Québec City, Canada

Filed under: Abroad,

The Old City of Québec is divided into Upper and Lower quarters, separated by a steep cliff. To pass from one to the other, one must ride the Finiculaire (in English, an incline). The Lower City is most well-known, with its petite colorful buildings guarded ominously by the extraordinary Frontenac fortress. The Upper City, by contrast, is much more regal, with large stone buildings, wrought iron gates and tall narrow churches, all crammed ominously together along the frozen streets.

Québec City Sketch

9" × 12"
conte crayon, pencil, charcoal
on newsprint


This sketch was done during my first visit to Québec, of one of the narrow alleys behind the Rue Basilique de Notre Dame, in the Upper City.




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