Category Archives: art

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic – ships figure heads

Figureheads at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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Halifax statue – The Sailor

The Sailor – on the Halifax waterfront near the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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Samuel Cunard

Samuel Cunard – Halifax Waterfront The bronze statue of Samuel Cunard was erected in October 2006, beside the Ocean Terminal Wharves that were used by Cunard’s liners.

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Lahave

Looking toward Hirtle Island and Moshers Island A bit of artwork on the bridge over Crooked Channel, connecting Bush Island and Jenkins Island

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Ottawa –

Parliament buildings – from a distance and close up… Chateau Laurier

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National War Memorial – Ottawa

National War Memorial – Ottawa The National War Memorial, also known as “The Response,” was unveiled in 1939 to commemorate the service of Canadians in the First World War 1914-1918. The memorial has come to symbolize the sacrifice of all … Continue reading

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A bit of northern Ontario…

Just a bit of northern Ontario along Highway 17, somewhere around Ignace

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War of 1812 monument

War of 1812 monument – Parliament Hill The War of 1812 monument was created by Toronto sculptor Adrienne Alison to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the conflict. The seven bronze figures represent the key combatants that came together to defeat … Continue reading

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The Christmas Pickle

The Christmas Pickle is an interesting modern Christmas custom, one that no one is quite sure why it exists at all. In the 1880s Woolworth stores started selling glass ornaments imported from Germany and some were in the shape of … Continue reading

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BC Parliament Buildings – Front Fountain

The Front Fountain on the grounds of the British Columbia Parliament Buildings was designed in Victoria by Hooper & Watkins and manufactured in New York by Joseph W. Fiske in 1905. It originally had 4 basins and stood over 5.5 … Continue reading

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