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Château Frontenac by Night - I

The immense Château Frontenac, which dominates the skyline of Quebec City and can be seen for miles around, wasn't ever in it's life a fortification at all, but was built as an enormous hotel by the Canadian Pacific Railway company at the end of the 19th Century, in an attempt to encourage wealthy tourists to travel to the area (and therefore use their trains!)

 

Built in the "chateau style" (who'd a thunk it?), and designed by prominent architect Bruce Price, it was designed as a sister hotel to Price's other (and just as imposing), gigantic hotel project, the Banff Springs Hotel.

 

Other than being an awesome and gorgeous piece of architecture in it's own right, Château Frontenac holds the Guinness World Record for being "The most photographed hotel in the World" (how do they know?!!?).

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Taken on September 23, 2009