It’s Not All Mary Poppins

My honeymoon, in pictures

(First Stephen lives blogs it, and now I provide pictures. Is this a case of TMI? Are we carrying blogging too, too far?)


So, the pictures:

The Too-Expensive-to-Be-Romantic Horse and Buggies. They look romantic, I know. It’s deceptive.

Rue Champlain. “The oldest commercial street in North America outside of Mexico.”

The Funiculaire: an inclined elevator which, for a mere $1.75, takes you from Lower Town to Old Quebec, and saves you some serious stairs.

Peering down over the edge from Old Quebec to Lower Town, below. That big building on the right? Take a close look. There is not a single real window on what is really a very large brick wall: it’s all one huge mural, from top to bottom and side to side. Around the corner, on that strip down the right side of the photograph? Those windows, the ones half cut off at the edge of the picture? Those ones are real. The rest of it? All a painting, full of figures from history and the present.

One of the gates to the Old City. It’s so fairy-tale, you have to work to remember these were built to keep the bad guys out. For real. (The Bad Guys, in this case, were me. The English.)

The Happy Couple.
And we are. Truly.

September 1, 2007 - Posted by | Canada, holidays


  1. Totally not the type of photos some might expect after reading the title of this post. 🙂

    Your pictures are lovely. I really like the light in the street scenes. The city itself looks great–reminds me of Europe, which I suppose was the point when they built it.

    And of course you two look happy. Glad you had a great time. Welcome back!

    Comment by Sharkey | September 1, 2007 | Reply

  2. Lovely pics! I want to visit even more now!

    You’re both looking very lovely and happy and very trim Mary, I’d ask you what your secret is but I have an idea what it might be….

    Comment by jenny uk | September 1, 2007 | Reply

  3. Beautiful pictures – thanks for sharing! I’ve got to lure my husband to Canada.

    Comment by Florinda | September 1, 2007 | Reply

  4. Sounds so great. Love the mural on the building.

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

    Comment by Sheri | September 1, 2007 | Reply

  5. Beautiful absolutely beautiful and to me, since I’m a home-girl from the deep woods, it is romantic, was it suppose to be romantic?

    Comment by Jerri Ann | September 2, 2007 | Reply

  6. Well it LOOKS like it was a wonderful trip! I hope it was! Quite a happy looking couple, indeed! Thanks for sharing the pics!

    Comment by LoryKC | September 2, 2007 | Reply

  7. Lovely pictures! It looks like you had a terrific time. Thanks for sharing with us!

    Comment by BookMama | September 2, 2007 | Reply

  8. Congratulations again on this happy marriage. What a wonderful bit of weather for a holiday. I have only been there once but it is a terrific holiday spot, I think.

    Enjoy. Enjoy.

    Beautiful pics

    Comment by mo-wo | September 2, 2007 | Reply

  9. What a lovely place! What a lovely couple! Congratulations.

    Comment by mamacita tina | September 3, 2007 | Reply

  10. You two are beautiful together! The pictures are lovely, and I hope that you both had a wonderful time on your honeymoon! Congratulations again!

    Comment by Mama's Moon | September 4, 2007 | Reply

  11. You look so elegant!

    We are trying to make a trip to Canada before the passport requirements change but I’ve heard people are already having difficulties with it… in Sweet Grass. Silly.

    Comment by Homestead | September 5, 2007 | Reply

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