Photographer's Note

LA VIVRIERE, a sculpture created by the artists Richard Purdy, Carmelo Arnoldin and Franois Hebert, represents a ship figurehead and reflects Quebec City's historical role as a major trade port: the ship figurehead holding foodstuffs from around the world represents the generosity, the abundance and the fecundity of the Earth. The base from where the figurehead emerges was conceived by the landscape architect Andre Plante; it points out the banks of the St. Lawrence formerly present at this place. The undulatory curve cut in the stone evokes the highs of the waves, the jets of water symbolizing the undertow.

This monument, inaugurated in 1995, commemorates the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), founded in Quebec City in 1945.

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