Thursday Doors – December 3, 2015

More Québec City Doors

Last winter we took a long weekend to spend a night at the Ice Hotel just north of Québec City. The rest of the weekend was spent walking around exploring and rediscovering the beauty of Old Québec.

At the bottom of the cliffs under the watchful eye of the majestic Chateau Frontenac lies the section of the old city called Lower Town.

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Aside from the Chateau Frontenac which is often referred to as the most photographed hotel in the world, Upper Town also has some wonderful old buildings and several historically significant churches.

But for my money, with it’s narrow winding streets and so many well preserved old stone buildings still in use as shops and inns, boutiques and restaurants, Lower Town is the most charming place to visit – especially in winter.

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Here are some of my favourite Lower Town doors captured on that visit:

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As always, thanks for looking 🙂

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About Norm 2.0

World’s youngest grumpy old man & heart failure wonder boy. Interests: writing, woodworking, photography, travel, tennis, wine, and I know a bit about power tools.
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69 Responses to Thursday Doors – December 3, 2015

  1. lifelessons says:

    Oh oh…I see it is too late. I’ll send a link next week.

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  2. lifelessons says:

    Here is my Thursday Doors Challenge entry for Dec. 3, Norm. Mexico loves to go further than the norm, but this house was actually built by a gringo! A famous one if the neighbor is to be believed. I need to do further research.

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  4. Aimer Boyz says:

    Love the view of Chateau Frontenac. Quebec City is a definitely-have-to-see-it kind of place. Truly beautiful. I’ve always wanted to do the Ice Hotel but haven’t got there yet. Too cold, too chicken 🙂

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  5. Colline says:

    Looks like a wonderful place to meander in.

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  7. Totally beautiful collection to get us in the Holliday season. I’m ready to put on my boots and amble down those streets 🙂

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  8. klara says:

    Norm, is there a mistake in linking? (janet’s doors are linked to your post)

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  10. klara says:

    charming! wonderful ‘upside down’ view (upwards towards that beautiful castle).

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  12. jesh stg says:

    Wow, wow, wow – you have outdone yourself! So many beautiful doors, and that first shot is just stunning!

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  13. jan says:

    Wow – I’ve never been to Quebec. Looks like I’ve really been missing out!

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  14. A great collection Norm and I love the first two photos very much.

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  16. Helen Jones says:

    Wow, Norm – these photos are wonderful, especially that first shot looking up to the Chateau. I’ve been to Montreal, but never made it to Quebec City – I really do need to go there. And lovely to see winter snow and sunshine. I loved that sort of weather when I lived in Canada 🙂

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Too bad you never made it to Quebec City. Old Montreal is nice/quaint but Old Quebec is impressive – and this is from a lifelong Montrealer. If you go in winter you may want to check out the Ice Hotel as well – cheers 🙂

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      • Helen Jones says:

        I know – I lived in Canada for 14 years but never made it there! On my visit list next time I go over, I think! As a side note, I did get lost in Montreal once and spent the day driving through various neighbourhoods in the city, including the old town. I do remember it being lovely, but at the time I was a little bit stressed 🙂

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  17. It is one of the places on my ‘must visit’ list 🙂 Wonderful shots, all of them 🙂

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  20. Paula says:

    Quebec in winter looks wonderful! And cold. 🙂 I’d love to experience it myself! Thanks for sharing such lovely doors!

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  21. joannesisco says:

    The last door #35 is my favourite! What a wonderful little door.
    … and I agree that your photo from Lower Town of the Chateau is one of the best I’ve ever seen. Simply beautiful.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      That’s very kind of you to say Joanne; thank you.
      We’re really lucky to have special places like this so close to home.
      We stopped in the Chateau Montebello on the way to Ottawa this summer and I just sat there in awe, admiring for over an hour.
      We had somewhere else to be, but I just didn’t want to leave!

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  23. Lynn says:

    Your Chateau photo is awesome Norm! Love the angle you shot it from. Quebec City is such a fantastic place to visit, winter or summer!

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  24. dimlamp says:

    Lovely captures. 🙂

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  26. reocochran says:

    What a wonderful collection of beautiful doors. Thanks Norm for this tour of Quebec and the Chateau is gorgeous! Smiles, Robin

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  28. marianallen says:

    What wonderful buildings, doors and all! I especially love the one deep-set in the thick stone wall; it looks so cozy. Thank you for tour!

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  29. joey says:

    I so want to go back to Quebec, but in the winter. I want to ice skate there, too. No ice skating in August, lol! Look how stunning. *sigh* You’re so lucky to live there.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks. Lucky indeed, but it seems no matter where we live we all kinda take it for granted after a while.
      I’ve lived within a 3-hour drive of Québec City my whole life and I still have not attended their winter carnival: https://carnaval.qc.ca/home
      After Rio and New Orleans, it’s the 3rd biggest Lent festival in the world and I’ve NEVER been! We might have to fix that this winter.
      And I hope you get the chance to go back too 🙂

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  31. Norm, what a great gallery! We went to Quebec as the final stop on our honeymoon inn 1984 and you’ve now engendered a desire to revisit it.

    janet

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  33. Wow – what a beautiful area. The first photo is amazing. The second one has such charm, and then you provide five handsome, colorful doors. Home run, Norm. 🙂

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  34. Robin says:

    Beautiful collection of doors, and great series of images. I would love to walk and explore there.

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  35. Now, here’s another place I wanna go — Quebec! Thanks for posting pics. I’ve got wanderlust all over again.

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  37. Dan Antion says:

    This looks like such an interesting place to walk and explore Norm. I love the colorful doors and shutters. These doors, so close to the street, braving the winter elements, are truly survivors. The Chateau looks majestic as it overlooks all of this. Great photos!

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  41. Oh, what a fairy-tale! When I first saw your Chateau in a photo, I thought it must be a trick, a set-up, a film setting. And yet it’s real. And the doors are magnificent too.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks so much for the kind words. You can see the Chateau from just about every street corner at the bottom of the cliffs. It takes some getting used to because at first, each time you turn and look up, it takes your breath away.

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