Quebec City Art

Two huge frescoes can be found on the side of buildings in Quebec City.  This one is on the way between the lower and upper city.

Fresque des Québécois At the corner of côte de la Montagne and rue Notre-Dame in Place-Royale, this 420 square-meter trompe-l'oeil highlights the city's 400-year history. The Fresque des Québécois also pays tribute to some 15 historical characters as well as dozens of authors and artists.

Fresque des Québécois
At the corner of côte de la Montagne and rue Notre-Dame in Place-Royale, this 420 square-meter trompe-l’oeil highlights the city’s 400-year history.
The Fresque des Québécois also pays tribute to some 15 historical characters as well as dozens of authors and artists.

All during this year, 2014, Prince Edward Island, where I live, has been celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference. At it, in September 1864, the foundation was laid for what was to become Canada in 1867. The September conference was followed by another in Quebec City in November. The two gentlemen from the right side of the fresco which also appear in the photo below are dressed in the clothing of 1864.

Two of the Fathers of Confederation.

Two of the Fathers of Confederation.

A few more artistic details: a painting hanging outside, house signs on the walls, and a quote from inside Sous Le Fort restaurant.

Seen on a random street outside a shop.  Looking more closely, I think perhaps the sign was covering a hole in the wall!

Seen on a random street outside a shop. Looking more closely, I think perhaps the sign was covering a hole in the wall!

Quebec City September

Quebec City September

On the wall at the restaurant "Sous le Fort"

On the wall at the restaurant “Sous le Fort”

Translation: A good wine is like a kiss, neither should ever be refused.

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