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Old July 31st, 2008, 01:17 AM   #1
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Maitreya in Montreal and Quebec

Last weekend I visited Quebec (province) and the cities of Montreal and Quebec.

We hit up Quebec City first, here's a few introductory pictures. This is pretty much the first picture I clicked after waking up from the drive

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We then walked to Notre Dame de Quebec, a fantastic basilica (I think its a basilica)

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Old July 31st, 2008, 04:34 PM   #2
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Great pics and hope you had a wonderful vacation!
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Old July 31st, 2008, 07:35 PM   #3
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Those ARRET signs always make me laugh.
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Old July 31st, 2008, 10:07 PM   #4
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Thanks for the comments, and I did have a good time TB

another picture:

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Old August 1st, 2008, 03:09 PM   #5
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Excellent! We want moah, we want moah!!
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Old August 1st, 2008, 05:01 PM   #6
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Excellent stuff! I do like Quebec City, Ottawa and Montreal far more than other Canadian cities it has to be said.

Just to echo the previous posters sentiment though:

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Old August 1st, 2008, 07:36 PM   #7
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Nice pics
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Those ARRET signs always make me laugh.
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Great pics mate!


I'm surprised that they have "arret" signs - I thought "stop" would have been used in North America, even in the French speaking parts..
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 01:08 AM   #9
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Excellent photos!
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 02:51 AM   #10
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Thanks for the comments
Yes, they use "Arret" all around Quebec...same with 'traveaux' as construction work signs...

Here is Old Quebec

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and here is another part, still in the old city, but not the oldest part...

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it's amazing how much like Europe some parts look...

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Old August 2nd, 2008, 11:15 PM   #11
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S'more of Quebec City

Walking the streets
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A major lane, lots of eateries on this street
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Near the Laval University of architecture
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 01:31 AM   #12
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Great pics mate!
I'm surprised that they have "arret" signs - I thought "stop" would have been used in North America, even in the French speaking parts..
Even in France we use "stop".
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 01:41 AM   #13
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Even in France we use "stop".
Some Quebecois think they are more French than the French, I guess
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Old August 3rd, 2008, 04:21 AM   #14
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This is even more silly (Ottawa):



Not to mention this (French, English, Cri-a native language):



Canada is a funny country
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What's so funny/silly about arret? What's really silly would be to have government signs in a different language than the people actually speak. And yes, that includes the places that actually do it.
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I just find arret funny, because even France uses stop.

now I find bilingual or even trilingual TRAFFIC signs kinda silly.
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Old August 4th, 2008, 04:48 PM   #17
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Very nice pictures of Quebec City , I just learnt something new to day Arret = Stop , easy , that's the fun thing traveling to another City otherwise I would just stay home
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How did France come to use Stop?
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Old August 4th, 2008, 11:14 PM   #19
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Moving on...

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Chateau Frontenac

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Oldest part of the city

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Old August 5th, 2008, 08:20 AM   #20
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What's so funny/silly about arret? What's really silly would be to have government signs in a different language than the people actually speak. And yes, that includes the places that actually do it.
When it comes to traffic signs, safety must always take precedence over everything else. That's why air traffic control is in English globally.

I have no issue with 'Arret' because the sign is so distinctive, everyone knows what it means. If it was confusing, then it would be an issue. Even a German is going to understand what the sign means because it is red and shaped like an octagon.
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