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View From Quebec

Illustrated London News, March 15, 1862.

view from quebec

The view from the battlements of Quebec, towering as they do over the surrounding country, is truly magnificent. Directly in front of the spectator, on the opposite bank of the River St. Lawrence, is the picturesque village of Point Lévi (of which we give an Illustration above), with its romantic little church and brilliantly-painted cottages. Point Lévi is a large and flourishing village, with a population of about 5000, situated in the seigniory of Lauzon and county of Lévi. An extensive trade is carried on her, which is surpassed in the Lower Province only in the two great cities, Montreal and Quebec. The station of the Grand Trunk Railway is in this parish, about a mile from the village. Immediately on the left, and below the city, the River St. Charles forms a basin of nearly four miles long and two broad; still further on the left is seen the extreme point of the Ile d'Orleans. A slight shift in the position of the spectator opens to view the magnificent Falls of Montmorency-illustrated and described in the present Number. The eye then catches a portion of the old city of Quebec, and finally rests on the citadel (where some of our lately-dispatched troops are located) cresting the ridge of Cape Diamond, forming altogether one of the most striking views in the world.

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