Just after debarking from the ferry from Levis, we came across this sculptural approach to participatory art. It was part of an exhibition called “Les Passages Insolites” which means unexpected or surprising paths or directions. The installation below is called “Pousse une souche” or ‘push a stump’ and is by a consortium of four artists.
Another amusing piece from Passages Insolites was found at the bottom of Little Champlain Street and called The Odyssey.(L’odyssee)
As might be expected in a city heavily controlled and influenced by the Roman Catholic Church, there are many examples of religious art in Quebec City.
On the wall of Notre Dame Basilica is this bas relief at the foot of rue de Tresor (Treasure Street.) I was standing in the door of an ice cream and coffee shop trying to catch both the sculpture and people as they crossed the street; limited success on the latter.
In front of Quebec City’s city hall were several installations including this group of three plinths.
A charming fountain (you can just see the water trickling down the middle) stands at the corner of Grande Allee and Cartier Avenue in a tiny park.