Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Québec


Last weekend, one of the workshop co-chairs for the Beaconsfield Guild and I had a mini-vacation in Québec City.  Here is the beautiful Chateau Frontenac, where we stayed on Saturday night.
I took the picture as we were pulling away from the port on the ferry, crossing the St. Lawrence.  Staying there has been a dream of mine since my parents raved about their stay there in the late 1940's and I was not disappointed. This is the view from the corridor right outside our room.
 
These few pictures don't begin to do justice to the fabulous interior and architecture.  The hotel was built by the Canadian Pacific Railway in the 1920's and was operated by them for many years.

Pam and I are off to Old Montreal today - more Quebec pictures when I get back.

7 comments:

free indeed said...

Well, I've driven by that place several times over the years and never stopped in. I always thought it was a fort of some type in the early days...and it isn't as old as I thought either. Thanks for enlightening me! lol. The old city is so lovely.

Anonymous said...

Hi Rayna, I'm glad to see you've gotten to see a bit more of our corner of Canada. Quebec City is a fun place and it's wonderful that you got to visit. Thanks again for the great workshop you gave for Out of the Box. I truly enjoyed the opportunity to try some completely new things in a very relaxed and supportive atmosphere. I plan to do an extended Surface Design session in the backyard over the summer. Enjoy the rest of your stay!
Jean in Ottawa

Eva said...

Ah! Un peu de vieille Europe!

elle said...

I've heard that you are in for a lovely treat!

Helen Conway said...

That looks like my kind of hotel!

Barbara said...

And this is a working vacation?!

Vivika said...

Spent my honeymoon there... wahoo!