Château Frontenac: A Fantasy Castle Over Quebec City

8

The most emblematic building and a popular attraction of Quebec City.

The Chateau Frontenac is a large and luxurious hotel situated in a cape over the Saint Lawrence River. Because of its architecture and its prominent position in the city, it is the major symbol of Quebec City. The Château was named in the honor of Louis de Buade, comte de Frontenac. He is a famous character of Quebec’s history, mostly because a phrase he pronounced when a british emissary asked for the rendition of Quebec: “je n’ai point de réponse à faire à votre général que par la bouche de mes canons”. In English would be something like “I will answer to your General by the mouth of my canons”. Yeah, those folks of the 17th century knew how to do a good reply! So classy.

The Château was build at the end of the 19th century. Inside everything has an air of grandeur and in the lower levels you can find some expensive souvenir shops. In front of the Château there is the promenade Dufferin, a nice place to have a walk, with views over the river and the lower city of Quebec. There you can have ice-creams in summer or take a tire of maple syrup in winter (maple syrup on the ice, over-dose of sugar). There is always some performances by street artist, I guess it is the perfect location as it is full of tourists. Also, a part of the promenade ground is open, so you can have a view of the ruins of old buildings.

So if you plan to visit Quebec you have to visit this prominent building and have a walk on the promenade Dufferin. If you have some spare money that you do not want spend on films and cameras you might even consider rest some nights in the hotel. For more information: http://www.fairmont.com/FRONTENAC.

written by rater on 2009-08-16 in #world #locations #e-6-processing #na-1 #castle #quebec #kodak-elitechrome-100 #lomo-lc-a-race #saint-lawrence-river #stage-2 #jewels-of-the-city #frontenac #race #north-american-team-1 #fuji-sensia-400 #e-6 #chateau #lc-a #promenade-dufferin #louis-de-buade #city #river #chateau-frontenac #hotel #rater #lomo-lc-a

8 Comments

  1. northwardnimbus
    northwardnimbus ·

    woot! first location up! conrats!

  2. eyecon
    eyecon ·

    Supernice shots! You are lucky with the weather....!

  3. grenoouille
    grenoouille ·

    Oh damn! I thought it was about our French Château Frontenac from the Bordeaux region!... The one you can actually drink!!! God, I feel so thirsty now... but your review is cool too!!... sort of frustrating, in a sense... but cool!...

  4. jblaze823
    jblaze823 ·

    Great shots, it looks like a cool place. Nice job!!!

  5. ivoryocean
    ivoryocean ·

    Love the shots, first one is great! :}

  6. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    that timber deck plaza is just damn nice!

  7. rater
    rater ·

    Thanks for the comments! @grenouille: oh, I would love to do a review on that wine ;)

  8. stouf
    stouf ·

    Bravo rater ! Great gallery !

More Interesting Articles

  • Most Popular Photo Last Year: November 28, 2013

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-11-28 in #news
    Most Popular Photo Last Year: November 28, 2013

    With a dash of imagination and power of multiple exposure, one can effortlessly build a fortress among the clouds!

    2
  • Off the Beaten Track: Portugal's Rough Vicentina Coast

    written by jokelangens on 2014-06-13 in #world #locations
    Off the Beaten Track: Portugal's Rough Vicentina Coast

    The Algarve region in the south of Portugal attracts tourists from all over Europe all year round. But what most people (luckily) don't know is that there is still a great unexplored part of the coast in Algarve, away from the masses and the cities. Come and see the Costa Vicentina, a diamond on Portugal's southwest coast.

    1
  • Lomography x Zenit New Petzval Lens: Wandering Through The Big Apple

    written by jillytanrad on 2014-05-06 in #news
    Lomography x Zenit New Petzval Lens: Wandering Through The Big Apple

    There’s something about New York that attracts people, something that makes both visitors from the most bucolic places and tourists from the most cosmopolitan of cities fall in love. Countless movies and television programs have been filmed in New York, and so many songs have been written in reminiscence of the place. It’s not just the Empire State Building, Times Square or Broadway; there’s something special about the streets and the people who walk on them that make spectators stop, look, and listen.

  • Shop News

    Try the LomoLAB Development Service!

    Try the LomoLAB Development Service!

    Whatever kind of film development you're after, you'll find it here! Now you can confidently shoot from the hip without having to worry where to develop those film rolls!

  • Most Popular Newcomers of 2014

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-12-28 in #news
    Most Popular Newcomers of 2014

    Thousands of budding lomographers from all over the world joined the community in the past year. Beginner's luck or inherent talent, these newbies placed their best foot forward and filled their LomoHomes with nothing but amazing snapshots. We proudly present the most popular newcomers of 2014.

    17
  • Most Popular Photos of September 2014

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-10-05 in #news
    Most Popular Photos of September 2014

    Among the thousands of stunning lomographs that were uploaded and shared last month, here are the ones that garnered the most number of likes and comments. Take a look.

    5
  • Most Popular Photos Uploaded in 2014

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-12-27 in #news
    Most Popular Photos Uploaded in 2014

    Hundreds of thousands of photographs have been shared in the community for the past twelve months and we cannot help but commend those that really stood out and captured everyone's attention. Let's take a look back at this great year through this selection of landscapes and portraits that make up the most popular photos of 2014.

    6
  • Shop News

    Lomography Diana Mini Double Rainbow

    Lomography Diana Mini Double Rainbow

    An analogue camera inspired by Tara Mcpherson, A highly recommended gear for Lomography beginners and visual art lovers! With this edition see how Tara Mcpherson’s art joins the world of analogue cameras. Get it now for a special price!

  • Most Popular User Blogs of 2014

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-12-28 in #news
    Most Popular User Blogs of 2014

    Aside from the Magazine, going through the User Blogs is another way to keep tabs on the latest happening in the community. Throughout the year, it was filled with articles on new discoveries, thought-provoking opinions, and exciting exhibits that surely entertained, challenged, and inspired everyone. Let's take a look back at the fruitful year through the most popular user blogs of 2014.

    3
  • Most Popular LomoHomes of 2014

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-12-28 in #news
    Most Popular LomoHomes of 2014

    We are a community of talented and passionate photographers. There's no doubt about that but there are those who raised the bar high this year and continuously put everyone in awe with their amazing photographs and artistic experiments. We proudly present the most popular LomoHomes of 2014.

    15
  • Most Popular Photos of November 2014

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-12-07 in #news
    Most Popular Photos of November 2014

    These beautiful photographs have been the talk of the town for the past month. Take a look at our most popular photos of November 2014 and see if any of your favorites made it to the list!

    7
  • Shop News

    Last Day: Free Camera Deal

    Last Day: Free Camera Deal

    Last day of the free camera deal today! Grab films now worth 99 EUR/USD/GBP and get your free Diana Mini or Diana F+ Love Letters for free!

  • LC-A+ Goes To: Cagliari

    written by sirio174 on 2014-06-09 in #world #locations
    LC-A+ Goes To: Cagliari

    Cagliari is the capital of the region of Sardinia, the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. With my trusty Lomo LC-A+ RL, I'll show you in this article the most characteristic part of this city known as The Castle, with its narrow streets and a very interesting museum with unique archaeological pieces in the world!

    1
  • Most Popular Photo Last Year: October 23, 2013

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-10-23 in #news
    Most Popular Photo Last Year: October 23, 2013

    Race to the rooftop and watch the hustle and bustle of the city as you unwind with your best buds.

    2
  • Snippets and Vignettes: Famous Scenes from TV Series 'Game of Thrones' Rendered in 8-Bit

    written by chooolss on 2014-08-26 in #lifestyle
    Snippets and Vignettes: Famous Scenes from TV Series 'Game of Thrones' Rendered in 8-Bit

    Have a look at these cool .gif animations of some of the most iconic scenes taken from the fantasy and drama television series, "Game of Thrones!" But before you read on, we'd like to warn you about spoilers and generally NSFW images.