Rue du Fort & Château Frontenac, Vieux (Old) Québec, Québec-City, Québec (See info on Page 1)

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Jan van Oosthuizen (… on September 15, 2011
  • Château Frontenac
  • The Château Frontenac was designed by American architect Bruce Price, as one of a series of "château" style hotels built for the Canadian Pacific Railway company (aka CPR) during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. CPR's policy was to promote luxury tourism by appealing to wealthy travelers. The Château Frontenac opened in 1893, five years after the Banff Springs Hotel, which was owned by the same company and similar in style. The Château Frontenac was named after Louis de Buade, Count of Frontenac, who was governor of the colony of New France from 1672 to 1682 and 1689 to 1698. The Château was built near the historic Citadelle, the construction of which Frontenac had begun at the end of the 17th century. The Quebec Conference of 1943, at which Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt discussed strategy for World War II, was held at the Château Frontenac while much of the staff stayed nearby at the Citadel. When Canadian Pacific Hotels was renamed Fairmont Hotels and Resorts in 2001, the hotel became Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. During 1953, this hotel was used as filming location for the Alfred Hitchcock's movie I Confess, featuring Montgomery Clift and Anne Baxter as main actors.
Petr19, Zastávka, CZ on September 15, 2011

Pěkné foto z města Jan, L-1, zdravím, Petr

Oleg Timofeev on September 15, 2011

Elegant city in the pleasant atmosphere. Nice shot. Greetings from Pskov. Oleg

Jan van Oosthuizen (… on September 15, 2011

Hello Petr, very welcome back and thank you for your comment. Best wishes and greetings from The Netherlands, Jan

Jan van Oosthuizen (… on September 15, 2011

Hello Oleg, thank you. I think Québec is the most enjoyable and best kept historical cities in this part of Canada. We were sorry we only planned a day there. Best wishes to Russia and greetings from The Netherlands, Jan

senmax on September 15, 2011

Very beautiful picture. LIKE.

Jan van Oosthuizen (… on September 16, 2011

Hello Senmax, thank you for your very long visit and I appreciate your many kind comments very much. Best wishes and greetings from The Netherlands, Jan

Elena Belloso on September 16, 2011

Hola Jan...oh! es cierto que es bonita esta

ciudad los edificios son muy splendidos y elegantes.


saludos cordiales Elena

Jan van Oosthuizen (… on September 16, 2011

Hello Elena, thank you for visiting again. I am very pleased that you still enjoy my photos. Thanks so much for your pleasant comments. Greetings from The Netherlands, Jan

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