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Joan of Arc Garden

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Created in 1938 by landscape architect Louis Perron, the garden has its own special style: rectangular in shape and built slightly below ground level, it combines the French classical style with the British-style beds. Visitors have an opportunity to admire over 150 species of annuals, bulbs and, especially, perennials.  From April to October, visitors are enchanted by the multitude of colours and scents.

For the last 100 years or so, the National Battlefields Commission has been growing all the flowers used to beautify the park. The greenhouses, among the oldest active in Québec, produce some 50,000 annuals, biennials and perennials.

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A: Hall du Grand Théâtre de Québec, Canada

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Hall du Grand Théâtre de Québec, Canada

Hall du Grand Théâtre de Québec, Canada

B: Scene of the Grand Theater of Quebec

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Scene of the Grand Theater of Quebec

C: Murale Jordi Bonet, Grand Théatre de Québec

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Durant l’hiver 1969, le sculpteur Jordi Bonet donne naissance à la murale du Grand Théâtre de Québec....

Murale Jordi Bonet, Grand Théatre de Québec

D: Observatoire de Québec, Canada - Vue vers l'Ouest

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Observatoire de Québec, Canada - Vue vers l'Ouest

E: Observatoire de Québec, Canada - Vue vers l'Est

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Observatoire de Québec, Canada, Vue vers l'Est

Observatoire de Québec, Canada - Vue vers l'Est

F: Observatoire de Québec, Canada - Vue vers le Nord

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Observatoire de Québec, Canada - Vue vers le Nord

Observatoire de Québec, Canada - Vue vers le Nord

G: Maison Henri Stuart

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Maison Henri Stuart

Maison Henri Stuart

H: Fontaine Wallace, rue Cartier, Vue Restreinte

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Fontaine Wallace, rue Cartier, Vue Restreinte

Fontaine Wallace, rue Cartier, Vue Restreinte

I: Fontaine Wallace, rue Cartier

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

Fontaine Wallace, rue Cartier

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

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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

Det här panoramat togs i Province du Quebec, Quebec

Detta är en översikt av 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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