Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Vaillancourt Fountain

Since 1971, if you pass by San Francisco's Embarcadero area, you will not miss seeing this 200 feet long, 140 feet wide, and 36 feet high concrete fountain.

Most people consider this the "Vaillancourt Fountain" after its sculptor Armand Vaillancourt. However, Monsieur Vaillancourt prefers to call his creation "Quebec Libre!" for his support of Quebec's sovereignty movement from Canada to become its own independent country.


- Karen

9 comments:

Sue said...

That's one ugly fountain! Does it look more appealing in real life?

AVCr8teur said...

Sue, no the fountain pretty much looks like that.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I've always thought of that fountain as very unappealing especially for that area. It's a focal point for tourists though. I have a video of it that makes it a little more appealing but at some point in time I think it needs to go.

Neva said...

This is a great shot. Hope your summer is going well...we are back at school....and just returned from a trip to New Mexico and Michigan....

Adrian LaRoque said...

Looks great a work of art. Great post Karen!

pussreboots said...

The fountain was still pretty new when I first visited the city with my grandmother. I LOVED it when I was 3. When I moved to the Bay Area and had a contract in the city the first thing I did was to go to see if the fountain was still there. :)

AVCr8teur said...

Funny, I guess it's true that art is in the eye of the beholder. Some people like the fountain and others don't. Thanks for commenting everyone!

Summer said...

Such a nice work of art..=D

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Annie said...

Crazy fountain!!