Reenactment of military life in the 18th century

Reenactment of military life in the 18th century

On May 19 and 20, 2018, the Citadelle de Québec was the theater of a reenactment of military life in the 18th century with the École du soldat en Nouvelle-France.

For six years now, this activity has offered unique entertainment in an exceptional decor. It was an opportunity to revisit the French military heritage contained in the impressive fortress of Old Quebec.

For the 2018 edition, a record number passionate reenactors (more than 140!) Will offer you a glimpse of the life of a camp of soldiers of the 1750s in New France. In addition to military exercises, gunfire and skirmishes, no one will be immune to the smell of meals prepared over a wood fire. A real journey in time!

Plan already your arrival at the Citadette of Quebec on May 18 and 19, 2019.

Source: La Citadelle de Québec

An anthropologist runs a sugar shack

Forêt Vive Sugar Shack

Jean-Étienne Poirier, an amazing anthropologist, makes maple syrup with great skill.

Fortunately, I arrived well awake. As soon as we met, a ton of information came from his method to collect maple water, his way to calibrate his system so that the water transformed into syrup is a perfect 7°C higher than boiling water. Jean-Étienne explains how wood heating adds personality to his nectar, why he calibrates his system according to the atmospheric pressure, how he classifies his different batches which are tasted to great chefs, oenologists in order to describe the dominant flavors.

When I ask him what is in the stove of his wood stove, I am entitled to a eulogy imprinted with an enthusiasm on the virtues of the chaga, champion of mushrooms.

The benefits of chaga
This fungus helps to improve health and vitality. Rich in vitamin B, flavonoids, phenols, minerals and enzymes. So you say it’s gibberish, but chaga is the food that contains the most antioxidants (25%). Its high content of superoxide dismutase (an antioxidant enzyme) gives it a powerful action against the aging of the body. And like any superfood, it is nontoxic and has no side effects, which can be consumed by everyone, every day and at will. It is also a source of pantothenic acid, a vitamin essential to the well-being of the adrenal glands and digestive organs. source: Femme Actuelle

I went back to my studio with my photos but also richer of a new friend and a big chunk of chaga.

Saint-Louis Forts and Châteaux

Saint-Louis Forts and Châteaux National Historic Site of Canada

The Chateau St. Louis in Quebec City was the official residence of the French Governor of New France and later the British Governor of Quebec, the Governor-General of British North America, and the Lieutenant-Governor of Lower Canada.

The site was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 2002.

It is the historic site that certainly worth a visit.

Source: Wikipedia

For additional information about this site, go the page of Saint-Louis Forts and Châteaux National Historic Site of Canada.

Boutique-Workshop Guy Levesque

The workshop-boutique Guy Levesque was a unique place on the planet.

Guy Levesque died in June 2016. He was a great man and above all a steadfast friend. His great sensitivity “rubbing off” on his works. He was one of those who have left their mark because he draw his own track. Self-taught, he developed incredible molding techniques.

Guy was a craftsman whose technique was simply faultless.

Guy was my friend.

Québec City view from Lévis

The view of Québec City from Terrace of Lévis is unique. The best times to photograph Quebec are the morning when the sun rises on the city and in the evening during a beautiful sunset.
These two images are very high definition allowing you to see fine detail of Quebec.