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September 19, 2017

A most beautiful church

Filed under: Cityscape,Quebec — Tags: , , , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am
Notre-Dame Basilica, Montreal

Notre-Dame Basilica, Montreal

I love to visit great churches when I travel and Montreal has one of the best, the Notre-Dame Basilica. The church is located in Old Montreal, and there has been a church at the site since the mid 17th century, initially a small one run by the Jesuits. The present building was constructed in the 1820s.

In my opinion the most impressive part of the ornate interior is the rich blue background which sets off the many yellow gold features.

Notre-Dame Basilica, Montreal

Notre-Dame Basilica, Montreal

Notre-Dame Basilica, Montreal

Notre-Dame Basilica, Montreal

 

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October 29, 2016

Montmorency Falls, Quebec

Filed under: Quebec,Waterfalls — Tags: , , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am
Montmorency Falls, Quebec

Montmorency Falls, Quebec

Montmorency Falls is found just east of Quebec City and at 84 meters (275 feet) is the highest in the province.

GPS Location: N 43º 53.398′ W 71º 08.702′

Rating:

Montmorency Falls, Quebec Montmorency Falls, Quebec
Montmorency Falls, Quebec  

 

Warning: It can be dangerous to view and photograph waterfalls. The footing can be wet and slippery, and an accidental fall can result in serious injury or death. Note also that many sections of waterfalls are on private property. Please respect these rights.

 

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September 9, 2016

Freeport Covered Bridge, Quebec

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Freeport Covered Bridge, Quebec

Freeport Covered Bridge, Quebec

When Built: c. 1870

Builders: Not known

Description: Found near Cowansville, Quebec

Freeport Covered Bridge, Quebec

Freeport Covered Bridge, Quebec

This is part of a series on Quebec’s Covered Bridges. You can find an index here.

 

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December 6, 2015

The Biosphere, Montreal

Filed under: Landscape,Quebec — Tags: , , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am
The Biosphere, Montreal

The Biosphere, Montreal

The Biosphere in Montreal was originally built for the 1967 World’s Fair and is based on the geodesic dome and ideas proposed by Buckminster Fuller. It was originally enclosed in an acrylic bubble but this was destroyed when a fire broke out during renovations in 1976. It remained closed until 1990 when Environment Canada began a museum based around issues of water and climate change. This was opened in 1995. The structure has been shown in a number of sci-fi movies such as Battlestar Galactica.

The Biosphere, Montreal

The Biosphere, Montreal

The Biosphere, Montreal

The Biosphere, Montreal

The Biosphere, Montreal

The Biosphere, Montreal

The Biosphere, Montreal

The Biosphere, Montreal

 

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July 30, 2015

Province Hill Covered Bridge, Quebec

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Province Hill Covered Bridge, Quebec

Province Hill Covered Bridge, Quebec

When Built: 1896

Builders: Not known

Description: The bridge was bypassed in 1960 and runs along the shoulder of the new road. It is one of the oldest in the province. It is also known as de la Frontiere Covered Bridge as it is close to the Vermont border

Province Hill Covered Bridge, Quebec

Province Hill Covered Bridge, Quebec

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May 12, 2015

Des Rivieres (Pike) Covered Bridge, Quebec

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Des Rivieres (Pike) Covered Bridge, Quebec

Des Rivieres (Pike) Covered Bridge, Quebec

When Built: 1884

Builders: Not known (The first covered bridge at this point was built by Henri Des Rivières in 1843)

Description: A great looking structure still in use along a quiet stretch of road. It has a Howe truss and is a single span of 136 feet.

Des Rivieres (Pike) Covered Bridge, Quebec

Des Rivieres (Pike) Covered Bridge, Quebec

This is part of a series on Quebec’s Covered Bridges. You can find an index here.

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April 5, 2015

Guthrie Covered Bridge, Quebec

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Guthrie Covered Bridge, Quebec

Guthrie Covered Bridge, Quebec

When Built: Ca.1888

Builders: Not known

Description: This is the shortest of Quebec’s Covered bridges at49 feet. It is located close to the U.S. border.

Guthrie Covered Bridge, Quebec

Guthrie Covered Bridge, Quebec

Guthrie Covered Bridge, Quebec

Guthrie Covered Bridge, Quebec

 

Guthrie Covered Bridge, Quebec

Guthrie Covered Bridge, Quebec

 

This is part of a series on Quebec’s Covered Bridges. You can find an index here.

 

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March 26, 2015

Decelle Covered Bridge, Quebec

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Decelle Covered Bridge, Quebec

Decelle Covered Bridge, Quebec

When Built: 1938

Builders: Not known

Description: In excellent shape, the white trim looks elegant against the red bridge.

This is part of a series on Quebec’s Covered Bridges. You can find an index here.

Decelle Covered Bridge, Quebec

Decelle Covered Bridge, Quebec

 

Decelle Covered Bridge, Quebec

Decelle Covered Bridge, Quebec

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