This 900 square foot mural portrays early life in Quartier Petit Champlain and the Old Port. Among the citizens shown in this trompe l’oeil (three-dimensional) artwork are ship builders, a sail repairer and a woman watching for the safe return of her sailor husband. Also depicted is a crowded tavern and children at play. Historical figures include Lord Nelson, the British Royal Navy officer who won several sea battles during the Napoleonic Wars. Pointing to the map is Captain Joseph-Elzéar Bernier, the explorer who claimed the Artic for Canada. In the lower right corner is Franciscan missionary Father Frederic Jansoone. Another wonderful mural you will want to admire is La Fresque des Québécois near Place-Royal.