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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Province du Quebec


A: SentierDesGrèves-Départ

di Vincent Royer, 30 metri di distanza



B: SentierDesGrèves-Belvédère

di Vincent Royer, 120 metri di distanza



C: SentierDesGreves-PlageGagnonSousLesArbres

di Vincent Royer, 630 metri di distanza



D: SentierDesGrèves-PlageGagnon

di Vincent Royer, 650 metri di distanza



E: SentierDesGrèves-LesPonts

di Vincent Royer, 740 metri di distanza



F: Place Louis Babin

di Vincent Royer, 1.3 km di distanza

"Louis Babin Place", a climbing site with a negative slope, that I just named myself in honour of thi...

Place Louis Babin

G: Entre les Ponts de Québec et Pierre-Laporte

di Vincent Royer, 1.5 km di distanza

Entre les Ponts de Québec et Pierre-Laporte

Entre les Ponts de Québec et Pierre-Laporte

H: Pont Pierre-Laporte, vue prise sous le Pont de Québec

di Vincent Royer, 1.6 km di distanza

Sous le Pont de Québec, Québec, Canada

Pont Pierre-Laporte, vue prise sous le Pont de Québec

I: Marly building, Provincial Ministry of Revenue - Quebec

di Vincent Royer, 1.7 km di distanza

This is the 100th 360 immersive panoramic photography that I have published on this site.The first on...

Marly building, Provincial Ministry of Revenue  - Quebec

J: Aquarium du Quebec - Walrus

di Pierre-André Bergeron, 1.7 km di distanza

Aquarium du Quebec - Walrus

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Province du Quebec, Quebec

Questa è una vista generale di 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.

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