Come on in
Quebec City, QC
About this photo: It's Thematic's red week, and you're all invited. Really! Follow your mouse here for more.Walking through the old walled city, it's easy to wonder what life must have been like hundreds of years ago. Much of this place is either largely untouched, left as it was to remind us why we must treasure all we have today, or lovingly restored by creative homeowners and businesspeople looking for a unique way to spend at least part of their lives.
Either way, every step I take in this place seems to offer up some other unforgettable scene, some other snippet just begging to be remembered. I keep falling behind my family as a result - my usual thing - but figure a little photographic dawdling is worth it if I get to witness streetscapes like this. My wife might beg to differ, so I hurriedly take the shot before I catch up to her and the kids.
And as I do, I remind myself to return to this place - and others like it - more often. Because one shouldn't have to wait too long to be inspired by the past, and by those who dedicate themselves to preserve it.
Your turn: What's behind this red door?