Sunday, June 22, 2014

Earlier Quebec City Tour 6-18-2014

Sales Tax is interesting.  A GST (National) of ~5%, PST (provincial) of ~10% = so taxes add substantially to cost of everything.

On Thursday – 6-19 – we enjoyed the bus tour of Quebec City.  The buses all depart from the UNESCO World Heritage Site:  A busy – interesting park area – the heart of the action.  See Sharon & Don’s blog for more information about the Quebec tour - 

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always action around the plaza

DSCN1437a Glass elevator that goes to the lower lever of the cliffs of Quebec.

Not sure what many of the buildings were, but enjoyed the architecture old and new, the up/down streets, and scenic views.

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Enjoyed the many homes – note just how many have balconies/porches.


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There are so many beautiful Catholic churches.  As per in the US – church attendance is down.  Many of the beautiful church buildings are being turned into condos, many have shops in the basement or side buildings to help pay the maintenance. The inside church below has a ship model – thanking for the safe journey to the new world.


Sidewalk cafes are very popular and lovely spots to sit, enjoy a meal or drink and people watch. on Thursday morning these places were mostly empty.  By afternoon- they were all very busy.


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The street signs are interesting --- this one no right turn on red:

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The Market along the water is open – plants, flowers, vegetables, meat, sea food, odds and end, food vendors. Yes, those are goose eggs!

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Various views thru old town -




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The Plains of Abraham were the 1759 battle fronts between the French and English = a walled city in this section.

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A bit of whimsy – of course we have to find a ‘moose’.  Other building graphics – many on the overpasses.DSCN1323DSCN1341DSCN1388


Sean Orr said...

Enjoying the photos and stories

Vickie Rigden said...

wow how cool wish we could be traveling with you guys