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Tossing Pebbles in the Stream

This blog is my place to sit and toss pebbles into the stream. The stream of Life relentlessly passing before us. We can affect it little. For the most part I just watch it passing and follow the flow. Occasionally, I need to comment on its passing, tossing a pebble at it to enjoy the ripple affect upon Life's surface.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

400th Anniversary of Quebec City

It was 400 years ago today that Samuel de Champlain established Quebec City as the first settlement of New France.

Quebec City is a unique city in North America. It is a historic city which is North America's most European type city. It is the urban centre of French culture in Canada. As well there
is an historic English community here. Also, interestingly, there is a strong Irish connection here as well. It is a fascinating history.

I have only been to Quebec city once but I would love to go again. Today would be a wonderful day to be there.

I hope you enjoy the video tour below.







I love the lyrical Quebecois tune "Mon Pays" . It has been appropriated by les seperatistes as their anthem. (sigh). Hence the two portraits of Rene Levesque and Jacques Pariseau, on the opening panel. I chose this video as the words are on it and you can sing along.


2 Comments:

At 12:06 p.m., Blogger Gretchen said...

Never been there before. Ontario is the only providence I've ever been to.

 
At 6:50 p.m., Blogger For The People said...

Would love to visit!

 

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