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We walk every day from Quebec to Ontario, but return again to Gatineau before nightfall. This is a nice town in its own right with neighbourhoods that have a mixture of old and contrasting modern architecture and that are within walking distance from the National History Museum. The variety of the early nineteenth century styled houses are amazing and the contemporary additions are generally well matched. Many buildings and houses are constructed with brick masonry on all elevations and often have  a mansard type roof.

I found a comfortable and shady spot at the corner of Rue Papineau and Rue de Notre-Dame-de-l’ile with a perfect view of this brick house. The fancy street names also helped somewhat in choosing this spot.


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