Still rummaging around in my archives, I'd almost forgotten I'd taken this. This was our only trip to Canada, and first outing with a digital. For some reason we also took along the little Nikon compact, maybe in case we ran out of space on our 64meg card, and to give one of us the chance to go off on our own. Anyway, after unloading them on the laptop, it was stollen before I'd had the chance to back-up. Rather sad really, but I've just found this strip of four negs, the only shots we have left of the trip.
We were amazed at how much like France Quebec city was. Outdoor cafes selling Stella, and my teenage daughters were pleased to find a civilised restuarant again, where they could be served wine with their meal, quite a relief after over a week in puritanical USA. Even the buildings looked like something out of a large provincial French town, if it hadn't been for the vehicles I'd have had to pinch myself to believe it.
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weswang (18223) 2006-02-14 12:41
Hi Richard, This picture remind my visiting Quebec a few years ago, also in a summer day. You have well captured the levels of the city. I remember that this is a stairway always crowded. Good capture of the people's activity and perspective view of the street.
bantonbuju (51747) 2006-02-14 19:25
hi richard, indeed if not the note i'd think it must be somewhere in europe;
nice work, with good composition
danielswalsh (13593) 2006-02-14 21:38
Your first posting from Canada (my home country) how could I not critique this one?
By the sounds of it you and your family enjoyed yourselves.
The ongoing friendly rivalry between the Americans and Canadians- so I'll take this one to heart! Haha...
My mom is originally from the Province of Quebec (Trois Riviers "Three Rivers"), but moved quite some time ago.
All the best Richard!
HOBO (5276) 2006-02-15 2:46
seems your were not to happy with the restaurants in the neighbour state :-))
I like the view downstairs; lots of peoples enjoying street cafes and to stroll around. Great you includede the red umbrella.
jinju (14265) 2006-02-15 3:31
Quebec City is the most beautiful city in Canada for me. Its because it is so European. You captured this beauty so well here showiung what makes it so special: thats the street atmosphere of cafes and pedestrians..really European.
ChrisJ (91360) 2006-02-15 6:04
Is it just my pc, or are all the large images showing as a square with a red cross?
I like the high pov, & bright red umbrella. Good work!
Rossignol (2289) 2006-02-16 3:45
Nice shot of a beautiful place. Great perspective down the narrowing Petit Champlain, capturing the hustle and bustle of the Basse Ville. I love the tall buildings and colourful roofs of Old Quebec.