Monday, May 28, 2007

Wall Murals of Quebec City

Petit-Champlain Mural, Quebec City Wall MuralAs we explored Quebec City, we saw several murals painted on buildings. It was fun to walk down a street, turn a corner, and be surprised by one of these beautiful trompe-l'oeil paintings. One of them was on a building on rue du Petit-Champlain and is called... the Petit-Champlain Mural. It illustrates the history of the Quartier Petit Champlain.

Quebec City Wall MuralAnother mural is the 5 story Quebec City Mural, on the corner of Notre Dame, at the bottom of Cote de la Montagne. It shows 400 years of Quebec history. Be sure to follow the links to more information about these two murals.

Hotel-Dieu de Quebec MuralThis last mural was on the Hotel-Dieu de Quebec, a hospital on Cote du Palais. Opened in 1639 by Duchess d’Aiguillon and the Augustines hospitali√®res de Dieppe, the Hotel-Dieu de Quebec was the first hospital established north of Mexico. The mural depicts the lives of the doctors and nurses on two sides of the building.

The murals reminded me of the trompe-l'oeil mural on the Caroll Creek Bridge in Frederick, Maryland, just on a much larger scale.

More posts about Quebec City on Rambling Traveler:
Friday Photo Post: Quebec City
Le Chateau Frontenac
Walking Around Quebec City
Friday Photo Post: More from Quebec City
Friday Photo Post: Rue Saint Louis, Quebec City