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This picture has been taken from Terrasse Dufferin, over what is also named Cap Diamant. Cap Diamant was named by Jacques Cartier (around 1535): he thought that the cliff was full of diamonds. When he returned home in France, what was supposed to be gold and diamonds turned out to be pyrite and quartz.

Yesterday, I posted a pic of pillar paintings. I did say that the highways above ended up in a wall. Actually, behind the wall, there is a tunnel, as large as three football fields. The highway was supposed to go through the tunnel, that is, through Cap Diamant. However, it never has been completed. The rock was too friable (indeed, quartz make no solid ground) to complete the project with the budget allowed.

More than 400 years after Cartier, the quartz in Cap Diamant deceived men once again.

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