Main | Friday, October 12, 2012

Afterview View - Embarcadero Fountain

The fountain's actual name is Qu├ębec libre! and its Canadian creator, Armand Vaillancourt, meant it as a tribute to Quebec's secessionist movement. OK! Just about all the locals I've mentioned the fountain to consider it quite ugly.  U2's Bono once scrawled graffiti on the fountain during a free concert on its plaza, winning the admiration of the artist who was then invited onstage at the band's Oakland show the next day.

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