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Quebec City

For the next few posts I’ll be sharing some images taken during my recent trip to the Charlevoix region in Quebec.

Today’s post includes a couple of shots taken in and around Quebec City where we spent a couple of days prior to heading up to Saint Siméon in Charlevoix.

I didn’t take many shots in the actual city on this occasion, but did of course get a couple of the Château Frontenac while taking an early evening walk along the Terrasse Dufferin. It had just rained, so I tried to capture some reflections in the wet boardwalk..

Terrasse Dufferin

Terrasse Dufferin
ISO 100 – 35mm – f4.5 – 1/125 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

 

Château Frontenac and Terrasse Dufferin

Château Frontenac and Terrasse Dufferin
ISO 100 – 35mm – f4.5 – 1/250 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

 

Château Frontenac

Château Frontenac
ISO 100 – 35mm – f4.5 – 1/250 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

 

View from Terrasse Dufferin

View from Terrasse Dufferin
ISO 100 – 35mm – f5 – 1/320 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

 

If you’re not feeling like taking the stairs down to the old quarter, the Funiculaire ($2.50) is a quick way down (or up).

Riding the Funiculaire

Riding the Funiculaire
ISO 100 – 35mm – f7.1 – 1/8 sec

 

The ever popular rue de Petit Champlain was busy. I stopped briefly to take a quick shot from beside my favourite yellow shutters.

Rue du Petit Champlain

Rue du Petit Champlain
ISO 100 – 35mm – f1.8 – 1/100 sec

 

I always seem to take a picture from this particular spot each time I visit…was quite different to the last time I shot here in December…

Rue du Petit Champlain ISO 200 - 12mm - f6.3 - 0.6 secs

If you’re interested, here is a quick link to other shots of Quebec City in the winter from my last visit in December.

I love the small streets of Quebec City and could spend a lot of time shooting there. It’s nice that there is very little litter in the streets, unlike Montreal.

Rue Christie in Old Quebec

Rue Christie in Old Quebec
ISO 100 – 35mm – f5.6 – 1/50 sec

 

A building I really wanted to photograph was the Petit Séminaire de Québec.

Petit Séminaire de Québec

Petit Séminaire de Québec
ISO 100 – 35mm – f3.5 – 1/3200 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

 

Petit Séminaire de Québec

Petit Séminaire de Québec
ISO 100 – 35mm – f3.5 – 1/3200 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

 

Petit Séminaire de Québec

Petit Séminaire de Québec
ISO 100 – 35mm – f5.6 – 1/50 sec

Another of my favourite buildings in Quebec City is the édifice Price that contains the apartment of the Quebec Premier.

Price Building

Price Building
ISO 100 – 35mm – f2.8 – 1/1000 sec

Unusual Passages art installation

Walking through lower Old Quebec you can’t help but notice the art installations that are part of The Unusual Passages (Les Passages Insolites) outdoor art show (July 17 – October 18). The project is the work of local visual artists and a collective of architects from the Quebec City area.

The bright plastic installations made for a nice juxtoposition against the historic building façades of Old Quebec.

 

Unusual Passages art installation

Unusual Passages art installation
ISO 280 – 35mm – f2.2 – 1/500 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

 

Unusual Passages art installation

Unusual Passages art installation
ISO 280 – 35mm – f2.2 – 1/500 sec (-2ev/0/+2ev)

 

If you visit Montreal, I highly recommend you take a day or 2 to visit Quebec City. It’s only two hours by car and has a lot to offer in the way of sightseeing and good cuisine. If you like Old Montreal, you will certainly fall in love with Quebec City.

Tomorrow I’ll have some pictures of the nearby Montmorency falls.

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.

– Martin

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