The Château Frontenac grand hotel is one of the most popular attractions in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
Designed by architect Bruce Price, the Château Frontenac was one of a long series of "château" style hotels built for the Canadian Pacific Railway company at the end of the 19th and the start of the 20th century. It opened in 1893, five years after its sister-hotel the Banff Springs. The railway company sought to encourage luxury tourism and bring wealthy travelers to its trains.
The Château Frontenac was named in honour of Louis de Buade, Count of Frontenac, who was governor of the colony of New France from 1672 to 1682 and 1689 to 1698. The Château was built not too far from the historic Citadelle, whose construction Frontenac had begun at the end of the 17th century. The Quebec Conference of 1943, in which Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt discussed strategy for World War II, was held at the Citadelle while much of the staff stayed nearby in the Château Frontenac. (William Lyon Mackenzie King was invited to some meetings as a courtesy to Canada.) Taken from Wikipedia
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carmia (5463) 2007-12-02 15:25
Great shot, colours, composition are perfect. Nice image.
Sanderson-Brown (6) 2007-12-02 15:52
Interesting pov, works very well! good timing and light management!
thanks for sharing
lilimih33 (9918) 2007-12-02 16:14
All ypur gallery is WONDERFUL!
Another great composition with beautiful colours and nice effect!
Lovely architecture and very good perspective!
placombe (7901) 2007-12-02 16:20
An imperative look of the chateau thanks to the way you framed it and your pov. Great lighting, colors and sharpness against that great blue sky.
Have a nice week...in the snow (Montreal forecast calls for up to 30 cm)
batalay (35871) 2007-12-02 20:03
A beautifully composed shot, flawlessly exposed. The light is ideal, and the resolution exquisite. Congratulations.
dario10 (2765) 2007-12-03 10:03
very interesting view,good night shot,nice colour and sharpnes
Dyerco (10185) 2007-12-03 23:25
Very nice light. Catching the hotel at twilight was a bonus. The HDR worked really well here.
syd1946 (18663) 2007-12-04 3:12
Excellent shot at the blue hour!The light gives enother sense to the scene and to this very impressive building.
Splendid work in high quality!
gilou530 (34) 2007-12-04 14:05
superbe chateau, les couleurs sont géniales et l'éclairage met bien en valeur ce chateau excellent travail avec un trész bon cadrage
westozman (3193) 2007-12-04 15:58
Where are the Addams Family members hiding? Great lights and composition - I'll have to try this 'HDR in CS3' thingy sometime! Well done!
guitianmiranda (5325) 2007-12-23 13:20
Very nice picture of the Chateau Frontenac, nice sky at the blue hour and nice view of the bulding. Regards.
- Copyright: Josh Crozier (humanist) (695)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-07-25
- Categories: Castles, Architecture
- Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 18-55mm 1:3,5-5,6
- Exposure: 1/4 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2007-12-02 14:35