Old Quebec City

In September 2017 my wife and I went to Old Quebec City for a three day visit to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary.  This was my first time to Quebec City and our goal while visiting was to focus on the popular tourist destination of the Old Quebec City district.

For this trip we took the VIA Rail train from Ottawa to Old Quebec City.  Taking the train is a great way to travel.  It is very comfortable, relaxing and quiet.  Our time going through both Ottawa and Quebec City train stations were very quick and enjoyable.  The route from Ottawa to Quebec City has several stops, so a one-way trip takes approximately six hours.  Six hours may seem like a long time, but on the ride back it gave me ample time to work on my laptop to cull and edit my photographs from our three day visit to Old Quebec City.

For anyone considering going to Old Quebec City, be aware that there is a lot of walking.  A LOT.  It is all explored on foot.  And the area of Old Quebec City is on the side of a hill, so there are several levels or tiers to the buildings which results in many stairs.  Be prepared to get your weekly workout.  That being said, it is a beautiful photo rich environment with very kind people.  A great place to shop, see the incredible work put into preserving these centuries old buildings and to enjoy the cafes and restaurants.

On this trip I packed the graphite Fujifilm XT2 and three lenses.  Most of my walk around photography was done with the 1973 Canon 24mm f2.8 SCC.  I did capture several images where a longer reach was needed with the 1966 Minolta Rokkor 58mm f1.4 and for just a couple photos where I needed the ultra wide and/or image stabilization, I used the Fujifilm 10-24mm f4.  Film simulation modes are typically Velvia for colour and Acros + R for B&W.