Saturday, October 29, 2016

Place Jean-Paul Riopelle

Place Riopelle

Photo: October 28, 2016

The dreary day did not do justice to Place Jean-Paul Riopelle, located beside the Palais des Congrès. The time to visit is on a summer evening when there is a show of mist and lights around the fountain. The sculpture, by Riopelle,  is called La Joute (the Joust). The sculpture was originally located in the Olympic Park as an homage to Riopelle's boyhood hockey heroes, and was moved here in 2003. Riopelle was known more as a painter. You can learn more about him here.

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