17
Feb
09

Day 137 of a 365-Day Portrait of Canada: A Walk Through the Streets Quebec City

What makes being here in the winter months of Quebec city so great is that there are no tourists. Everyone you meet lives and works here, which makes for a much more authentic portrait of Quebec and the Quebecois. I am finding a major languagebarrier as I do not speak much French and 1 in 5 Quebec city residents speak limited English. All of which is definitely holding my conversations back needless to say, it took me 20 minutes to find someone who could direct me to a post office. Quebec city really does have a European flare to it with just the craziest collection of old buildings and narrow, rough streets. I even saw an old woman walking down the middle of the street with a loaf of fresh bread under her arm.

Boy running freely down sidewalk; oh to be young and know nothing about the economy.

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Butcher Shop

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Old buildings make up the majority of Quebec City.

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Not a straight line to be found in this shot, everything is twisted and sagging.

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Wow, these doorways didn’t seem very Quebec to me, they seem very western.

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Everywhere you look Quebec city is full of textures and an old country feel.

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Proud Resident of Quebec City

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Oh my!

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