Friday Two Cents: Québec Trip / Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré And Area



Part of my trip to Québec was set aside for sight seeing the more scenic views of Québec and the surrounding area.

The first place my friend took me was to the famous and beautiful Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré. Yet before we went to the basilica we went into the Cyclorama of Jerusalem. It is in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec beside the basilica. It is a cyclorama or a circular painting of the crucifixion of Jesus. In the painting it shows what Jerusalem may have looked like at the time of the crucifixion.

On permanent display at Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré since 1895 the painting was painted in 1890 by Paul Philippoteaux, a famous panoramist from Paris, assisted by five other painters: Salvador Mège (1854–1915) and Ernest Gros, of Paris, Charles Abel Corwin and O.D. Grover of Chicago and Edward James Austen (1850–1930) of London. It measures 14 by 110 metres (46 ft × 361 ft) and it claims to be one of the world’s biggest circular paintings.
Cyclorama of Jerusalem, City of Jerusalem

Cyclorama of Jerusalem, City of Jerusalem

After I went to the basilica. Words cannot do the site justice on the size or sheer beauty I witnessed, both inside and out. One of the amazing facts about the basilica is all the miracles that have taken place on this site. There are two pillars as you enter with crunches, canes and notes saying how St. Anne has healed them. The architecture and art of the basilica is that of old cathedrals in Europe dating back hundreds of years. The original chapel was built-in 1658 but it has grown and was rebuilt after a fire to what is standing at present.
That was the highlight of the day’s journey but I was still able to take in a lot of sight seeing from Île d’Orléans, where I took some nice photos of Québec across the river. As well I went to see Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, where I witnessed a striking waterfall along the Montmorency River that flows into the St. Lawrence.
I had been to Québec before but this time I had a friend who played tour guide. I guess it true to have a local to help you to see the culture and feel of a place.

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