Thursday, October 13, 2011

Beautiful Old Quebec

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Hello everyone,
    As many of you know we were away last week and on our drive from the Island to Montreal we stopped in Quebec City for a couple of nights. We have been there before a couple of times and always love it-it has so much charm and history.

So come for a walk with me through this beautiful city.

I loved all the beautiful planters and window boxes throughout the city but this place really had my attention with the rows of corn along the top and the veggies in the windowboxes.

I love how the very impressive Chateau Frontenac towers above these quaint shops.Cobblestone streets and old stone buildings with lots of greenery-what could be more charming?

We took a guided tour of the Chateau Frontenac- it is so beautiful. This is the lobby.

A Christmas store-so many lights!

Beautiful in the evenings too with all the lights and musicians playing in the streets.

Don't you think it is a very beautiful and romantic city. I am looking forward to going back again sometime soon!

Have a lovely day!


Priscilla said...

Oh, how I would love to visit Quebec. I find it so hard to understand quebecois, but it would be fun to visit, nonetheless. My French grandfather came to the US through Quebec.
Your pictures are lovely and make me want to visit more than ever.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

What a gorgeous city! I remember years ago that Perry Como did a Christmas special from there and with the snow and music it was magical! Maybe someday I will be able see it.~Hugs, Patti

Sentimental Living said...

Beautiful and amazing places!!!:) Greetings!

Erin | Bygone Living said...

Looks like a setting to a fairytale!

My Grama's Soul said...

Have not been to this side of Canada....but I'm going to make it someday! Your photos are gorgeous.



Justyna Żukowska said...

Beautiful place! Thanks :-)

Anonymous said...

Oh,so many beautiful photos of a beautiful place.

Myric said...

That's pretty! I love love Old towns!!


Elzie said...

Oh what a charming town! I would certainly like to go there a day too.
Hope everything is ok.
Love Elzie

Anna at the Doll House said...

This was such a wonderful tour Carolyn. I love the greenery tumbling out of every flower box, colouring the vistas down cobbled streets. It truly looks to be a fairytale town.


Anonymous said...


I live here in Ontario....and I have never yet even been to Quebec...but you just made me want to go with all of your gorgeous photos....I must get there someday!

Thanks so much for sharing your inspirations.

ciao bella

Creative Carmelina

Sewconsult said...

So enchanting. I must add it to my 'bucket list'. Wonderful pictures and such a great step back in time.
Beckie in Brentwood, TN

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Carolyn,

Oh my, you made my day! This is my favorite city and we did vacation at Le Château Frontenac in August of 1998. Looks like they are renovating its beautiful roof or am I wrong?
My dear friend Hélène is from Québec City and when we visited with her at her parents place we also had a lovely time, without staying at the Château. That city is so romantic, no wonder that it once was the top honeymoon destination!
Love to you and all the best for little Lucas...


Pamela Gordon said...

Carolyn you took some wonderful photos of this beautiful city. I have been there once with our daughter's grade 9 class trip but not with my hubby. I really need to change that don't I? LOL It is a beautiful and romantic city full of charm and history. Thanks for sharing you photos with us. Blessings, Pamela

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

While reading this post, I realised I missed your last one. So sorry to hear about your grandson's disease. I sincerely hope the drug will work and Lucas will feel better again. This must be so difficult for you and your family. I wish your daughter and her husband strength too.

Your photo's look beautiful. Quebec looks like the sort of town I would enjoy visiting too. The lovely streets, old houses...and that castle! It looks so romantic. Glad to hear that could enjoy it a bit, despite your worries.

Take care!

Lieve groet, Madelief x

Southerncook said...

I so enjoyed your post. Now Old Quebec is on my MUST "to do" list. You are so right it is such a charming and romantic city. Loved those window boxes too. Keeping Lucas in my thoughts and prayers.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Mari said...

OHHH how very,very beautiful, just takes my breath away :) I want to visit such a gorgeous place :)
I thank you for the amazing tour :)


Linda said...

Hey, Carolyn!

Your pics are absolutely wonderful. They inspire me to go back to Quebec City soon! I have never seen it in fall, only in summer and winter. I think it looks at its best this time of year. So creative with the fresh produce and particularly looove the corn garland!!! How creative is that! Thanks for sharing all those. I really enjoyed it!


Linda at Beautiful Ideas

La Table De Nana said...

I can't stop think about Lucas~
That cute cute boy..I looked up DMD..the whole time..thinking..hoping and praying for Lucas.

And now you've taken my breath away w/ QC..I live so close and have not been in years.
A dear person who I met through the net.. we visited each other..just passed away.. we went there with he and his wife last time..quickly quickly and visited a beautiful garden..

Your photos are treasures..I love the corn valence also..(It would look great on your porch:) )

Thank you.
Take care~.

Dianne said...

What an amazingly beautiful city - your pics make me want to pack my bags and head straight over to see this wonderful place - it reminds me so much of Paris! Magnifique!!

Camille said...

Your photos are just too beautiful for words! I would love to visit there. Thank you for posting these pictures. I will have to show my husband and maybe a trip there? Hope so.....

Sheila said...

It would be a dream come true to wander through those charming shops and streets. I have never been to Quebec City but would love to go back to Montreal one day and tour both old towns. Your photos are like a gift to those of us who have never been to Quebec City. Thanks for stopping by.

Yeojin sunim said...

oh, my buddha!
so gorgeous city! and clean!
I envy you. Thank you for sharing your trip!

podso said...

So wonderful to see. And such rich color! Looks like a wonderful place ... I've never traveled there but now have had a glimpse!

Cindy said...

What a charming, beautiful city, a little bit of Europe within our borders.
I enjoyed your photos very much, I have not been to Quebec City, only Montreal.
Hugs, Cindy

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

You have wonderful pictures of this beautiful city. SO nice that you can go back again and again. I love the hanging ferns and coblestone streets. Yes! Quite romantic! Prayers and best wishes for your sweet little Lucas!

Teacup-In-The-Garden said...

What a wonderful city and it must have been a great trip!

Pandora`s Box said...

Enchanting place,The setting is right out of a story book. Thank you for taking us along.

Deanna said...

delightful pictures of such a neat place to visit!

Sweet Autumn Blessings to you,

La Table De Nana said...

About 4 hours away Carolyn~:)

One day..

And I will come back to this beautiful post for ideas~
Have a lovely day.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Carolyn,
Your photos are just lovely and you have captured Quebec so well with them. I can just imagine that Christmas shop. That must have been fun! I have been to Montreal only once but will never forget it. I loved the cobblestone streets! Would love to go back again someday.
Thanks for sharing with us and enjoy your weekend.


msgteresa said...

Dear Carolyn!
It's the first time I write here, in your worderful blog, but I've been here before too many times... I really love it!
I live in Rio de Janeiro,Brazil, too far away from your beautiful country and your marvelous garden... It's a sweet pleasure to come here and see all those enchanted flowers and places... It's like to be in a special magic world, full of colors,joy and peace!
I 've been with my family in Canada some years ago... And we really enjoyed it so much! And we were in the old and beautiful Quebec... Oh, so enchanted and lovely place!
And when I saw these wonderful photos, it was like we were there again... Walking down those old streets and seeing those places!
Thank you so much, dear Carolyn, for bringing us so nice feelings and worderful images... You are a very special and iluminated person that always give us the opportunity to dream of a new world, where there are marvelous gardens and love...
We are keeping your little Lucas in our minds, and praying for him... I'm sure that all the things will be fine...

God bless you all...
My brazilian hug for you!

(from the brazilian blog "Se essa lua fosse minha")

Edith DUTERTRE said...

très beau reportage sur une
ville que je ne verrais certainement
jamais , j' ai aperçue des peintures
de volets jaune/orange qui
rendent super bien
tout cela m' a l' air très agréable
et enchanteur ;
bonne chance pour Lucas
et dire que c' est bientôt Noél!!!!!
à bientôt

Susan said...

Oh Carolyn.....What an enchanting city.Enchanting! Gorgeous photos you took. Thanks for sharing.

I would LOVE to go there.

Yes, little Lucas will stay in my humble prayers. Susan

dizzyizzy said...

I absolutely love your website. It is such a wonderful place to rest and find peace.

Hey There Carole! said...

My husband and I visited the beautiful city this past August and feel in love. While there it rained the whole time yet that didn’t take away from the city one bit. Thanks for sharing.

Rowan said...

Quebec looks a really beautiful city and I know it has a lot of historic interest too. The only Canadian cities I've visited are Montreal and Ottawa but I really would like to go to Quebec after seeing your photos.

Georgianna said...

Dear Carolyn, Your photos of old Quebec make me want to visit there right away. Somehow the autumn light seems perfect for the architecture. I'm glad you had a wonderful time.

Wishing you a cozy weekend! - g

Victorian1885 said...

Thank you Carolyn for sharing your vacation to Old Quebec City. I can't believe we have been to Ottawa so many times and have never gone to Quebec ... so close! It sure reminds me of Europe.. we will have to add it to our Bucket list. Have a great weekend!


SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a beautiful place! I am truly awestruck by the charming and old-world architecture.

Pearl Maple said...

Thank you for sharing all your beautiful photos with us of your trip to such a pretty part of the country

Anonymous said...

Thanks for bringing Quebec to all your blog readers. So beautiful. It really makes Iowa look boring but at least I can go for a short inexpensive trip via the internet and blogging. That's one of the great things about blogging that I love.
Thanks for the trip.

Sabrina said...

I want to live there it's so charming.