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Old July 2nd, 2008, 12:25 AM   #1
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Happy 400th Québec City!

Over the last few days I have graduated and got a promotion to a full time permanent job so as a way to celebrate I took some friends from college that graduated along with me to Québec City to check out the 400th anniversary. Québec City is the oldest city in North America.

I definitely got my fix for beautiful architecture for the year.

So let’s begin in the heart of Québec City - Vieux Québec, the first city started in North America.....





Yep, the first Roman Catholic Church in North America


















Big boat


Chateau Frontenac












Rue du Trésor Outdoor Gallery








Events are taking place all over the city




Side of City Hall


Prime Minster of Quebec residence, elsewhere in Canada we say Premier











Simons a popular clothing store in Quebec, wish they would expand to Ontario






















Yes, this gate is all covered with peat moss






















Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré




Front door completely out of copper






















Montmorency Falls














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Old July 2nd, 2008, 01:59 AM   #2
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These are great photos. I especially like the mossy gate and the falls.

Is this near Montreal? I really want to visit.
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Old July 2nd, 2008, 02:11 AM   #3
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^ It's about a 5 hour drive I think.

A North American treasure.
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Old July 2nd, 2008, 02:26 AM   #4
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I think the old walled section of Quebec is the loveliest city area in all of Canada!
Has a European feel to it which I haven't felt in many other New World cities.
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Old July 2nd, 2008, 04:01 AM   #5
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Québec City is the oldest city in North America.
St. John's is older actually - 1583.


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^ It's about a 5 hour drive I think.
More like 2, maybe 3 tops.
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Old July 2nd, 2008, 04:10 AM   #6
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Beautiful photos! I always wanted to Visit! The city seems AMAZING! Such a gem, hope i can get there sometime. i loved Montreal, but i think i might like this City even more!

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Quebec City is one of the oldest European settlements in North America. While many of the major cities in Mexico date from the sixteenth century, among cities in the U.S. and Canada only St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Port Royal, Nova Scotia, St. Augustine, Florida, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Tadoussac, Quebec were created earlier than Quebec City.However, Quebec City is the first to have been founded with the goal of receiving permanent settlement, and not as a commercial outpost, and therefore is considered to be the first European-built city in non-Spanish North America

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and I guess you could count the ancient civilizations of Mexico and Central America too
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St. John's is older actually - 1583.
As is Santo Domingo - 1496.
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Old July 2nd, 2008, 04:28 AM   #8
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Old July 2nd, 2008, 05:36 AM   #9
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beautiful photos! simply fantastic
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Old July 2nd, 2008, 06:10 AM   #10
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Gorgeous pics Steeltown.

I love Quebec City. I have a couple of drawings of the Cheteau Frontenac that I purchased on Rue Tresor. The old city is a North American treasure and a UNESCO World Heritage designated site.
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Old July 4th, 2008, 11:16 PM   #11
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A lot of the buildings (above) that I understand to be among the first ones built in Quebec City by the first French settlers remind me a lot of the buildings in the walled-port city of Saint-Malo, in Brittany, France. I'm referring to the colonial grey-stone buildings so unique in my opinion to Quebec City and even Old Montreal (the old quarter). Well, for a while I wondered if such style (not just the grey stone) originated in any way from a particular part of France. I'm not sure if there is any connection but Saint-Malo has buildings inside the wall that remind me a lot of those Quebec buildings. And Jacques Cartier, the so-called founder of the Saint Lawrence River, thus the site of Quebec City, thus Canada was and sailed from Saint-Malo, France. But my understanding is that exploration undertaken by him and his crew did not immediately result in settlement (or did it?). Anyway, I don't know of any other place in France that uses that grey-stone and general style, but I realize that colonial architecture was often influenced by materials available rather than (or not just) the place of origin of the European settlers.

Well, this is Saint-Malo, France in Brittany. Notice the similarities:
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Old July 5th, 2008, 08:20 PM   #13
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Chateau Frontenac is a hotel? Awesome buildings, i like it a lot
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Old July 5th, 2008, 08:27 PM   #14
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Yes, it was one of a chain of hotels built across Canada in the "Chateau" style at the turn of the 20th century by the big railway companies to encourage people to travel across the country and to use the train. It is a grand old hotel, and I would love to stay there some day!
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I think the old walled section of Quebec is the loveliest city area in all of Canada!
Has a European feel to it which I haven't felt in many other New World cities.
From what I've seen of it, I agree. I'd love to go to Quebec City, the most Euro-Canadian I've been is in Montreal, which was also a nice place.
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Old July 5th, 2008, 10:15 PM   #16
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Quebec is an impressive city, I love the stone masonry. The Chateau Frontenac is one of the most interesting landmarks of the world!
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Old July 5th, 2008, 11:42 PM   #17
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Wow - lovely photos there, what a fantastic place. I still can't over the fact it looks so European - absolutely amazing. The hotel on the hill is a real landmark too and I love the style it was built in too.
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Old July 6th, 2008, 12:10 AM   #18
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I encourage you to visit the city this summer or autumn, these are the best seasons They are also many activities and festivals going on in the city like the Quebec Summer Festival, there will also be free shows of Céline Dion and Paul McCartney! If you plan to go to Montréal you can do a quick stop it's only 2h30min by car and it's really worth it, it's a lot more european than any city in NA, there are many good restaurants,cafes,bistros too. hope you will visit us!
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Old July 6th, 2008, 12:19 AM   #19
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I'd love to go back to Quebec City some day. It truly is the cradle of European settlement in America. It all started here. It is from Quebec City that the conquest of the rest of America took place. These photos are testament to that.
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Old July 6th, 2008, 03:47 AM   #20
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I was lucky enough to visit Quebec City earlier this summer. I was completely enchanted with Quebec City! Old QC is a labyrinth of charming streets and everywhere one looks is a sight worthy of a photo. This city has to be among the most gorgeous and unique in North America and a true Canadian gem.
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