Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Quebec Pavane

My first impression on Quebec City is of no exceptional beauty, though such disappointment triggered a self-discovery as explained in the prelude.  In that way, the journey is still one of those treasured experience which has enlightened my life, like the one in Sweden. Now I am sitting in the sunshine California, with a few hours rest after WFA and ready for the flight back home. When I re-see those photos taken in Quebec, I actually start to like them.

A pleasant encounter was to get to know Jean Paul Lemieux and his paintings at Musée National des Beaux-Arts. The following painting  is one of Lemieux's most famous works. It takes us back to a time when, in the very Catholic province of Quebec, the month of June was a time of two great liturgical events: the feasts of Corpus Christi and the Sacred Heart. Lemieux creates a picturesque depiction of the succession of confraternities and pious associations which stretch from the Upper to the Lower Town.

And here is my capture of Chateau Frontenac.

Lemieux's works is characterized by the atmosphere of incommunicability. Below is the lady standing in the fortress deck.

And here is the deck in my depiction, making advantage of watermark remaining from the rain.

The restaurant we had a great dinner, called "Le Pain Saute". See Jeff's photo in the earlier blog when the restaurant is covered by snow.

Across the restaurant, a local artist played accordion and the passing tourist danced with his music.

Scenes from the windows.

The street

And the girl who took the above pictures...

                    Photographed by Jennie Bai.
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