Friday, November 10, 2006

November 10th, 2006.
Day 10 of nablopomo

On Monday 30 October we engaged in a minibus tour of Quebec city and environs. The morning was spent in the city itself touring the historic sites of "Old Quebec." I've posted a few pictures from that excursion previously. Today I'll post a miniscule number of the total pictures I took on the afternoon trip to the outlying areas. Perhaps they will pique your curiosity enough to warrant your own visit to Quebec City.

After lunch we left the city by minibus and traveled to the L'Ile d' Orléans. We circled the island checking exquisite luxury homes with lush landscaping and stopped for a few pics. We then proceeded back to the mainland and trucked east on rte. 138 towards the shrine of Ste. Anne de Beaupré, stopping for a tour of Albert Gilles Copper Art muséum-Boutique. From there we continured on to the Shrine. After an hour at the Shrine we returned via La route de la Nouvelle-France (rte. 360) stopping at Auberge Baker for homemade bread, spread with homemade maple cream while sitting beside a fired up woodstove. Then it was on to Parc de la Chute-Montmorency. Since it was dusk and my camera's batteries were dying I only got one good pic of the Falls.

Then it was back to the Chateau to dress for dinner......

Homes, and view of Quebec City, Ille d'Orleans.

Copper art on entry door of Ste Anne De Beaupre Cathedral, done by Albert Gilles.

Albert Gilles Copper Art Museum-Boutique

Next stop: Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré.

The Basillica of Sainte Anne de Beaupré

Immaculate Conception Chapel. Lower level.

Main sanctuary and ceiling.

During the summer, pilgrims gather on the hillside to pray the way of the cross.

Baker's inn. Outside wood fired oven where, in summer, the mistress bakes 18 loaves of bread at a time.

Paying for coffe, homemade bread with homemade maple cream. mmmm mmmm good!

This establishment is named for a 19th-century book by Philippe-Aubert de Gaspé, who once resided here. The house, dating from 1675, has servers in period costume and five dining rooms with different themes. For example, the vaisselier (dish room) is bright and cheerful, with colorful antique dishes and a fireplace. People come for the authentic French-Canadian cooking; hearty specialties include duck in a maple glaze, Lac St-Jean meat pie, and maple-syrup pie with fresh cream. One of the best deals is a three-course meal for C$14.75, served from noon until 5:45.


We are leaving today, flying tomorrow, to Tuscon AZ. for a Nurse anesthetist (CRNA) conference. Will be back Thurs. next.
I will try to keep up posts for nablopomo?????????????????

a la prochaine.


Blogger paris parfait said...

Your post makes me hungry - not only for the delicious food you mention, but for these beautiful sights!

Enjoy your trip to Tucson (one of my favourite cities). Try to go to Mt. Lemon for amazing views of sunsets/sunrises, spectacular cacti and visit Olde Tucson for the quaintness of the movie set it once was.

10:32 AM  
Blogger Rowan said...

These are fantastic photos - I love the copper cockerel and the bread oven, as you can imagine, is right down my street. As for homemade bread with maple syrup cream - oh yum!Have a good trip to Tucson.

11:18 AM  
Blogger Churlita said...

Awesome photos. Tucson should be wonderful too. I haven't been there since I lived in AZ in the seventies.

2:02 PM  
Blogger Catch said...

What gorgeoous pics Rel, the Chapel is breath taking!!! Thank you so much for sharing! Have a good time on your trip!!!!

2:05 PM  
Blogger PEA said...

Beautiful pictures once again Rel and yup, inside the basilique is exactly as I remember it as a girl of 16! My mom makes maple syrup pie and it's sooooo good!! Hope it's not all work in Arizona:-) Take care and see you when you get back!!

4:37 PM  
Blogger twitches said...

Fantastic pics, thanks for sharing!

9:09 PM  
Blogger Gary said...

I would die for some of that woodfired bread.

Some of the pictures remind me a lot of Louisiana.

Thanks for the tour.

10:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Rel, thanks for the comment and I hope your conference is not all work!

I just loved the church of Ste Anne de Beaupre. There's something about churches - the utter peace and beautiful silence - that makes them wonderful places to visit and just be.

Looking forward to some more pics of Quebec. It looks a beautiful place.

You're doing well with your Nablopomo so far.

Take care

Robyn xo

6:52 PM  

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