I’ve posted other photos during our trip – mostly those taken by the “intrepid” Roxie Rebel, and others in the Searching for Serenity game.
Here are some that have nothing to do with them (well almost nothing).
This was the closest to the white horse-drawn carriage; we rode in on a previous trip, I could find. No heart-shaped window in the canopy when the top is pulled up, and the exterior of it is black. Still, a ride in one of these is SO romantic. We met up with this handsome equine at Port St Louis just down the road from our hotel.
The bear family in La Fudgerie Boutique on Rue du Cul de Sac. A quick way to go through a pile of money is a stop in this store will all the chocolate, fudge and other products. Yum!
Next door is Boutique Bilodeau. This stuffed bear cub has been standing guard outside the shop for as long as I can remember.
And how about this guy in the window!
These umbrellas were just one of the colourful, summer displays set up in the old city.
We had Italian for supper at Spag&Tini. The walls in the fireplace room looked so naked compared to closer to Christmas when all the decorations take over the ledges. In It Happened on Dufferin Terrace, Roger and Serenity went to this restaurant.
This was the only night we used the Funiculaire to come back up the hill. When we reached Rue Saint-Jean, it was closed down to traffic between Côte du Palais and Rue d’Auteuil. Pedestrians meandered up and down taking in the street entertainment set up in various locations – not to mention, the bistros and pubs with their outdoor patios.
The Price Building (left) and the Château Frontenac showing off their brightly coloured nighttime lighting.
The Fontaine de Tourny in middle of the ’roundabout.’ It’s beautiful in the daytime but even more so at night when it’s illuminated.
Oh, and look. The hotel rolled out the red carpet for me. Although, in this lighting and no flash, it appears more orange.
So that was the end of our first day on this Vieux-Québec adventure.
How did we do? Well, here are the stats from my Fitbit and much of the day was spent in the car getting there.
29 flights of stairs