mardi, juillet 31, 2007

TERRASSE DUFFERIN



La terrasse Dufferin fut créée en 1879, à l’initiative du gouverneur général du Canada, Lord Dufferin. C’est l’architecte Charles Baillairgé qui a dessiné les plans des lampadaires de fonte et des kiosques.
Cette terrasse qui donne à la ville un air de station balnéaire, est longue de 671 mètres et est l’une des principales attractions de la ville de Québec, étant le lieu des rendez-vous très populaire. Un panorama superbe du fleuve, de la rive sud et de l'Ile d'Orléans s’ouvre à partir de la terrasse.
The General Governor of Canada, Lord Dufferin, created the "Terrasse" in 1879. The architect Charles Baillargé has designed the cast iron street lamps and the nice pavilions.
The Terrasse is 671 meters long and gives to Quebec City the look of an health resort. It is one of the most popular attraction of the city. From there, one has a superb view on the St-Laurence River, the South Shore and the Orleans Island.









Au bout de la Terrasse, il y a une longue glissoire utilisée en hiver. Je ne suis pas certaine que ces dernières années, la "glissade" fut toujours utilisée.
In Winter, there used to be this long ice slide. Not sure it's still used today...


Les tentes blanches à gauche sont celles des "Bouquinistes du St-Laurent". Comme à Paris, on peut y trouver de beaux livres... :)
The white tents at the left are those of the "Bouquinistes du St-Laurent".... Many books can be found there, like at the "bouquinistes de Paris"... :)


Mon petit frère y tient boutique.

My little brother sells his books there each Summer.


Les gens aiment bien s'installer sous les kiosques et regarder le fleuve.

Poeple love to take a look at the River from those nice pavilions.


Une vue de l'Ile d'Orléans, tout au fond!

Far away is the Orleans Island.


Le fleuve est une voie maritime très empruntée.

The River is a very important shipping way.


La voile est aussi très populaire!

And sailing is also very popular!


Et voilà mon petit Château la nuit... :)

And here is my little "castle" by night... :)

22 commentaires:

Joy Eliz a dit…

Absolutely Gorgeous!! You make me want to take a vacation in Canada!!

Ces a dit…

I want to see Canada. I heard Quebec is very nice and your photos prove them. Will they be nice to me if I don't speak French?

Tony LaRocca a dit…

Beautiful- I'll have to go one of these years!

Anonymous a dit…

I LOVE the first and last photographs! Also the pavilion image! Your little brother doesn't look that little, or are they GIANT books?

merlinprincesse a dit…

Canada is a nice place to visit! :) Quebec is a wonderful city to live in! :)I sometimes like to play the tourist in my own town, Joy! :)

Ces: We have lots of English-speaking visitors here and in all touristic areas, everyone is bilingual! :) You just have to use some words like Merci or Bonjour and everybody is going to LOVE you! :)

Tony Larocca!!! Cooooome oooon doooooooown!!!! The kids would love to meet my cats! :)

Anon! You have discovered my secret! We are all tiny tiny persons in the family! :) Except Clo who is 5 feet 11 inches tall! :)

HRH Queen Victoria a dit…

Delightful sights to see ey'm sure, even though it ain't British architecture.

merlinprincesse a dit…

Mmmm....Queenie.... This architecture is inspired by French Renaissance. BUT since it has been erected at the end of the XIX Century, it used to have victorian styles inside..Hhehhee. NO IT'S NOT YOURS! :)

Anonymous a dit…

I'll take the blue book top middle! Can't read what it says but I like the cover!

merlinprincesse a dit…

Indeed! An history of the French People in USA! :)

Aravis a dit…

You've captured the night there perfectly; it's beautiful!

merlinprincesse a dit…

Thanks Aravis. It was a great evening, a very nice temperature on the Terrasse! :)

ritadaphné a dit…

Belles belles images de la ville de Québec. !..Un joyau de notre histoire, enchâssé dans une Amérique parfois......!
Emouvante M.P, merci....

Anonymous a dit…

Oooooh I should find some ancestors in there! Their names should read the same :)

merlinprincesse a dit…

Merci, tante Rita! :)
You have FRENCH ancestors, Anon? :) I think you told me about that once.... mmmm... :)

Anonymous a dit…

Some went to Canada ...

merlinprincesse a dit…

So you have family here? So you can visit? :))))) COUSIN ANON!!!!!

Anonymous a dit…

No no no no no shhhhhhhhhh!!!! (THE Mafia!)

merlinprincesse a dit…

OH! But cousin Tony (not Larocca) is in prison for 333 years! :) Nothing to be afraid of now! :) Well..... there is Auntie Angelina.... ehhehehee. :P

Anonymous a dit…

Hhehheheeee ... I was talking about MY side of the family .... shhhhh .....

merlinprincesse a dit…

Your side is certainly better than my side...Hehhehe. *or not*

HARDWAX a dit…

Ah just beautiful! I have friends who have visited Quebec, and they loved it.

merlinprincesse a dit…

Quebec is a real nice place to live... Did I say that already? :)) Hhehehe. :) Did I tell you that Quebec is a nice place to live? :)