Wednesday, March 30, 2011

M - Monuments

M - Monuments

This morning I chose images of monuments that I had taken using Kodachrome slide film. The Fighting Newfoundlander is located in Bowring Park in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. I've photographed this statue several times including a series taken with a digital camera.

Pearson's Peak was built at the halfway point on the Trans Canada Highway across the island of Newfoundland which was finished in 1965. This structure fell down several years ago.

A monument of Sir Wilfred Grenfell stands in the foreground with a totem pole in the background on the lawn of Confederation Building. There are a lot more trees around this area today.

This photograph of the cenotaph in Deer Lake was made into a post card by the Royal Canadian Legion. Not long after this photo was taken, the whole structure was moved from the edge of the lake to a place behind the Legion building. It was relocated to allow an expanded highway to be built through the area.

Cupids, the oldest permanent English settlement in Canada, erected a monument in memory of John Guy's settlement. Last year the town celebrated their 400th anniversary (1610-2010).

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William F. Matthews said...

I haven't seen the one in Deer Lake, and I really like your photo of it.

K. Bruce Lane - Photo of the Day said...

The one in Deer Lake is now located behind the Legion - across the street from KFC. The monument is the same, but the background is a lot different of course.