May 2014 Archives
Quebec City is one of the oldest European settlements in North America, and it takes full advantage of that fact in its appeal to tourists. Among the most striking sites is this realistic, near life size, mural in the Old City, a focal point for the frequent tour groups. It was fun to notice more and more of the details hidden in odd corners. Click photos to enlarge them.
We've been in Quebec City for the last several days, while my wife attends a conference. Yesterday we rented a car and drove out of the city to Montmorency Falls and Ile d'Orleans. The falls are impressive: higher than Niagara, lots of water, high velocity. There wasn't a lot of color, so these were good photos to convert to b&w. Click photos to enlarge them.
The water hits the river at the bottom with such force that it produces a large vapor cloud, obscuring the bottom of the walkway of observation posts descending from the opposite side of the gorge.