El Galeón Andalucía – Québec 2016

El Galeón Andalucía

El Galeón Andalucía (referred to as in Spain) is a 170 foot, 495 ton, authentic wooden replica of a galleon that was part of Spain’s West Indies fleet. With information about 16th century European sailing techniques and technology, as well as important Florida history exhibits, El Galeón will tell the 500 year story since the arrival of Juan Ponce de León on the eastern shore of Florida. St. Augustine has been named El Galeón’s home American port.

Cavalier-du-moulin Park

The Cavalier-du-moulin Park

In 1663, Simon Denys of La Trinité built a mill on a rocky mound called Mount Carmel, on the site of the present Cavalier-du-Moulin park. In 1693, this mill is integrated into a defensive work called Cavalier. By bringing the line of fortifications back to the west in 1755, the rider lost his mill and strategic value at the same time.

A unique look over the Vieux-Québec
Source: City of Québec

While waiting for the tall ships

A nice view of the port, waiting for the tall ships.

I create my first panorama from this nice terrace, well…  years ago. It’s one of my favorite spot no matter the season. In a few weeks, the port will be invaded by tall ships.

To mark the 400th anniversary of Quebec historian Marcel Trudel says without Pierre-Dugua-de-Mons, the founding of the city would have been impossible.

Best Winter Destination in North America 2016 – USA Today

Want to get away from home for the holidays?
Dreaming of a white Christmas?

Have a look why Quebec City was voted the best destination in North America by readers of USA Today. Québec turns into a winter wonderland during the colder months, making it the perfect destination for a snowy vacation getaway.

Old Quebec reproduced with 4.9 billion pixels

The best view of Quebec is from Levis. This very high definition panorama has been created with 320 different photos. The final image has 4.5 billion pixels. Zoom into the image and observe the fine detail of the Chateau Frontenac, the shore of the St. Lawrence River any building from this beautiful area of Quebec.

High definition of the Québec bridge

Québec Bridge

This image of the Quebec Bridge was photographed at 800mm. This image was made from 120 pictures of 36 megapixels. These 1.5 billion pixels depict the state of this “wonder of the world” in 2016. Zoom into the image to reveal fine details.

The Quebec Bridge (Pont de Québec in French) is a road, rail and pedestrian bridge across the lower Saint Lawrence River to the west of Quebec City, and Lévis, Quebec, Canada. The project failed twice, at the cost of 88 lives, and took over 30 years to complete.

The Quebec Bridge is a riveted steel truss structure and is 987 m (3,239 ft) long, 29 m (94 ft) wide, and 104 m (340 ft) high. Cantilever arms 177 m (580 ft) long support a 195 m (640 ft) central structure, for a total span of 549 m (1800 ft), still the longest cantilever bridge span in the world. (It was the all-categories longest span in the world until the Ambassador Bridge was completed in 1929.) It is the easternmost (farthest downstream) complete crossing of the Saint Lawrence.

The Quebec Bridge was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1995.
Source: Wikipedia