After 3 days of traversing the steps and cobblestoned laneways of Old Quebec, we had a rest day – at least it was a rest until after 3pm. This was quite a smart idea since today was a bit warmer and walking during the middle of the day would have been a bit much. Although the temperature only reached 26C the humidity made it feel like 32C.
Our walk this afternoon was in the opposite direction to the city and away from the hordes of tourists and sightseers. We wandered along leafy streets where residents were going about their daily business – picking up kids from daycare, putting out the garbage, skateboarding and arriving home from work. I enjoyed the normality of it all.
This evening we went back to the walled town as I was hoping to get some more photos as dusk fell. The Upper Town was still very busy with people packed into the many cafes and restaurants which line the narrow streets. However, the atmosphere had a much softer feel as the old stone buildings were bathed in the glow of external lighting.
Here are a few of the photos I took.
The full moon
The Old Post Office
Archway and garden
Stained glass window in Jesuit Chapel
Tower at the Kent Gate on the city wall
And one last restaurant on Rue Sainte Jean
We are off to Montreal tomorrow afternoon on the train so it will be a new city to explore.