WHERE IS IT? Île d'Orléans or Orleans Island, is located in the Saint Lawrence River about 3 miles (5 kilometers) east of downtown Quebec City, Quebec, and there's a bridge that connects it to the mainland. There are 1,100 residents.
ODDITIES - There is nothing industrial or commercial on the island. No grocery stores and no high schools. Construction is also limited.
|A "station of the cross" in copper|
After leaving the island we stopped at the ALBERT GILES COPPER MUSEUM - It's a family run artistic copper museum and shop. There we saw a demonstration of how to carve copper into artwork. In one room there were 12 large copper engravings of the christian "Stations of the Cross" that were 3 feet tall by 2 feet wide. The took 15 years to do.
|Making a rooster in copper|
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