Hi Frugalistas! I love taking lots of photos when I travel. I use them in my posts on frugal first class travel. I use them on Facebook. But my favourite place to use them is on my Instagram account. I love Instagram. I love how I can tell a mini story that’s maybe not worth a blog post in its own right, but which is still fun. What I love the most though, is the interaction with my Instagram followers. In particular, I’m always intrigued as to what photos my followers like best. So, having now completed all my Quebec Instagram posts, here are my best photos of Quebec, as voted by frugal first class travel’s Instagram followers:
- 1 1. Clock Tower in Quebec City
- 2 2. Macaron Tower at the Atwater Market
- 3 3. An historic epicerie in Quebec City
- 4 4. Tomatoes in the Jean Talon Market
- 5 5. Restaurant lights in old Montreal
- 6 6. Staircase in Quebec City
- 7 7. Inside J A Moison
- 8 8. Tulips in Montreal
- 9 9. More riotous colours at the Marche Jean Talon
- 10 10. The most photographed hotel in the world
1. Clock Tower in Quebec City
When I was going through my Quebec photos I was surprised and delighted to see that this was my most popular photo. Taken in the late afternoon after my Tours Voir Food Walk in Quebec City, this old church spire really caught my eye. That’s one of the things I love about food walks – they are always about far more than the food!
2. Macaron Tower at the Atwater Market
In Montreal I visited both Jean Talon and the Atwater Markets (because you know how much I love markets). I posted a lot of photos from both, because they were just so photogenic. And they were all very popular. But none was more popular than this glorious macaron tower at the Atwater market. It doesn’t surprise me really. Food is always popular on Instagram, and of course, no food is more popular than the macaron!
3. An historic epicerie in Quebec City
The J A Moison grocers in Quebec City dates back to 1871. Intriguing from the outside, it is fascinating inside. Gorgeous local delicacies, fabulous displays, all in its original 19th century fit out, it is atmospheric and fun.
4. Tomatoes in the Jean Talon Market
The Jean Talon Market in Montreal really is a riot of colour, as these tomatoes show perfectly. My Instagram followers loved them. I think the colours and the freshness really bounced off the screen. Definitely no filter required for this one!
5. Restaurant lights in old Montreal
This restaurant was just around the corner from my hotel in Montreal. Walking back to the hotel in the twilight, the restaurant was not open. But the lights twinkled beautifully. I thought it was pretty so posted it on Instagram. My followers thought so too!
6. Staircase in Quebec City
Old Quebec City is divided into the Haute Ville (the High Town) and the Basse Ville (the Low Town). While there is one funicular down near the river, there are fabulous staircases dotted around the Old City. I found this one while walking over to the fun and funky St Roch district. It’s a simple photo, but for some reason everyone loved it, and I was delighted to see it my list of best photos of Quebec.
7. Inside J A Moison
A glimpse into the interior of J A Moison. Again, fresh produce is the star, but just look at that old wheelbarrow. That’s what really caught my eye.
8. Tulips in Montreal
During my travels in Quebec I was in Montreal on two separate occasions. When I first arrived, there was lots of foliage on the bulbs, but not a flower in sight. Then I went to Quebec City for three days. Arriving back in Montreal I was delighted to find the tulips in bloom. I found these pretty ones in a lovely garden in front of what I think was a Tax Office near the Hotel de Ville.
9. More riotous colours at the Marche Jean Talon
Peppers are not the sexiest of photographic subjects, but these stunning babies were a real hit. Colourful, fresh, shiny and lovingly displayed, I wasn’t the only one taking photos.
10. The most photographed hotel in the world
The Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City is the most photographed hotel in the world. And no wonder, it really is pretty. It also dominates the Old City skyline. I took lots of photos of the Chateau Frontenac. I posted lots of photos of the Chateau Frontenac on my Instagram account. My room at the charming Auberge du Tresor overlooked the Chateau, so I had a front row seat to take some unique shots. Interestingly this wasn’t my favourite photo that I took of the Chateau Frontenac (I took one from the river ferry that had the Quebec flag fluttering in it that was my definite favourite). But this was the one my followers loved the most.
If you have enjoyed my tour of my best photos of Quebec as voted by my Instagram followers, why don’t you follow me on Instagram? I post regularly, and feature lots of destinations and other goodies you won’t see on the blog.
Author’s note: While in Quebec I was a guest of Quebec Tourisme and their partners.