Q is for Québec City by maola

Q is for Québec City

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

That's a good thing that the city where I live starts with the letter Q, cause I have noooo other idea for a "Q" picture lol.

So this is Québec city :) (part of it, of course). The water on the left is the St-Lawrence River. This pic was taken from the "Observatoire de la Capitale", an observatory in the highest building in Québec City (the observatory is 725 ft, 31 st floor)

A few facts about Québec City:
- Québec City is the capital of Québec province
- The name is from the algonquin word Kébec, meaning "where the river narrows" (referring to the St-Lawrence river)

- It was founded in 1608, by Samuel de Champlain. It's the 46th oldest city in North America (those mayas are hard to beat lol).

- the ramparts surrounding Old Quebec (Vieux-Québec) are the only remaining fortified city walls that still exist in the Americas north of Mexico, and were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985 as the 'Historic District of Old Québec'.

- The Château Frontenac, a hotel in Québec City, is the most photographed hotel in the world. It opened in 1893.

- The plains of Abraham is where The Battle of the Plains of Abraham took place, "which was a pivotal battle in the Seven Years' War. The confrontation began on 13 September 1759 and was fought between the British Army and Navy, and the French Army".

- Every winter, there is a Winter Carnival. Lots of activities, a ice hotel, 2 parades, and more!

- The weather go from around - 4 F during winter to 85 F during summer.

- We have the best poutine (see yesterday pic) ! (Of course, every city in Québec province will say that .... but the best, really, is here)
awesome view!
October 11th, 2010  
complex g?? nice photo
October 11th, 2010  
@tub ouais! merci :)
October 11th, 2010  
Wow this is fantastic!
October 11th, 2010  
Fantastic!
October 11th, 2010  
Very cool vista!
October 11th, 2010  
Fantastic view! And very interesting information about the city!
October 11th, 2010  
great view! love the history!
October 11th, 2010  
awesome view Cynthia!!!!!
October 11th, 2010  
This is an awesome shot of your city...incredible...
October 11th, 2010  
@gill Just buy a plane ticket and come :D (If it was that simple lol). If you ever come, I'll be happy to show you around.
October 11th, 2010  
Cynthia - this is SUCH an amazing photo of your city! I love shots like this! You are doing so good with the A-Z challenge......I am coming up on Q myself....and, well, its gonna be hard! LOL. You did outstanding on your letter Q!
October 11th, 2010  
wow!
October 11th, 2010  
fait des annees que je reste a qc et j'ai jamais monter le G lolll c drole pareil
October 12th, 2010  
@tub lol en fait, si je n'avais pas voulu prendre des photos, pas sure que je serais allée. Mais ça vaut la peine, c'est vraiment beau!
October 12th, 2010  
gorgeous view of the city!
October 12th, 2010  
Fantastic shot, so cool! :)
October 12th, 2010  
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