Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Vincent Massey Park Plaque

The Vincent Massey Park plaque commemorates the purchase of the land that is now Vincent Massey Park. It stands next to a pathway near the park's services pavilion.




THE LAND THAT IS NOW
VINCENT MASSEY PARK WAS
PURCHASED BY THE
NATIONAL CAPITAL
COMMISSION FROM THE
FAMILY OF
DANIEL O'CONNOR
AND MARGARET POWER
WHO SETTLED IN BYTOWN IN
1827.

LA FAMILLE DE
DANIEL O'CONNOR
ET MARGARET POWER,
DE QUI LA COMMISSION DE
LA CAPITALE NATIONALE A
ACHETÉ CE TERRAIN QUI EST
AUJOURD'HUI LE PARC
VINCENT MASSEY S'EST
INSTALLÉ À BYTOWN EN
1827.


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Workers Memorial - Day of Mourning

The Workers Memorial, titled Day Of Mourning, stands in the shade of some trees in the south west of Vincent Massey Park, near Baseline Road and the Rideau River.






DAY OF MOURNING,
APRIL 28


ERECTED BY THE CANADIAN LABOUR
CONGRESS ON APRIL 28, 1987 IN
RECOGNITION OF ALL MEN AND
WOMEN KILLED OR DISABLED BY
INJURY OR DISEASE AT WORK.

JOUR DE DEUIL
28 AVRIL


EPIGE LE 28 AVRIL 1987 PAR LE
CONGRES DU TRAVAIL DU CANADA
EN L'HONNEUR DES TRAVAILLEURS
ET DES TRAVAILLEUSES VICTIMES
D'ACCIDENTS OU DE MALADIES
ATTRIBUABLES AUX LIEUX DE TRAVAIL.


Monday, July 13, 2015

Veritas

Veritas, Truth, stands in front of the Supreme Courthouse on the west side.





VERITAS



Sunday, July 12, 2015

Justitia

Justitia (IVSTITIA), Justice, stands on the front of the Supreme Court House on its east side. When I took these pictures there was restorative work being done on the statue.





IVSTITIA




Saturday, July 11, 2015

Louis St. Laurent

His statue sits on the north west corner of the lawn across from the Supreme Court on the south side of Vittoria Street: Louis St. Laurent, 1882-1973, Canada's 12 Prime Minister from 1948 to 1957.








Friday, July 10, 2015

Música

The commemorative sculpture, Música, stands on the second outdoor level on the north east of the National Arts Centre, bridging Lawrence Freiman Lane.






A symbol of friendship
from the people of Mexico
to the people of Canada
September 15, 2006

En geste d'amitié envers le
peuple canadien de la part
du peuple mexicain
15 Septembre 2006

Música


Leonardo Nierman

Mexico  Mexique




Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Arthur George Doughty Memorial

The Arthur George Doughty Memorial sits behind the Library and Archives Building on the north side of Wellington Street at Bay Street.




"OF ALL NATIONAL ASSETS, ARCHIVES ARE THE MOST
PRECIOUS: THEY ARE THE GIFT OF ONE GENERATION
TO ANOTHER AND THE EXTENT OF OUR CARE OF THEM
MARKS THE EXTENT OF OUR CIVILIZATION"
THE CANADIAN ARCHIVES AND ITS ACTIVITIES
ARTHUR G DOUGHTY




"DANS L'ACTIF D'UN PEUPLE, LES ARCHIVES CONSTITUENT
LA VALEUR LA PLUS PRECIEUSE: ELLES SONT LE DON D'UNE
GENERATION A L'AUTRE ET LE DEGRE DES SOINS QUE NOUS
EN PRENONS MESURE LE DEGRE DE NOTRE CIVILISATION"
LES ARCHIVES CANADIENNES ET LEUR CHAMP D'ACTION
ARTHUR G DOUGHTY



ARTHUR GEORGE DOUGHTY

K·C·M·G F·R·S·C M·A HON·D·UTT (LAVAL)

DOMINION ARCHIVIST

1904 - 1935