Monday, August 22, 2011


Here's looking at you, kid
Quebec City, QC, July 2011

Glass isn't just something we look through. Sometimes we use it to look at ourselves, as well. I'm guessing whoever mounted this decidedly modern piece of mirrored glass to this heritage building was more interested in preventing accidents and boosting security than in preserving the property in its absolute historic condition. I doubt mirrors were part of the landscape when warring armies fought in this place some 400 years ago.

But this entire stretch had been so lovingly preserved that it was easy to overlook the occasional concession to modern life. That a walled city - the only one in North America - can be such a vibrant home for homeowners and business owners alike is pretty cool in my book.

Your turn: If only this corner could talk. What would it say?

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