Monday, May 31, 2010

Quebec City

I was fortunate enough to go to Quebec City for a work conference. It was a great vacation where I got to fly on an airplane by myself, I had a hotel room all to myself and got to learn all about my profession. It was a really fun weekend. Lots of good french food and lots of fun exploring. There were lots of people there as it is very touristy, but that also meant lots of things to do. They would close off streets so the pedestrians could walk through the streets without cars. I was very impressed with how "green" the city was. The majority of their buses are run off electricity, they recycle all of their paper hand towels and really encourage walking. The city itself is beautiful. It feels like a little mini Europe. Cobblestone roads, the buildings and the delicious food. I even posted on facebook "

It's not every day you get to go for a run on the Plains of Abraham. I think it means I get to have poutine for lunch

Like I said it was a fantastic vacation.

Here is the view down one of the streets.

The Chateau Frontenac. Where D day was planned. They cancel hundreds of reservations so that the hotel could be empty.

More roads and more beautiful buildings.
And here is the funicular, which is an outdoor elevator. Takes you up the cliffs.

Quebec City is still a walled city. Here is one of the gates.

This is the view from my hotel room.
And the view at night.

I got to see some old friends, like Chantal, who is great.
And newer friends who we enjoyed fondue with.

Till Tomorrow



Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos of a beautiful city. It looks like an amazing trip!

Goofball said...

nice nice! I really should go once to the East of Canada....but I also must urgently go back to the west. ah what a dilemma

Deena Marie Fusco said...

It looks like a mini europe. I was there many years ago. Sounds like it was a great conference and the food was even better!