1 Like

Manoir Papineau, Quebec
Province du Quebec

The Manoir Papineau was built between 1846 and 1850. It was the house of Louis-Joseph Papineau, who a politician and lord of the Petite-Nation.

Copyright: Martin Broomfield
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 9600x4800
Taken: 22/05/2012
Uploaded: 22/05/2012
Updated: 10/06/2014
Views:

...


Tags: monor house; papineau
comments powered by Disqus

Andrea Biffi
San Carlo by night
Andrey Yavolovsky
The Monument: The Chronicle of Georgia
Eric PINEL PESCHARDIERE
PK9 beach of Fakarava
Kostas Kaltsas
Agios Nikolaos
Florian Knorn
Carton The Morrison
Florian Knorn
World Cup 2010 - Public Viewing in Paris
Janne
More noctilucent clouds
Tom Sadowski
Fish Wheel #66 on the Banks of the Copper River, Near Chitina, Alaska
Mark Fink
Rear Portico Vanderbilt Mansion Hyde Park NY
Jedsada Puangsaichai
The Sanctuary of Truth, North Wing
Florian Knorn
Dublin Zoo Elefants
Florian Knorn
Festival Of World Cultures 2010
More About Quebec

Quebec is the largest province in Canada and the only one with French as its official language. It takes its name from an Algonquin word meaning "narrows" where the St. Lawrence River cuts deeply through rock cliffs.Quebec has strong nationalistic feelings about its identity within Canada and has almost seceded twice (in fact, Quebec has held two referendums in order to seperate but it was not THAT successful.. though in 1996 it was really close...). It recently (as of 2006) acquired symbolic status as a Quebecois nation within Canada.Quebec was founded in 1763 when France signed Canada over to Britain; the ceremonial head of state is Queen Elizabeth II, and the country's government functions as a parliamentary democracy.That being said, we are free to talk about poutine.Poutine is an amazing gastronomic assault weapon invented by a truck driver in 1957. If the Abominable Snowman could be a food, it would be poutine. Poutine is the heavy artillery of the food domain.Like the foundation to the house, the hull to the ship, like a Red Cross blood drive to Count Dracula, is poutine to Canadians.Now let me stop here to tell you: this is not the only amazing food combination that a truck driver has come up with. In Pittsburgh there's a place called Primanti's that serves sandwiches with both french fries AND coleslaw piled on top. They're too big to pick up even with both hands. Legend has it that a trucker with no time to spare ordered a plate of food, mashed it all between two pieces of bread and took it on the road.Well, poutine has a similarly glorious beginning except it's about sixteen million times better (and that's saying a lot).A hungry truck driver came into Fernand LaChance's restaurant one day and ordered LaChance's special potatos and cheese curds combination. Then he asked for a side order of gravy and POURED IT RIGHT INTO THE BAG ON TOP OF THE FRIES!!!The earth shook, stars fell from the sky and a few deep sea creatures stirred in the muck as he plunked down at a table, ripped the bag apart and ate the whole thing.Thus poutine was born and it is here to stay, probably in your arteries somewhere next to the bacon. Empires may crumble and fall, mountains may wear down to dust, glaciers may creep across the face of the deserts but a Canadian's love for poutine will echo onward through the madness of space, for all time.The End.Text by Steve Smith.