Photographer's Note

This sculpture-fountain called La Joute (The Joust) was created by Jean-Paul-Riopelle, a famous canadian painter and sculptor, in 1976, for a site near the Olympic Stadium. Now it's the main attraction of a little square, named after the sculptor and located in the "Quartier international de Montréal".

The ensemble of bronze sculptures contains a central fountain surrounded by a number of freestanding abstract animal figures inside and outside the fountain basin.
In the evening, the fountain operates on a kinetic sequence that takes about 32 minutes to complete (light, myst and fire).
It was too early for the sequence to start When I took this photo, but I could still admire the "kinetic sequence" of my two young cousins playing around the fountain while their mother was trying to take some snapshots.

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