SiXHOURSLATER. Bericht aus Quebec (2)

27.9.

Was Treppen mit nationaler Identität zu tun haben, versuche ich, in meinem Blog auf dem Literaturportal Bayern herauszufinden. Ihr könnt den Beitrag auch unten auf Deutsch lesen.

L’Escalier du Faubourg

The neckbreck stairs

Stairs are major elements of the landscape of Quebec-City, because upper town and downtown display tremendous differences in height and there are excentric stairs to connect the levels. For example, the oldest staircase in town is L’Escalier Casse-Cou translated as: the neckbreck stairs. Or L’Escalier du Faubourg, which is even more precipitous than the neckbreck stairs and which links the quarter Saint-Jean-Baptiste to Saint-Roch. Pedestrians who don’t feel like taking the stairs can use the lift on the Rue Saint-Vallier for free; its entry is hidden in a kiosk – an occurence I really deem remarkable.

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