Photographer's Note

The monument, standing in the centre of a water basin formed of four half-circles, is composed of a pedestal and a square column. The fourteen bronze elements of the composition are articulated around these architectural elements designed by architects Mesnard and Venne.

At the top of the square column is the statue of Paul de Chomedey, the "Sieur de Maisonneuve", founder and first governor of Ville-Marie (previous name of Montreal). His eyes fixed on the horizon, he holds the flag of the king of France in his right hand; his left hand rests on the pommel of his sword.

The Statue cast in bronze was made by Louis-Philippe Hébert in 1895 for the 250th anniversary of the Montreal. It have an overall dimensions of 9 meter high including the granite base and is placed in front of Basilic of Notre-Dame.

Badly I didn't have time to took more detailed photos of the all sculture.

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Additional Photos by Andre Bonavita (bona) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1333 W: 110 N: 3133] (14479)
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