We went on a mini-vacation to Quebec City last week. A very old, beautiful, historic and, at this time of year cold city. In August of 1943 Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt, were hosted at the Chateau Frontenac by then Canadian Prime Minister, William Lyon Mackenzie King for a meeting code named Quadrant, to discuss all things World War II. Again in September of 1945, this time code named Octagon, yet another session was held.
These were clearly very bright men; if only because they visited Quebec City when the temperature would have been significantly more pleasant that it was last week!
Beyond the Chateau Frontenac a cargo ship waits patiently for ice-breakers to do their thing.
The occasional brazier has helpful in warming cold hands and feet.
The main street of the Old City is full of shops and restaurants.
The Chateau Frontenac.
Quebec City has a long history of Irish immigrants who settled. Certainly the number of Irish Pubs, which of course I had to research, would indicate a vibrant community still.