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Stone Trough photo

Fountain of the moment: Stone Trough

Simple and reassuring, this water installation likely escapes the attention of passersby although horses and cattle would find it in a second. Water spills from a raised, long narrow rectangular pool down a rough hewn stone face into a trough like channel which flows north into a drain before being pumped back up to begin its journey again. Last summer, in the heat of the day, I chanced to sit alongside this wall, and was amazed to feel it gave off a welcome cooling breath. Address: 598 Burrard Street, Vancouver

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