Sometimes there are risks to reading the Grand!
La Ville de Québec is one oldest European settlements in North America. This city was a part of la Nouvelle France and features a fortified wall that surrounds the old city. It is interesting to walk down the streets of the lower city and make your way up cliff as architecture changes.
One of the most prominent landmarks is the Chateau Frontenac, which is an old railway Grand hotel. The fort is named after Louis de Baude de Frontenac a popular Governor of la Nouvelle France which was famously known to have repelled the English through bravado and wit. On that day he uttered a phrase that became legend:
I have no reply to make to your general other than from the mouths of my cannons and muskets.
Unfortunately, I had little time to visit this city. However, I did manage to take a few shots which are featured below!
I was away on business for the past week, which is why some of my updates took a while to propagate onto Google+ and Facebook. Despite flying over endless cloud cover for most of the trip, it managed to clear up just as we reached the mountains.
Interestingly enough, this mountain chain is where I envisioned the Grand to be! I always loved this part of the world and this was the first time where I managed to get the right mix of snow.