Monday, September 4, 2017

A New Monument For The Builders Of The Nation

Today is Labour Day, and I thought this newly built monument would be ideal for the occasion. The Canadian Building Trades Monument was officially opened in May by the Prime Minister. It honours the tradespeople of the country, and is positioned in the north part of Major's Hill Park. The design was done by a Halifax pair, sculptor John Greer, and architect Brian McKay-Lyons. It consists of two large plumb bobs, which are among the oldest tools used by people. Tools of the trade are etched into the granite nearby. The monument, titled Standing Together, is close to one of the overlooks that look out onto the Ottawa River and both cities along its shore.

26 comments:

  1. Hello, wonderful monument. I love the hard hat and gloves. Happy Labor Day! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  2. I like this one reminds me of the Workers' Memorial in Toronto.

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  3. The building trades monument. How wonderful to recognize a group of laborers not often recognized!

    Janis
    GDP

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  4. ...where would we be without tradespeople?

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  5. @Weekend Windup: it does.

    @Francisco: it is!

    @Eileen: thanks!

    @Jackie: I have never seen that.

    @Janis: it was a good idea.

    @Tom: indeed.

    @Furry Gnome: it does indeed.

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  6. Interesting and appropriate post for today.

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  7. An amazing monument, William! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  8. You couldn't have picked a better subject William, happy Labour Day.

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  9. This is simply perfect for a Labor Day post.

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  10. It's wonderful to see them honoured this way.

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  11. @Lois: it is!

    @Red: I got the idea a few months back after it was unveiled that it would be ideal for the occasion.

    @Norma: I thought so!

    @Linda: you're welcome.

    @Grace: thank you!

    @Sharon: and a good idea too.

    @Marleen: it definitely is.

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  12. Great find for Labor Day! The title of the piece is well thought out too!

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  13. A wonderful tribute, perfect for the day.

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  14. Nice place, fitting tribute today.

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  15. Indeed perfect for the holiday, William, and I was unaware that it was celebrated in Canada.

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  16. A perfect post for Labor Day.

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  17. Simple and beautiful. Love the idea.

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  18. This was an excellent post for Labor Day

    All the best Jan

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  19. @Cloudia: I think it was a very good idea.

    @RedPat: I knew it would be ideal.

    @Christine: I agree.

    @Bill: thank you!

    @Mari: thanks!

    @Beatrice: it is.

    @Kay: I'm glad this one was created.

    @Klara: so do I.

    @Jan: thanks!

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