There is something of a faded elegance about carre saint louis these days. It's still beautiful. The fountain well maintained. But on a given day there is a chemical-scent, reminiscent of Pioneer Square in Seattle, or Victory Park at Hastings and Cambie in Vancouver. One doesn't want to linger. On this day, the pup above had the run of the place, snapping at the occasional leaf in her fountain, doing laps, and when she made eye contact she obliged by coming out for a good shake. Naturally. And a little sniff too.