Sleigh Ride - Quebec Winter Carnival

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The first large winter Carnival in Québec City, the world's snow capital, took place in 1894. Often faced with winter’s hardships, the city's population reinvented this popular tradition with a winter celebration that warmed up the hearts of all of it revellers. Interrupted by two wars, then the economic crisis of 1929, the Carnival was held sporadically until the second half of the century. In 1954, in the context of the economic development of the Old Capital, a group of business people re-launched the festivities. That year, Bonhomme was born and elected the event’s representative. The first official edition of the Québec Winter Carnival took place in 1955. The Carnival snowballed into an undeniable manifestation for the entire Québec City population, and was an important vehicle for tourism and economical activity in the city.

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  1. Harry Dexter 27 months ago | reply

    A very beautiful shot - very lovely indeed. A definite favourite of mine.

  2. tislissi 27 months ago | reply

    Well captured


  3. argazkilari 64- No multi invit please 27 months ago | reply


    BRAVO, BRAVO, BRAVO!!!!!!!! Superbe travail, Magnifique cadrage et lumière sublime, belle technique !!!!!!!!!!!
    GORA, GORA , GORA !!!!!!!! Lan handia, enkoadratzea andurria eta argi gohien, ederra teknika !!!!!!!!!!!
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    on my « PHOTOBLOG » : “Railwaywomen’s self portraits”
    Merci Sabine

  4. Lana Jovanovic 27 months ago | reply

    Perfect winter scene!!!!!

  5. denismartin 27 months ago | reply

    Your photo screams Photographer !!!
    Thank you for sharing with us


  6. basse def 27 months ago | reply

    magic instant !

  7. monicasimage 26 months ago | reply

    This is like a Christmas card!

  8. Marie-Paule Ladreyt 26 months ago | reply

    Majestueuse beauty !! quel beau tableau !

  9. di_the_huntress 26 months ago | reply

    Did I miss this? Photography at its best! Excellent image!

  10. mario.soure 26 months ago | reply

    Your photo screams Photographer !!!
    Thank you for sharing with us


  11. coach48 15 months ago | reply

    Thanks for sharing.
    I love these photos.

  12. Haley Redshaw 15 months ago | reply

    Brilliant shot :)

  13. denismartin 15 months ago | reply

    This photo is a good sample in the flickr. It is awarded the flickr Award!

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  14. Brendahawk 3 months ago | reply

    WOW, beautiful Winter scene!

  15. gerstat 3 months ago | reply

    Gorgeous scene!!

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