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Québec City

We recently returned from Quebec City, which is celebrating its 400th anniversary this year. For seven days we strolled the streets of the old city, discovering its many wonders and meeting its polite, hard-working, and hospitable citizens. Quebecers have a unique history and culture dating back to the city’s founding by Samuel de Champlain in 1608. Much of the original French-style buildings still exist in the old city, and the French language and culture still prevail. The city is a delight for any Francophile. As an experiment, I left my pro gear at home and took along only a compact point and shoot (Canon G9) that I operated on manual.



Man on bicycle


Harp player


Quebec City Guard


Street scene




Lady Walking

Quebec City Pedestrian


Quebec City Concierge

Old Quebec Street

Quebec City

A woman reads a book on the lawn while Le Chateau Frontenac (castle-like building to the left) and the French-style stone buildings lining the park stand in the background.

Quebec City Le Chateau Frontenac

More stone buildings.

Quebec City

Beautiful fountain.

Quebec City Canada Shaun Saxon Photography


Quebec City

Street music provided by Normand Pelletier (also known as Pibato).

Quebec City Dufferin Terrace with Saxophone Player

City gates.

Quebec City

View from the city wall.

Quebec City

Seafood restaurant.

Quebec City Canada Shaun Saxon Photography



Casse-Crepe Breton Restaurant.

casse-crêpe breton quebec city

The best crepes I’ve ever had. Okay, I haven’t had many.  But they were made to order and delicious.


Ground floor of famous hotel. Le Chateau Frontenac.

Quebec City Le Chateau Frontenac

Statue of Samuel de Champlain, founder of Quebec City

Quebec City


Quebec City Musician

We are a people

Quebec City

Oh, Canada.

Quebec City, Canada Citadel

I forgot what building this is.

Quebec City Canada Shaun Saxon Photography

The fashionable women of Quebec.



The way home.

Quebec City Street

Sunrise behind the airport tower in Atlanta.


Weary travelers at the airport in Quebec.

Quebec Airport

  • April 8, 2012 - 7:05 pm

    carol curland - Loved your pictures, We just returned from Quebec City Tuesday. I feel in love with the haunting sound of the saxophone player. I didn’t buy his cd but wish I had. Looking at your pictures you captured him on film. Do you know his name ?

  • July 22, 2012 - 12:45 pm

    Shaun Saxon - Thank you, Carol. Sorry but I did not ask his name–just talked with him a bit about music.

  • May 13, 2013 - 3:22 pm

    Ann Clarkin - Was just looking at pictures of Quebec, found your beautiful pics AND the above comment from Carol Curland. THe sax players name is Normand Pelletier (also goes by Pibato). have a nice day!

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