Quebec City


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!

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Beyond the Chateau Frontenac a cargo ship waits patiently for ice-breakers to do their thing.

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This is the Fresque des Québécois, a huge mural depicting historical figures and events.  I believe François-Xavier Garneau is calling me over.

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The occasional brazier has helpful in warming cold hands and feet.

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The main street of the Old City is full of shops and restaurants.

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The Chateau Frontenac.

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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.

DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DCMontreal on Twitter and on Facebook, and add him on Google+
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One thought on “Quebec City

  1. Never, to my regret, made it to Quebec City. We were on the way, but I was in the very early stage of pregnancy and all I could do was barf. My husband felt fine dining would be wasted on me. He wuz right! Is it snowing there too?

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