The Visit of the Prince of Wales to Canada - the Citadel of Quebec, [Canada], from Prescott Gate - from a drawing by Captain Williams, R.A., 1860. 'Standing on a bold and precipitous promontory, Quebec has not inappropriately been called the "Gibraltar of America,"...The citadel stands on what is called Cape Diamond, three hundred and fifty feet above the level of the sea, and includes about forty acres of ground. The view from off the citadel is of the most picturesque and grand character. There will be seen the majestic St. Lawrence, winding its course for about forty miles, whilst the background of the panoramic scene is filled up by extensive plains, running backwards to lofty mountains in the distance, with Point Levi opposite and the Island of Orleans in the distance, whilst the junction of the River St. Charles and the Great River form that magnificent sheet of water, where numerous vessels are to be seen riding at anchor during the summer season. A walk around the ramparts of the citadel will well repay the stranger, by a magnificent change of scene at every turn he takes. The city itself bears all the resemblance of a strongly fortified and ancient city...'. From "Illustrated London News", 1860.
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