Strolling down the breakneck stairway, called the Casse-Cou that leads from upper to lower town, if you head to your left, you run into the Park Montmorency.
It was a dreadful, rainy, windy, miserable day. But we made the best of it. I love the blanket of colorful fall leaves carpeting the park. It offers a stark contrast to the black cannons and grey stone walls that would otherwise have been invisible against the steely gray pavement.
I can't imagine this park being any more beautiful than in the fall.
Quebec City is a fortified city. This park is located along the upper ramparts. These cannons are on wheels and can be swiveled about 120 degrees to the left and the right. Napoléon would feel pretty safe here.
The spire in the background is the Séminaire de Québec.
It is a magnificent building. The Seminary was founded in 1668. I love the zinc mansard roof. Trés Francais, non?
Another close-up nearby.
This is a view looking down from the ramparts on the port below. A giant Crystal cruise-liner bellied up to the port, letting passengers off for a stroll around the city. The lifeboats secured on the sides are larger than some houses I have been in.
Trekking back up the steep staircase, we find a lovely spot to rest our creaky knees and tired tootsies.
And stare across the main square at this beautiful stone statue and fountain. An oxidized copper turret peaks out on the right.
And a view from the rear. I love the red roof in the background.
What are some of your favorite places to visit or stroll in the fall?