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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Cathedral–Basilica of Notre Dame de Québec from 1647

 We continue with our highlights from trip to Québec, Canada...
On August 14, 1998
This time we stepped inside Québec City's Cathedral–Basilica of Notre Dame from 1647.
Pope Pius IX elevated its rank in 1874 to minor basilica, being it the oldest Church in Canada.
The Cathedral–Basilica is a National Historic Site of Canada and also located within the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Historic District of Old Québec.
We were in awe when viewing this breathtaking neo-Baroque interior with lots of shimmering gold leaf on the many gilded objects...
It kind of shows us humans a glimpse of heaven!
WHY is it that always the BEST artists have lend their talents for creating something to honor God?!
It has been restored and rebuild numerous times...

Next on our video is The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity (Anglican).
That is the oldest Anglican Church and the first Anglican Cathedral built outside the British Isles.
Nestled in the heart of Old Québec and as you see, not far from our hotel Château Frontenac.
We so much enjoyed walking through this historic city!
Finally on our video, I approach the oldest school for girls in North America ←click link
L'ÉCOLE DES URSULINES DE QUÉBEC was founded in 1639!
Still it remains a school for girls but the Ursuline Monastery no longer is active.
True treasures for North America and we felt fortunate for having walked there and seen it...
Both of us also did visit the Ursuline Convent in New Orleans, Louisiana; the oldest institution for learning for women in the present USA: We DID go back to New Orleans! ←click link.

Have any of you been to those three special and very historic places in Québec City, Québec Canada?

Guess our personal love for places like Québec, Montréal, Ottawa and Saint Augustine in the USA is because of the earliest history one can find there—just like age–old Europe, where we both came from.
AND not the least, the language as so much is similar because the Dutch have been under French rule...

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30 comments:

  1. Wonderful buildings indeed; both outside and indoors. Have you been to London's Westminster Cathedral and Westminster Abbey and St Paul's Cathedral?

    God bless.

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    1. Dearest Victor,
      Those are architectural gems and a rock–solid testimony of the hundreds of thousands who have used their best talents for God.
      Pieter and I most of the time were NOT on vacation when traveling, so our time to visit such Cathedrals was limited. But we certainly did see St. Paul's Cathedral together.
      Hugs,
      Mariette
      https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2019/04/two-days-london-with-husband-pieter.html

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  2. Che bella cattedrale!Buon pomeriggio.

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    1. Cara Olga,
      Quelle cattedrali erano davvero tesori.
      Abbracci,
      Mariette

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  3. Dearest Mariette,
    Google is still being very strange about logging in. I am enjoying all your travels so much.
    Wishing you and Pieter a happy and fortunate September.
    Suzi

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    1. Dearest Suzi,
      Thank you for enjoying our stories—finally finding the time to chronicle them!
      Yes, Blogger/Google can be very tricky and so many bloggers have given up because of it...
      The same wishes to you and Proge with hugs,
      Pieter & Mariette

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  4. I love old cathedrals and churches, such amazing architecture. I haven't been to any of those, but the last time I was in Montreal I did get to go to St. Joseph's Oratory. I was very UNDERwhelmed by it, but after about 20 minutes inside the church proper, I was overcome with emotion at the energy of the place. I wanted to sit down in a pew and just stay there for a while, but I was with my father, uncle and cousin, none of whom seem affected by it at all.

    https://www.mtl.org/en/what-to-do/heritage-and-architecture/saint-joseph-s-oratory-mount-royal

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    1. Dearest Kim,
      Oh, the architecture is so heavenly and also all the details inside from the woodcarvings etc. Even the lace work at the altars... It transforms us into another world and above all, makes you forget about all the worldly problems for a while—you are at peace and at home!
      So happy to read that you too visited the shrine of St. Josephs on Mount Royal. On September 14 my post is scheduled to include that as well.
      Yes, it really engulfs you with emotion and sad that your Dad, uncle and cousin did not experience that... You ought to go back!
      Thanks for the link, I've added it to my Pinterest board of favorite places I visited; one more of that shrine!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. I love old architecture, especially churches, Mariette. These are stunning!

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    1. Dearest Martha Jane,
      Thank you and glad you love these. So do both of us, the architecture and the entire dedication for creating the best man can offer to God.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. Delightful Soup - Brilliant Photos Of These Massive Structures - Way Cool - Happy September

    Cheers

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    1. Dearest Travis,
      Hah, the soup from my previous post—it sure is good!
      Oh, these impressive structures tell all of us a story indeed; one of dedication and determination!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. That Cathedral reminds me of the church of Jerónimos in Lisbon and the churches in the center and North of Portugal. With the gold details and majesty.
    And as usual, I loved your outfit, Mariette! My adoptive blogger mother is always elegant!
    I didn't understood very well what you and the lady from the Cathedral were saying in the first video, but I think it was something related to the Cathedral itself?
    I have never been to Canada, but I hope to go there one day!
    Have a wonderful weekend, Mariette and Pieter!
    :)

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    1. Dearest Paula and Nuno,
      Oh, they are very similar to the architecture of the Old World, especially the Roman countries!
      Thank you for the compliment about my outfit; something convenient for walking.
      I was saying that this is the first Anglican Church outside of Britain and she replied: It is the first Anglican Sanctuary outside of Great Britain.
      The entire Province of Québec is so lovely, at least in our 'Old World' eyes and love for old architecture and its charm.
      Let's hope you will manage to go there one day!
      Happy weekend to you both,
      Pieter & Mariette

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    2. Thank you for clarifying that! I really couldn't make out what you were talking about!
      Happy weekend to you both, too!
      :)

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    3. You're quite welcome Paula and I had to listen three times to decipher her accent...😏

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    4. Sorry, Mariette! 😅
      You are a real trooper!

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  8. Liebe Mariette,
    sie sind beispiellos und unvergleichbar, diese wunderbaren Kirchen, Kathedralen, Dome oder wie immer sie genannt werden. Ich liebe sie alle: in Deutschland, Österreich, Tschechien habe ich viele dieser imposanten Bauwerke von außen und innen gesehen, aber nach Canada bzw. USA werde ich wohl nicht reisen. Umso mehr freue ich mich, dass Du diese einzigartigen Bauwerke zeigst und sage danke 🥰
    Für Dich und Pieter ein lieber Gruß aus dem Drosselgarten 💗

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    1. Liebe Traudi,
      Ja es zeigt uns immer wieder das besonders in die Alte Welt aber auch hier in Québec Province wie in Florida, die Menschen fast das unmögliche geleistet haben um unser Gott zu ehren!
      Da schaut man immer ein wenig im Himmel hinein...
      Liebe Grüße an euch Beide,
      Pieter und Mariette

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  9. Me encanta las imágenes de esos bellos templos. Me hubiera gustado haber visto su interior.
    Feliz fin de semana. Besos.

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    1. Querida Antónia,
      Con nuestro video muy corto, al menos capturamos una pequeña parte del interior, ¡pero es como mirar al cielo!
      Abrazos,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Christina,
      We were amazed at their inner beauty; the outsides did not reveal it but once inside we thought we look into heaven.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  11. What a magnificent cathedral!
    And you've captured it beautifully!
    That second photo is astounding!
    Hugs and blessings, dearest Mariette.

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    1. Dearest Veronica,
      Yes, it sure is magnificent!
      Our video is not high quality but indeed, we captured it.
      That's why I added those photos... you can click on their links.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  12. Que fotos maravilhosas, vi no Pinterest!!!
    Que arquitetura fantástica, Mariette!
    Pelo que sinto ainda vou viajar muito, rsss
    Abraços, querida!

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    1. Querida Taís,
      Nós dois nos sentimos privilegiados por poder ver isso com nossos próprios olhos. Um pedaço do céu e tantas pessoas deram seus melhores talentos a Deus, incluindo os arquitetos.
      Abraços,
      Mariette

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  13. Una magniica cattedrale.Buona giornata.

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