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Notre-Dame de Quebec Basilica-Cathedral 7 -  World Heritage church by Yannik Hay

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2012-11-17

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Notre-Dame de Quebec Basilica-Cathedral, Quebec City, Quebec, also known as Our Lady of Quebec City is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Quebec. The Notre-Dame de Quebec Basilica-Cathedral, Quebec City is located at 20, rue de Buade and is one of the prime religious tourist attractions in Quebec City.

Built in 1633, the Notre-Dame de Quebec Basilica-Cathedral, Quebec City is dedicated to Notre-Dame-de-la-Recouvrance by Champlain which is dubbed as the ‘Founder of Quebec’. Part of the oldest parish in North America, the Notre-Dame de Quebec Basilica-Cathedral in Quebec City is rated to be the first church in the continent that was elevated to the rank of minor basilica in 1874 by Pope Pius IX and since then it is dedicated to Notre-Dame-de-l’Immaculee-Conception.

Known for its rich architectural style, the Notre-Dame de Quebec Basilica-Cathedral was rebuilt in various stages of history due to various reasons. The first renovation took place in 1600s when a fire destroyed the church. After which the basilica went through major renovations in 1700s and 1800s. It was during these times when the architectural style was changed and Neo Classical elements were included in the exterior outlook of the Catholic Cathedral. The last renovation dates back to 1930 when the cathedral was once again destroyed by fire in 1922.

Tourists and Pilgrims are enthralled by the interior of the Notre-Dame de Quebec Basilica-Cathedral which was designed by Jean Baillairge and his son Francois in 1786-1822. The golden baldaquin near the altar is considered one of the most attractive aspects of the basilica.

Tourists will also love the stained glass windows of the Notre-Dame de Quebec Basilica-Cathedral, Quebec City. One can also view the chancel lamp which was gifted to the basilica by Louis XIV. The impressive collection of the Notre-Dame de Quebec Basilica-Cathedral also consists of Episcopal throne dais, paintings reflecting biblical episodes and canopy.

The crypt of the Notre-Dame de Quebec Basilica-Cathedral, Quebec City is known to be the resting space for four governors of New France and bishops of Quebec including the first bishop of the city – Francois de Laval.
Ref: http://travel.mapsofworld.com/canada/quebec-cit...

Location: Quebec, Quebec, Canada
Date: 2008:12:28
Copyright: Yannik Hay
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure Time: 5.0 seconds
F: 16.0
ISO 200
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Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM@28.0mm

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Started photography in 1975.
Took photography classes.
Learned black and white dark room.
Did the transition to digital in 2005.
Learned a few post-processing programs and made my choice to Photoshop and Lightroom.

I like to shoot wildlife, birds, macro, landscapes and street photography to name a few.

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Comments

  • Maria Murphy
    Maria Murphyalmost 5 years ago

    ANOTHER MAGNIFICENT SHOT!

  • Many thx for your visit and great comments. I am so pleased that you like it. This church has so many corners to capture. Cheers!

    – Yannik Hay

  • SharonD
    SharonDalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful building and photo Yan.

  • Your insight is very much appreciated. Cheers!

    – Yannik Hay

  • elab
    elabalmost 5 years ago

    Stunning

  • I’m very pleased that you like it! Cheers!

    – Yannik Hay

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1almost 5 years ago

    Instant favorite!

  • Many thanks for your kind visit and words dear Gina.

    – Yannik Hay

  • reflector
    reflectoralmost 5 years ago

    An incredible building ! Great clarity, framing and hues !

  • Thank you. It’s much appreciated. Cheers!

    – Yannik Hay

  • Adri  Padmos
    Adri Padmosalmost 5 years ago

    Outstanding picture, Yan!

  • Well thank you so much dear Adri. Take care!

    – Yannik Hay

  • RakeshSyal
    RakeshSyalalmost 5 years ago

    Awesome capture with details,Yan!

  • Hello dear Rakesh, I am very happy that you like it. All the best!

    – Yannik Hay

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellalmost 5 years ago

    1-17-10

    Please add tag: aorbjanfeatures….thank you.

  • Hi dear Pat, thx again for featuring this great basilia-cathedral. I am pleased to share the beauty of it to everyone. Take good care!

    – Yannik Hay

  • pat gamwell
    pat gamwellalmost 5 years ago

    You’re so welcome, Yannik….beautifully shot!

  • A. Blick
    A. Blickalmost 5 years ago

    It is a stunning church and your picture does it justice! Great work!

  • Hello Alondra, and thx heaps for your great comment. It is really appreciated. All the best :)

    – Yannik Hay

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