The early morning picture of Porte Saint-Louis with flowers Quebec City. The gate is located in the historic area of the upper town minutes away from famous luxury hotel Chateau Frontenac. The city photograph was taken on an overcast morning that beautifully balanced colors of the flowers and historic building.
Located in Canada, the Ramparts of Quebec City are the only remaining fortified city walls in North America north of Mexico. The English began fortifying the existing walls, after they took Quebec City from the French in the Battle of the Plains of Abraham in 1759.
The wall surrounds most of Old Quebec, which was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1985. The fortifications were designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1948.
July 31st, 2013
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