2014/06/07

Ville de Québec & Ottawa




James Blunt - Postcards







Ville de Québec


Québec City, the capital of Québec province, is located on the North shore where St. Lawrence river meets the Riviere Saint-Charles. The city's name derived from the Algonquian word meaning 'narrowing of the river'. Québec City is one of the oldest cities in North America with lots of places being World Heritage Sites including the 'Historic District of Old Québec', and the Plains of Abraham.




 Parliament Building of Québec City 











The city's view from the top of the Plains of Abraham




 Old Québec







Breton Crepes! The most amazing crepes in Old Québec















It's lunch time at Restaurant 1640 nomnom
Here I got the classic lasagna and cheesecake with raspberry sauce.








  1. Château Frontenac

  2. A side view of the famous hotel Château Frontenac, which has been listed as National Historic Site of Canada since 1980. The hotel is famous for its beauty of portraying the skyline of the city and earned its reputation as one of the most photographed hotels in the world.




The full view of Château Frontenac taken in the morning




The Ramparts of Québec City


Built in 1759 by the English, the Ramparts of Québec City is one of the few remaining fortified city walls in Northern America. 

Porte St. Louis, one of the four surviving gates







Goodbye Québec City!










Ottawa

Parliament of Canada



The Parliament of Canada was originally a military base in the 18/19 century and it became under governmental use after Queen Victoria chose Ottawa as Canada's capital city. As beautiful as it seems to be, most parts of the Central building were actually burned down in 1916, the only remaining original piece is the library. The library is glamorous but unfortunately photography is not allowed inside the building, so you would have to see it for yourself!


















"Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience."
- Francis Bacon




Chao!

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