Quebec City: Spring 2019 - Day 4 The Observatoire


It was yet another early start. I woke up about 4 AM and couldn't get back to sleep. I watched a few videos on YouTube and then decided to start getting ready for the day.

Whilst organizing my things for my bag, I looked at my letter from the language school and realized that I needed to be there at 7:30 AM on the first day! It was now 6:30 AM and I still needed to shower and have breakfast. I managed to do this and was out of the door at 7:15 AM and got to the school exactly at 7:30 AM.

I had to register and then had a coffee. In fact, it seemed I didn't need to be there that early as I was only one of two new people starting that day.

I was in the highest level group with three other people. It didn't start so well as the teacher decided we were going to do a mock reading comprehension test. That wasn't really my objective and I think he realized that quite quickly. He was standing in for someone else and didn't perhaps realize that I was only going to be there for a week and would not be taking any exams.

By the end of the lesson, I did learn some things.
The lesson finished at 12 PM and I left with a plan to go up to the observatory.



Before going to the observatory, as it wasn't far from the salad shop of yesterday, I decided to try another salad bowl. This time I had the Thai one. I probably liked the Mexican one more but this was still very tasty and I enjoyed the vegetables.



As there was a Tim Hortons opposite, I took the opportunity to get some more Timbits.



The observatory was just up the road from here. There was quite a large police presence because as it was Earth Day, there was a planned march to the parliament building which was nearby.

It was C$14.75 to get in. The observatory is on the 31st floor of the building.

There weren't very many people and there were some quite interesting facts about Quebec and Quebec City.



The view was excellent. I had chosen to go up today because it was the one day when the forecast was clear.

Here you can see the Plains of Abraham on the river.



I am quite a way from home!



There was certainly a good view of the Château Frontenac.



I even managed to work out where my apartment block was.



This is the parliament building. You can just make out the march around it.



There were also quite a lot of camera men and photographers taking videos and photos of the demonstration.



I headed down after about an hour up there. It was a really interesting place to visit as you got a good overview of the city.



Around the parliament building, there were quite a few demonstrators. It all seemed peaceful. There was one young boy, he could only have been about 10, who was making a speech about his concerns about climate change. I think that someone knows of his age has more impact on the subject. It really is their future we are all playing with.



I walked over towards Château Frontenac, through the Plains of Abraham.



It certainly is the iconic building in Quebec city. Apparently, it is very expensive to stay there.



I then walked to Cathedrale Notre Dame de Quebec.



It was very ornate inside.



And I loved the cloud painting on the ceiling.



By now I was flagging a little. I decided I would walk towards home.

I saw another branch of the ice cream shop. So I decided I would treat myself. This time I had a small' chouchou. Effectively it was a chocolate frappuccino with marshmallows, a biscuit and chocolate sauce. It was very tasty but I hate to think how many calories were in it.



It was about 5:30 PM by the time I got back. I watched a few videos before heading out to Copper Branch which was one of my favorite fast food restaurants in Montreal. They just do vegetarian food.

I ordered a beetroot burger which came on a bun with maple mustard and caramelized onions together with a side of sweet potato cubes. I took it back to the apartment. It was very tasty.

Again I was extremely tired. I think I fell asleep about 8:30 PM.

Orlando Attractions
Attraction Tickets
FREE Planning Tools

Latest DIBB Photo Blogs

More Photo Blogs...

Park Hours - Monday 30/03/2020

WDW & Other Florida Park Hours
Magic Kingdom
Magic Kingdom
Closed
~to~
Closed
Epcot
Epcot
Closed
~to~
Closed
Animal Kingdom
Animal Kingdom
Closed
~to~
Closed
Hollywood Studios
Hollywood Studios
Closed
~to~
Closed
Blizzard Beach
Blizzard Beach
Closed
~to~
Closed
Typhoon Lagoon
Typhoon Lagoon
Closed
~to~
Closed
Islands of Adventure
Islands of Adventure
Closed
~to~
Closed
Universal Studios
Universal Studios
Closed
~to~
Closed
Volcano Bay
Volcano Bay
Closed
~to~
Closed
SeaWorld
SeaWorld
Closed
~to~
Closed
Busch Gardens
Busch Gardens
Closed
~to~
Closed
Aquatica
Aquatica
Closed
~to~
Closed
Legoland
Legoland
Closed
~to~
Closed
Legoland Water Park
Legoland Water Park
Closed
~to~
Closed
Extra Morning Hours Early Entry for On-Site Hotel Guests.
Extra Evening Hours Extra Late Hours for On-Site Hotel Guests.
Full Schedule of Florida Park Hours

Disneyland Resort Park Hours
Disneyland Park
Disneyland Park
Closed
~to~
Closed
Walt Disney StudiosCalifornia Adventure Closed
~to~
Closed
Extra Morning Hours Early Entry for On-Site Hotel Guests.
Full Schedule of West Coast Park Hours

Disneyland Paris Park Hours
Disneyland Park
Disneyland Park
Closed
~to~
Closed
Walt Disney StudiosDisney Studios Closed
~to~
Closed
Extra Morning Hours Early Entry for On-Site Hotel Guests.
Full Schedule of DLP Park Hours

US Dollar Rates
ASDA  $1.2052
Covent Garden FX  $1.2321
M&S  $1.1937
Post Office  $1.1874
Sainsburys  $1.1984
TESCO  $1.1819
Travelex  $1.1900
Updated: 01:02 30/03/2020

DIBB Advertisers

Attraction Tickets

Euro Rates
ASDA  €1.0961
Covent Garden FX  €1.1007
M&S  €1.0825
Post Office  €1.0760
Sainsburys  €1.0908
TESCO  €1.0750
Travelex  €1.0800
Updated: 01:02 30/03/2020