The first thing I noticed about Quebec City was all the green roofs on the buildings. They added to the unique character of the cute city, whose architecture is influenced by France in the sixteenth century. In fact, Quebec City was founded in 108, and the province of Quebec is the former capital of New France, the French colony in North America that ran from Louisiana to northern Canada.
All my life, I have loved seeing the flags of other countries. It was no surprise that I would take a picture of the flag of Quebec even though it was a providence of Canada and not an independent country. But what makes Quebec’s flag special is that it was the first providence flag of Canada, and it was flown for the first time in 1948. Each year in Quebec, Flag Day to honor the Fluerdelisé, the flag’s French name, is held on January 21.
Being in a bilingual environment is fun, and I was able to experience it for the first time for the past 72 hours in Quebec City. When most everyone around you is multilingual, including yourself, it is less pretentious.