centre-left of the next photo, on the horizon, you can see the top of the Chateau Frontenac.

Lunch time on the Plains of Abraham.

Lunch time on the Plains of Abraham.

At the end of the day I got a shot of the lower town from the ferry.

Fortifications in the lower city, 'sous le fort.'

Fortifications in the lower city, ‘sous le fort.’

As usual when we visit a city, we walked a lot, and other than the ferry (included in our B&B) and meals, we didn’t pay for anything.
More details on Quebec City to follow in later posts.

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