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Hi there! I’m freshly returned from a late summer vacation in Quebec, Canada, and ready to jump back into the saddle here in Boston.

This vacation was my first time ever in Canada — kind of odd considering I grew up in Wisconsin, and have lived the past 23 years in New England. It’s quite nearby to Boston, but for inexplicable reasons I’d never crossed that border before. We drove to Quebec City for our first three days, and from there drove to Montreal for another five days.

One highlight of our Quebec stay was a visit to Montmorency Falls, which is only a 10 minute drive out of the city. We took a tram up one side of the cliffs, which had this view of a staircase going up the opposite side of the mountain:

Montmorency Falls stairs

Staircase up the side of Montmorency

We walked along a wooded path that led to a bridge crossing right over the top of the falls. What a fantastic vantage point for the water just as it’s coming over the edge!

Montmorency Falls

On the bridge at the top of the waterfall

The sound of the rushing water, combined with the energy of the air moving all around it, was so stimulating and refreshing.

After walking to the end of the bridge, we entered more woods and eventually emerged into a sprawling green park. A further walk brought us around to the top of that staircase shown earlier. That was our path back down the mountainside. The photo below is taken from on that staircase. It provides a view of the waterfall from the front. You can even make out the bridge that goes above the top of the falls:

Montmorency Falls

The view from the staircase at Montmorency Falls, Quebec, Canada

Here’s a view from the base of the staircase:

Montmorency Falls

Montmorency Falls flowing out toward the Saint Lawrence River

So that’s a peek at one of our experiences while staying in Quebec City. The city itself has many interesting vantage points from which to view the lovely old architecture and the Saint Lawrence River. I’ll share more of my Quebec City and Montreal experiences in posts to come.

For now, it’s good to be home. I feel rejuvenated and energized! I’m back in the studio today, enjoying the crisp September air coming through the window, and looking ahead to new creative projects.



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Hi there. I’m Boston-based digital artist Paula Ogier. In this blog I write about about my art business, new works, projects in process, life in Boston, inspirations, ideas, and creative challenges. I live and work in Boston's South End neighborhood, in the enclave known as the SoWa Art + Design district. I'm fond of big cities, architecture, great imaginative spaces, food & drink, gardening, wandering around the city on foot, binge-watching well written shows, talking to cats, and of course, making and experiencing art. Artist website: Twitter: Paula Ogier Artworks My studio is at 450 Harrison Avenue, Studio 203.

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