Photographer's Note

The Chateau Frontenac has been seen many times on TE, but I still wanted to shares this image.

The construction of the castle started in 1892, the years leading up to 1993 saw many expansion projects to fashion the hotel into what it is today, including the Citadelle construction in 1899, Mont-Carmel construction in 1908, and the Saint-Louis and Tour Centrale in 1920 and 1924. A new expansion phase was completed in June 1993. In the late 19th century, William Van Horne, General Manager of Canadian Pacific (CP) Railway, began building the hotel as the ideal stopover for CP travelers. Van Horne retained the services of New York architect Bruce Price (father of Emily Post). Drawing on the architectural styles of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

Le Chteau Frontenac owes its name to a flamboyant French governor called Louis de Buade, Count of Frontenac, who guided the destiny of New France from 1672 to 1698. Frontenac's coat-of-arms can be seen on the outside wall of the entry arch and many other areas within the hotel. History casts a long architectural line: a 300-year-old stone bearing the Cross of Malta emblem is among the interior stones of the hotel's vaulted lobby.

The wide angle of the 17 mm lense has disorted the image a bit but I still like the results. The photo was taken at 1600 ISO at 1/13 without a tripod. The image stabilizor worked well.

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Additional Photos by Paul Leduc (PLD_images) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1535 W: 241 N: 1034] (7149)
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