Friday, June 30, 2017

Quebec Blog #22: The Breakneck Stairs!

Breakneck Stairs
In this Quebec City blog, you'll see the historic "Breakneck Stairs" and learn the history behind them.

WHAT ARE THE BREAKNECK STAIRS?  - There's an old outside staircase built in 1635, that consists of 59 steps, that descends from the Upper Town of Old Quebec into the lower town's main street of shopping. The stairs link  "côte de la Montagne" with (street) "rue du Petit-Champlain." It's the oldest stairway in the city! 
  In fact, in 1660, this staircase appears on a map of the village that grew into Québec City.
The stairs are very steep and have been worn down from time and usage. Apparently there have been a lot of accidents on them. Thus, they're called "the Breakneck Stairs of Old Quebec."
  According to quebecregion.com, the stairs have been restored several times since then, including once in 1889 by the city's celebrated architect and engineer Charles Baillargé. 

NEXT: An Amazing Overlook 

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

I'm a simple guy who enjoys the simple things in life, especially our dogs. I volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy exercising, blogging, politics, helping friends and neighbors, participating in ghost investigations, coffee, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country music,writing books on ghosts and spirits, cooking simply and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.