L'embacle Fountain by Beausoleil Star this if you like it!

L'embacle Fountain (Ice Jam) was given to Paris by the Quebec government in 1984. It symbolizes the breaking up of ice in the St. Lawrence River in the Spring. The Quebecois architect Alfred Gindre and sculptor Charles Daudelin created this stylized fountain. On initial glance it appears the sidewalk is buckling but a closer look reveals the fountain beneath the large bronze slabs lifting from the sidewalk. It is often mistakenly attributed to Guillaume Daudelin, undoubtedly due to them having the same last name. The fountain is located at Place du Québec, a tiny square in Paris where you can find the sculpture, the church Saint-Germain-des-Pres and the famous café Les Deux Magots. The fountain was restored in 2011 in order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Quebec Government Office in Paris.

Paris 6e Arrondissement , France


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