Boer War statue “disappearing” into the trees

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

The Boer War soldier at the top of this imposing historical monument on Rue Saint-Louis is slowly but surely disappearing into the trees growing around and above him.

A few years ago, I wrote to someone at Quebec City Hall complaining about the fact that the statue of the Boer War soldier at the top of the war memorial on Rue Saint-Louis (on Parc de l’Esplanade) is “disappearing” into the elm trees growing around it. I requested that some of the branches be cut back a reasonable distance from the statue so it can be seen in all its glory.