Monday, August 9, 2010

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada Part V

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, Part V

My World Tuesday = Free Entertainment

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Old Quebec, City

This guitarist played for us one night at a restaurant called Cafe de Paris.

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If you are willing to stand for the entire show you can see every night this summer a free performance of Circus Soleil under a city bypass. They have put up fences to this area and the gates open at 9:00 P.M. and the show starts at 9:30 P.M.

We were a little skeptical but in retrospect we were really glad that we went even though we had to stand. The show was so amazing that you forgot about your tired legs. And it was a long and thorough performance with many acts that performed in the air and on a stage as well as in the audience. There were fire features too. The show lasted for a good hour and fifteen minutes and was just as good as the Circus Soleil show we saw at Downtown Disney in Orlando, Florida for mega bucks. So from now until September if you can make it to Quebec City, do take in this great free show.


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The weekend we were in Quebec City there were lots of free street performances as well. At this public square we listened to a performance of an African style rock band.

The band sounded a little bit like a Jamaican band.

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This fellow was one part trapeze artist and two parts comedian.

Families with small children really enjoyed his act.

Here is his tightrope walk.

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One afternoon we came across this two person band that has a great sound. The woman played three different accordions during the act. The one above was like a cross between accordion and a bagpipe. Very strange looking. And the sound this duel made had a Louisiana Cajun vibe.

My dad used to call accordions squeeze boxes.






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7 comments:

EG Wow said...

It's great to see Quebec City in pictures. I can see you enjoyed your stay there and that's wonderful!

Sylvia K said...

What a delightful look at Quebec City! And I love your photos! Thanks for sharing the fun and it does look and sound as though you had a great time!

Sylvia

Julie said...

You certainly are making excellent use of your retirement to get around your local area. I am soooo envious of all the free stuff you have available around you. Have a good week!

April said...

Great pictures of your visit to Quebec City! There's certainly a lot to see.

SandyCarlson said...

Canada is the bomb. I love that country,that huge part of the continent. Thanks for being there.

Luna Miranda said...

great photos! there's a lot see and experience here. i missed Circus Soleil when they performed in Manila.:(

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Joann: Those were some fun times. I wouldn't want to stand through an act but would enjoy seeing the circus act.