Once Upon A Time We Had A Zoo

There was a time when Quebec City had a zoo.  It was a good zoo.  It was a place where you could go to not only commune with animals but also to walk the large, wooded grounds and have a picnic.  Then a really dumb, and completely unavoidable political decision, was made and we no longer have a zoo.

What do you do with a huge tract of land that had a bunch of moats, fences, and buildings scattered all around it.  What Quebec did was fence off most of it and turn the front section into a small park to serve the population in the northern portion of the city.  It’s a beautiful park, with waterfalls scattered along the small river that runs through it.  It’s also just a short bus trip from my home.

My daughter and I went there.  She took her Kindle.  I took my sketchbook.  We had a grand day, enjoying one of the first days where we could be outside without coats.  I chose this scene.  The small building used to be one of the administration buildings of the museum.

cheap toned paper sketchbook, Pilot Prera, Noodler's Lexington Gray

cheap toned paper sketchbook, Pilot Prera, Noodler’s Lexington Gray

2 Responses to “Once Upon A Time We Had A Zoo”

Read below or add a comment...

  1. Sheila Fitzpatrick says:

    Bee-you-ti-ful! Really enjoying your posts. Very nice pencil work on the Gorgon. I guess the chip ended up on her shoulder ???
    – Sheila

    • Thanks, Sheila. Always good to hear from you. Spring has finally sprung so I’m out sketching, which means I’m now behind in doing blog posts. Go figure 🙂

      Cheers — Larry