Monday, August 29, 2011

Time to Play "Fact or Fiction"...

 Fact or Fiction Number One- We slept in a barn in Quebec. 


Answer-True. 
Here is our Carriage House...


...made into a funky B and B...


....with two levels and a bed upstairs. We could have brought a couple of you along!


It was complete with somewhat grotesque huge paintings...


It was kind of like being watched!
We also got a huge breakfast along with our stay. We like B and B's a lot.

Fact Number Two-A cannonball was shot into this tree around the time of the Revolutionary War.


Answer-No One Knows.
Some people think that but the tree may have just grown up around the cannonball.

Fact or Fiction Number Three...This man played "O Canada" on the rims of wine (water-filled) glasses. 


Answer-Fiction.
He played "Ave Maria" on wine glasses, complete with harmony. It was amazing. 
I remember playing "wine glasses" in college. Anyone else?

Fact or Fiction Number Three-This beautiful archway leads to another shopping area in Old Quebec.


Answer-Naaaaw. It is just an example of trompe l'oeil, something painted on a wall or other object and made to look real. 

Besides I think Lynn Stevens does a better job! check her out some time. 


Next we will be on to Montreal.

21 comments:

  1. This was a fun post. Love the trompe l'oeil...we have a few of these in Chicago too.
    xo
    jeanne

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  2. Oh, what a beautiful place to stay, Suz! I really need to get to that part of Canada one of these days--just gorgeous!

    Loved your version of fact or fiction--so fun!

    Hope things are going well with the two of you...looking forward to seeing Montreal through your eyes!

    Julie

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  3. It's good to see you having so much fun...keep enjoying.

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  4. What a wonderful adventure you are on- seing so much and experimenting so many places- here I would have loved to join you.
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  5. What a great trip! Loving your pictures, Suz!!

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  6. looks like youre still enjoying your time away! I'm so glad!
    keep us posted from Montreal!
    xoxo
    vivian

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  7. Great review of your stay in Quebec. Ahh...Montreal I have always wanted to visit you. Thank you for taking me along with you...I promise to be no trouble at all. :o)
    Safe travels and blissful week...

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  8. Love your pictures of Quebec. I too agree with the artwork looks a little creepy.

    Wishing you a wonderful week.

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  9. Fact or Fiction? I love me some "Suz!" Fact
    Looks like you're having a Ball!

    Hugs and Love, oh, and of Course, a "Travelin' Bus!"
    Shell

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  10. Gosh Suz, you two are having a great time. I am so happy for you. Dale and I have been married for 39 yrs this November. Isn't it crazy to think that we have been married as long as we have?
    Your photos of your trip are so much fun for me to view, and see and feel the happiness just exuding from your words. I loved learning the facts too.
    I'm not sure I wouldn't have had to put a sheet over the creepy paintings if I had been staying there :) But such a lovely place to stay.
    big hugs from me...

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  11. Awesome Suz! What a fabulous B&B you discovered. What a fun fact/fiction post you have made. I love that mural!
    Hope you are all well.
    Hugs and many blessings
    Kelly

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  12. Brilliant post you clever gull you!
    Lovely photos and I have made note of your B&B for future reference...can't wait to see where you stay in Montreal ... another city on our hope to visit someday list...what a nice long getaway you two are having!

    Lynn is such a talent and a very generous artist too!
    oxo

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  13. What fun....I live way on the other side of Canada..probably one of the farthest points...Vancouver BC!

    I soooo want to go visit this amazing place.

    Hugs to you my friend.xoxo

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  14. Beautiful pictures! Looks like you're having fun!

    Hugs, Gaby

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  15. Wow, Suz, what beautiful pictures--and I love that building with the gorgeous paintings on it!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  16. What a fabulous time... other than the staring paintings.

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  17. I'm so in love with the "not a room" bedroom, you know, no 4 sided walls, no doors, and leads straight to the stairs! I think it's lovely! I'd love to sleep there!

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  18. Loved playing a long with you darling girl! Looks like you are enjoying some "once in a lifetime moments" I can only wish you millions of more beautiful moments. Love and Blessings, Katie

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