Quebec City in March, 2018 – Day 3

Day 3!  See Day 2 here. Day 3 was a day to visit the old port area, below the rest of the city.

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Here we have Bec at the top of the l’escalier casse-cou, heading down into the old port area.

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And now down in the old port area.

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Passage de la Batterie down in the old port area.

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And then we walked down to the edge of the ice-filled St. Lawrence.

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Just another shot of the ice.  Pretty neat to see.

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The city wall and citadel as seen from below.  In fact you can see the cannon we had been standing next to the prior day.

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And then we walked over to the city market!  This is where we had lunch.  It was OK.  Fun to hang with locals.

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I have to share this picture just because of how happy everyone is.  We got some tasty macarons.

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And we got some spices and tea, all still inside the market.

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I’ll just let you read the sign.

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And here we are standing on an inlet of the St. Lawrence near the market!  There was ice fishing going on, those are inflatable igloos.  Generally I felt like Quebec did not have the often-absurd levels of regulation caused by safety concerns you often see in the United States.

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Come to warm you up.

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And then we walked toward a mural Bec wanted to see.  Click to see a larger version.  This features many important people from the history of Quebec.  Note that is a flat building.  Pretty impressive.

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And here we are outside the Eglise Notre-Dame-des-Victoires, built 1690 – now that is an old North American church.  The church was actually originally named for the infant Jesus, but was renamed for victory after a failed attack by Massachusetts colony.

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Heading back into the heart of the old port area.

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Got some chocolat-chaud and, er, more macarons.

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And then we actually took the funicular up out of the old port area.

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And this is me near our hotel later.  End of day!