The Watchmen…

The Hôtel du Parlement, located at 1045 rue des Parlementaires, is not just home to the Québec City’s parliament.  The building itself is one of the largest in the city and it sits, in stately fashion, on a beautifully designed campus that is open to the public.

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The building, which dates back to 1886, features nearly two dozen statues around its perimeter, all of whom played an important part in the city’s history.  From left to right below :

Pierre LeMoyne d’Iberville was the founder of the French colony of Louisiana.
Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de La Vérendrye was a French Canadian military officer who, along with his sons, opened up the area near Lake Superior.
Father Jacques Marquette, a French Jesuit, founded Michigan’s first European settlement.
Louis Jolliet was known for his discoveries in North America.

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There isn’t a bad view to be had…

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Let’s hope the world’s largest flowerpot was not knocked over–by the world’s largest squirrel.
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