1903 Théâtre Capitole de Québec

1903 Théâtre Capitole de Québec



copper roof











1893 Château Frontenac

1893 Château Frontenac



advanced Lego project




1886 Hôtel du Parlement (Parliament of Quebec)











Ice floes on the St. Lawrence



1817 Chapelle des Jésuites







looking up toward La Promenade des Gouverneurs




Basilique-cathédrale Notre-Dame de Québec. Famous as the “engulfed cathedral” and generally unable to be used until late July, when most of the snow has melted.








Ok, baker’s dozen. What a beautiful city.








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One Dozen Rooftops. Ville de Québec, Canada


6 thoughts on “One Dozen Rooftops. Ville de Québec, Canada

  1. When I finished scrolling through the photos, I thought, “But he promised us a dozen!” Well, there are twelve, but each in its own way is so inviting that I lost track as I looked. I must say — you have some fine rooftops. Around here, the only thing I can think of that comes even close might be the Philip Johnson-designed building downtown. Well, and some churches. But they’re not nearly so interesting as these.

    I’m really curious about the “engulfed cathedral.” Were you teasing us? I can’t find anything about it being engulfed online, and the fact that it’s centrally located, is the site of a “holy door” and so on makes me wonder if that bit about not being able to be used until July isn’t hyperbole. It’s a gem, that’s for sure. It’s too bad it suffered from multiple fires.

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    • Yes, just teasing. I caught sight of the steeple over a big pile of snow on the city walls, and it looked for a minute like the church was under a snowdrift. There’s a beautiful piece of music by Debussy called “La cathédrale engloutie” about an underwater church, and I guess the correct translation is “submerged” – I don’t speak French, and somehow remembered it being “engulfed”
      I saw a painting of a huge fire in this city, in the old days (1840’s) it seems like every old town has burned down a few times!


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