Other stuff I saw in Québec City


A church in downtown Québec

A church in downtown Québec

While I mainly went to see the Carnaval, I also went for a walk around the Old Québec a bit while I was in town. It’s a very beautiful city.

There are all sorts of wonderful old buildings, churches and historical-type things going on.

Not only that, but they have excellent lighting at night, so it makes for some good photos!

You just have to be willing to wait for an opportune moment, when there isn’t a car going past, who will leave streaks of light all through your exposure. Thank goodness for digital cameras.

Celtic cross at night

Celtic cross at night

I think I must have spent about fifteen minutes trying to get this photo of the celtic-looking cross. I’ve got a whole bunch of photos of it with streaks across it, thanks to cars.

After three or four tries, I was almost prepared to set the self-timer and go stand in the middle of the road, just out of the frame of the camera, so that I would prevent any cars from passing through it. I only wanted a twenty-second exposure, and there was only one car every minute or so.

Oh well.

I like the details on the cross, and I think it was worth the wait.

An angel with a globe

An angel with a globe

Next is an angel with a globe. I’m not sure what his deal is. I guess he’s like a busker, except that he doesn’t really perform a musical instrument.

Not a bad job, I guess.

Unless you don’t like the cold. It wasn’t too bad while I was there, anyway. It was consistently around -1ºC or -2ºC, and in the sunlight, during the day, that’s not too bad.

He seems happy, anyway.

I have also posted a video of a crazy dance rave at an ice castle in front of the Québec parliament, and a videoscreen waterfall at night in the Old Québec.


    title = {Other stuff I saw in Québec City},
    journaltitle = {The Grey Literature},
    author = {Benjamin Gregory Carlisle},
    address = {Montreal, Canada},
    date = 2011-02-9,
    url = {https://www.bgcarlisle.com/blog/2011/02/09/other-stuff-i-saw-in-quebec-city/}


Carlisle, Benjamin Gregory. "Other stuff I saw in Québec City" Web blog post. The Grey Literature. 09 Feb 2011. Web. 22 Mar 2019. <https://www.bgcarlisle.com/blog/2011/02/09/other-stuff-i-saw-in-quebec-city/>


Carlisle, Benjamin Gregory. (2011, Feb 09). Other stuff I saw in Québec City [Web log post]. Retrieved from https://www.bgcarlisle.com/blog/2011/02/09/other-stuff-i-saw-in-quebec-city/

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