Wednesday, 20 June 2012

August 12th-15th, 2010 pt.5

Still recovering on the drive back to Quebec City from Charles’ chalet

Denis, Isabelle, Amanda, and I picked up where we left off and continued touring the city.  We checked out Battlefields Park where the British victory over France at the Plains of Abraham took place, which decided the development of Canada. 

Statue of Joan of Arc at the Joan of Arc Garden

L’Astral, a revolving restaurant at the top of Loews Hotel le Concorde

A view from inside the restaurant

We had dinner at a place called Al Wadi and ate lamb shawarma sandwichs

The parliament building

I think it’s really cool that the city spent the extra coin to maintain aesthetics during the restoration process.  Check out the left side of the building. 

Musee du Fort

This tree in the middle of the city still has artillery fire wedged into the trunk.  I imagine it was from the many wars fought between Britain and France.

The narrowest house in North America with a width of only 12 feet wide

The Quebec Bridge has the longest cantilever bridge span in the world

Art sculptures along the St. Lawrence River

Originally we were supposed to see a free light show called The Image Mill at the harbourfront that depicts Quebec’s history, but it was their day off today.  To make up for it, we had a nice dessert back at the house to cap off the night.

Wars are fought and won.

Countries are born through bloodshed.

Learn from history. 

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