Quebec Day Two - Morning Tours

Quebec is really a story of three cities - the original French (1608-1759), British (1759-1867), and Canadian (1867- present). A tour through the Citadel and the Upper town makes this abundantly clear - if you know what to look for, as the students now do. The history is everywhere, and every building has a story.  

 

The oldest standing building in Quebec (built in the 1670s) 

The oldest standing building in Quebec (built in the 1670s) 

The Bishop's manor, Neoclassical British architecture - notice the columns and triangles

The Bishop's manor, Neoclassical British architecture - notice the columns and triangles

The tower in the distance is Quebec's take on the Art Deco architecture, a copy of the Empire State Building design, although it is 84 stories shorter, it was finished first - a point of pride among Quebecers. 

The tower in the distance is Quebec's take on the Art Deco architecture, a copy of the Empire State Building design, although it is 84 stories shorter, it was finished first - a point of pride among Quebecers. 

We are now having some lunch along Rue St. Johns were the students have a bit of time to enjoy the atmosphere of Old Town, grab some lunch, and even get a little shopping in.  

There was a bit of walking involved this morning (and such a beautiful day for it)!  Although we didn't hit the 10k steps before lunch, we came pretty close! 

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