Charleston: Did you know?

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In Charleston, porches are referred to as “piazzas” and are situated to catch harbour breezes and offer a view of the garden.

Homes in Charleston are generally elevated, have large windows and doors and high ceilings in order to have cross-ventilation of breezes from the water.

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Many homes have a distinctive architectural name, in local vernacular, referred to as the Single House. These homes are typically one-room and a hallway wide with long piazzas that span the length of the house. The entrance door faces the street but typically leads to the porch where the home’s front door is found. The homes are oriented in this fashion because the British taxes were based on streetfront measurements.

History of Quebec City

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Did you know?

• Québec City was founded in 1608. In 2008, it celebrated its 400th birthday—and she’s more beautiful than ever.

• Kébec is an Algonquin word meaning, “where the river narrows.”

• Québec City originated as a fur trading post.

• The United States of America tried unsuccessfully to capture Québec City in 1775.

• Poutine originated in Quebec in the late 1950s and is now a staple dish across Canada.