Thursday, July 11, 2013

Quebec City

The very first trip Robin and I ever went on together was to Quebec City. We took a five-day weekend and combined a squash exhibition (for Robin) with a romantic trip for the two of us. We covered a lot in those fives day: we walked the entire city, visited the small town of Baie St-Paul, Robin surprised me with tickets to Cirque du Soleil, we saw Italy's show for a firework competition, went to the aquarium, took in some art at the Quebec gallery and to top it off, Robin played (and won) a squash exhibition.

The city is like a scene out of an old European town. There's history, old buildings, cobblestone roads, and dining al fresco is the only way to go. At the time I hadn't been to Paris yet so in my mind it's what I pictured Paris to be like (or at least close to it). We made the most of our down time and sipped on (many) glasses of wine while enjoying conversations and people-watching. But we also made sure to stroll around all the little corners of the city to take in all it's history. It was one of those trips that made me feel closer to a city but it also brought us closer together as a couple - we had only been dating for three months at the time but after this trip we knew we'd be together forever. 

(When in Quebec it is an absolute necessity to eat poutine - sooo good!)

{Photos © Laura Clarke Photography - shot with my Canon G9}

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