Rue Sous-Le-Cap by Yannik Hay

Old Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

The Rue Sous-le-Cap, in the city’s Old Port, is one of the most singular of the city of Quebec. In the early 1800s, it was a path along the cliff of Cape Diamond, which allow pedestrians to move from Lower Town to the Palace Hill at low tide. It is from 1816 that this trail is named Rue Sous le Cap.

For years it was called the Alley Dogs (now the passage of the Dog is next to the restaurant Échaudé, near the Rue Sous-le-Cap). The Rue Sous-le-Cap is only three meters wide. It is bordered on one side by the rear of houses on rue Saint-Paul and the other by the Cape that falls almost perpendicularly.

The coast road starts and ends Dambourgès rue Saint-Jacques.

They say the Rue Sous-le-Cap has the largest concentration of private terraces of Quebec or Ontario. Formerly, it was paved with wood and a network of bridges there was arranged so as to move from houses to warehouses and depots.

In 1775, this street served as a battleground and it was here that General Benedict Arnold suffered failure. ref:

Date: 2007-08-12
Panasonic: FZ-50
ISO: 200
Copyright: Yannik Hay

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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  • Carla Maloco
    Carla Malocoabout 5 years ago

    Great colours and lighting.

  • Thank you very much dear Carla for your warm comment. Take good care!

    – Yannik Hay

  • jules572
    jules572about 5 years ago

    There is so much old history in this city, I bet under the walkway it is cobblestone..Jules

  • Thx for the great comment and visit. It is always a pleasure to read you. I don’t know if there would cobblestones under the pavement, but formerly, it was paved with wood .

    All the best!

    – Yannik Hay

  • AliceDoodles
    AliceDoodlesabout 5 years ago

    Your co-hosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • Thx very much Chris, take care :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Jamie  Green
    Jamie Greenabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful, I just love those elevated walkways..there is so much to draw the eye..a continual delight.

  • Thank you very much Jamie for the great comment and visit. I love to walk down those streets.
    All the best :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • John44
    John44about 5 years ago

    Good composition. I like it Sis

  • Thx a lot dear bro, take care :)

    – Yannik Hay

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