They built a new multi storey carpark and created a park around it for tourists and locals alike, right on the waterfront in the Old Port area right where the cruise ships come in. But they made the car park both a hanging garden and, a view point. Giving the roof over to greenery not cars. All in all, it’s a lovely place to park up, and hang out with your kids for a couple of hours, as there are water features in the park. Or, it’s a starting point for visitors to the old quarter, or a walk along the sea front. And yes, that is another visiting ship. The Italian training ship Amerigo Vespucci. And yes, with a crowd of hopefuls wanting to get onboard—but there’s a three hour long queue. Enjoy the view! This is all so much nicer than what use to greet the cruise ships coming in … what was, an ugly open car park. What do you think?
You can see why people come to Québec City, and why the Chateau Frontenac is one of the most photographed buildings on the planet when you look at these photos. It’s like a trip to France, but without leaving the continent. This is us in autumn, one of the best times of the year to visit because of the obvious explosion of autumnal colour. But of course, any time of year is a good time to visit this beautiful city.
We’re having a quiet day at home today, well, we did do some grocery shopping, and we (me) are doing four loads of laundry. But I’m sure you don’t want to hear about groceries or laundry. Ha! Ha! So, as a distraction, here’s some more photos from yesterday! I stopped, I saw, I bought … do you love my new hat? And to cool off … fruit smoothie anyone? Oh, and today is Québec City’s birthday (1608) — Happy Birthday QC.