Musée National des Beaux-Arts. La Cav...
Share
mail
License license
loading...
Loading ...

Panoramic photo by vincent-royer PRO EXPERT Taken 22:00, 12/10/2011 - Views loading...

Musée National des Beaux-Arts. La Cavalière

The World > North America > Canada > Quebec > Province du Quebec

  • Like / unlike
  • thumbs up
  • thumbs down

Musée National des Beaux-Arts. La Cavalière

comments powered by Disqus

Nearby images in Province du Quebec

map

A: Musée National des Beaux-Arts, Pavillon Gérard-Morisset

by Vincent Royer, 10 meters away

Musée National des Beaux-Arts, Pavillon Gérard-Morisset

Musée National des Beaux-Arts, Pavillon Gérard-Morisset

B: Abside de l'Église St-Dominique

by Vincent Royer, 210 meters away

Abside de l'Église St-Dominique

Abside de l'Église St-Dominique

C: Maître-Autel de l'Église St-Dominique

by Vincent Royer, 210 meters away

Maître-Autel de l'Église St-Dominique

Maître-Autel de l'Église St-Dominique

D: Chaire de l'Église St-Dominique

by Vincent Royer, 210 meters away

Chaire de l'Église St-Dominique

Chaire de l'Église St-Dominique

E: Choeur de l'Église St-Dominique

by Vincent Royer, 210 meters away

Choeur de l'Église St-Dominique

Choeur de l'Église St-Dominique

F: Fonts baptismaux de l'Église St-Dominique

by Vincent Royer, 240 meters away

Fonts baptismaux de l'Église St-Dominique

Fonts baptismaux de l'Église St-Dominique

G: Canon Allemand de la 1ère Guerre Mondiale, installé sur les Plaines d'Abraham

by Vincent Royer, 250 meters away

Canon Allemand de la 1ère Guerre Mondiale, installé sur les Plaines d'Abraham

Canon Allemand de la 1ère Guerre Mondiale, installé sur les Plaines d'Abraham

H: Plaines D'Abraham

by Vincent Royer, 250 meters away

Plaines D'Abraham

Plaines D'Abraham

I: Canon Allemand de la 1ère Guerre Mondiale, installé sur les Plaines d'Abraham, Vue Restreinte

by Vincent Royer, 260 meters away

Canon Allemand de la 1ère Guerre Mondiale, installé sur les Plaines d'Abraham, Vue Restreinte

Canon Allemand de la 1ère Guerre Mondiale, installé sur les Plaines d'Abraham, Vue Restreinte

J: Fontaine Wallace, rue Cartier

by Vincent Royer, 350 meters away

Cette fontaine porte le nom du philanthrope et fancophile Sir Richard Wallace, né à Londres en 1818 e...

Fontaine Wallace, rue Cartier

This panorama was taken in Province du Quebec, Quebec

This is an overview of 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.

Share this panorama