J is for "Je me souviens" (I remember)

A-Z home challenge: Québec, Canada

Je me souviens is the official motto of Québec. "The story goes back to 1883, when the architect Eugene-Etienne Tache ordered the carving the motto Je me souviens below the Quebec’s coat of arms above the main entrance door of the Quebec Parliament. The true meaning of the motto has been debated ever since.
Taché did not leave any document revealing the intended meaning of the motto. His contemporaries interpreted its meaning as a declaration of the French Canadian nation remembering its past: the glories, the misfortunes, and the lessons.

Nowadays, the most widespread understanding of the motto is as follows: francophone Quebeckers cherish their French roots. Still, there are many theories and legends around the interpretation of these three words." ( http://www.provincequebec.com).

And at the same times, the pics shows what the license plates here look like..... nothing spectacular lol.
Cool photo and an interesting bit of info.
posted October 3rd, 2010  
Excellent write up. I love the lighting on the plate.
posted October 3rd, 2010  
Nice shot & I learnt something about Canada today!!
posted October 3rd, 2010  
I like it! I love the French touch you've given your challenge :D
posted October 3rd, 2010  
Very nice! Your A-Z shots are very informative ))) really enjoy reading them!
posted October 3rd, 2010  
great shot for you alphabet theme- you always have information to share :)
posted October 3rd, 2010  
@rebcastillo77 I must confess, I'm learning a lot to lol. Gotta love google.
posted October 3rd, 2010  
This is awesome Cynthia, I've learnt a lot with my pictures and through other peoples as well - one of the awesome perks of 365!!
posted October 3rd, 2010  
Cool shot & thanks for the info i love learning about other countries x
posted October 3rd, 2010  
thank you for the history lessons! When I was in Northwest Territories, I took a pic of a license plate in the shape of a polar bear. (don't know if it was special or standard issue)
posted October 3rd, 2010  
@ellen License plates in Canada are different in each province. I don't know if polar bear shaped license plate is standard in Northwest Territories, but that would be really cool!
posted October 3rd, 2010  
ooooo....i like this :)
posted October 4th, 2010  
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