Sunday, September 22, 2013

Fountain: Maisonneuve Monument Fountain - Montréal, PQ, Canada

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Maisonneuve Monument Fountain
Montréal, PQ, Canada
Topic: Fountains

GPS: N45° 30.287; W073° 33.432

Quick Description: 

The Maisonneuve Monument Fountain is located in the center of the Place d'Armes in Old Montréal

Long Description:

At the top of the Maisonneuve Monument is a standing figure of Paul de Chomedey, sieur de Maisonneuve who founded Montreal in 1642. Around the base are four historical figures representing the history of the area. Charles Le Moyne was first native-born Canadian to be made Baron in New France. Lambert Closse was a merchant turned Indian fighter. Jeanne Mance was a French nurse who settled in new France and established the first hospital the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal. The Iroquois were the indigenous people of the area. In addition there are four bas-relief plaques depicting historical events in the area.

The monument sits in the middle of a clover shaped basin. Water rushed out of the mouths of gargoyle-like faces set between the historical figures and flows down into the basin below.

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