Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Top of the city

The Old City of Quebec sits on a bluff overlooking the St. Lawrence River. The site was a key strategic location for the region and the French and British clashed here as they struggled for control of the American wilderness.

The walls of the fortified upper city still stand on the bluff. Rising above all other buildings is the Hotel Frontenac. This hotel was the site of a series of conferences between President Franklin Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill during World War II. Excellent views of the lower city and the St. Lawrence River can be seen from the fortress walls.

Tomorrow: Idyllic Isle.

Click on pictures to enlarge. Photographs © 2005 James Jordan

4 comments:

eph2810 said...

Boy - your pictures are just awesome. Love the top one especially. :)

susie said...

Love the Quebec pictures. Thanks for sharing. Next time we travel with Stewardship together, I'd like to follow you around and learn more about photography...I do a little, but am eager to learn more.

fin said...

That's so magical...like a page from a children's pop-up book.

Tim said...

thats quite ironic...that hotel is quite reminiscent (or vice versa) of the one in Epcot that you commented on. great photo and thanks for stopping by.