Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Quebec City architecture

That iconic hotel, the Chateau Frontenac, was designed by architect Bruce Price. Begun in 1892, it is a splendid example of the chateau style railway hotels that follow the ribbon of steel from Victoria to Halifax.

Founded in 1608, Quebec is one of the oldest cities in North America, and the only one on the continent with a wall, a portion of which can be seen above right.

Other surviving structures that date back to New France include the Ursuline Convent, below left, (1642), Notre-Dame de Quebec Cathedral (original 1647),  and the former Quebec Seminary, now a museum (1663.) Not surprisingly, Quebec City is a UNESCO heritage site.

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