E is for Église (Church)

A-Z home challenge : Québec City, Québec, Canada

An other French word today :) I went in the Old Town part of the city today "just to buy 2 things and have coffee". I brought my camera "just in case" because the Old Town is so beautiful. I ended up walking and taking pics for 2 hours lol. I should have known.

This is Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica Cathedral. "Built on the site of the first chapel constructed by Champlain in 1633, Notre-Dame de Québec Church was erected in 1647 and was called Notre-Dame-de-la-Paix. In 1664, it became the first parish church in North America. In 1674, the church took the title of cathedral, following the appointment of Mgr. de Laval as bishop of the new diocese of Québec. Due to the church’s new title, certain modifications were conducted on the building and on its décor. It was ravaged by the bombardments that occurred during the English Conquest in 1759, and was reconstructed a few years later. On December 22, 1922, a fire once again destroyed the cathedral. In 1923, they began the construction of the present-day church." ( http://www.patrimoine-religieux.com/patrimoine_fr.asp?no=22023).
Loving all your Quebec shots. Great stuff!
posted September 28th, 2010  
This is such a glamorous shot with the beautiful blue cloud ladened sky.
posted September 28th, 2010  
Very cool perspective!
posted September 28th, 2010  
beautiful!
posted September 28th, 2010  
Amazing shot.
posted September 28th, 2010  
Stunning,love those clouds!
posted September 28th, 2010  
Love this photo! It looks like it could be a postcard.
posted September 28th, 2010  
gorgeous!!! gotta love the clouds!!
posted September 28th, 2010  
beautiful shot! good timing with that sky!
posted September 28th, 2010  
Love the sky here! Great shot!
posted September 28th, 2010  
stunning perspective, i love the oh so fluffy clouds
posted September 28th, 2010  
What a lovely building and WOW to those clouds :)
posted September 29th, 2010  
You are showing us a very nice look at Quebec.
posted September 29th, 2010  
This is amazing! I love doing this challenge because I get to learn all about other places!
posted September 30th, 2010  
Thanks!
posted October 1st, 2010  
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