Ominous…sans an axe-wielding madman in the hallway.

The second in a photo series.  As foreboding as The Overlook in Stanley Kubrick’s brilliant adaptation of “The Shining,” Québec City’s castle-like Fairmont Le Château Frontenac sits atop a steep rock formation overlooking the Saint Lawrence River. Recognized as the most photographed hotel in the world, its “château” style allows for nothing but great pictures.  Its height and main tower’s copper roof is as iconic to the city’s skyline as the Empire State Building is to New York City and the Eiffel Tower is to Paris.

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Just outside the hotel is a massive statue honouring Samuel de Champlain, the French explorer, navigator, and founder of Quebec City.

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The ice toboggan run outside the hotel.
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Glass skylights allow visitors to see the historic areas at the hotel’s foundation.
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Looking down at the tram near the Saint Lawrence.
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