Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A Library Windowpiece

The Rosemount branch of the Ottawa Public Library is out in Hintonburg. When I lived out there, I was a regular visitor to this branch. I photographed this sculpture that stands on the windowsill above the staircase leading down to the exit. The first version of this shot was in my writer's blog. This second shot is one I hadn't posted, but came across again recently. It depicts a parson speaking with a bride and groom. A cat and dog are their feet.


  1. Sort of a 3-D Norman Rockwell scene. Very cool.

  2. Interesting statue. I don't like that the "bride" is hovering behind her man. As if she is afraid to speak up for herself. Maybe I'm just reading too much into this though. :)

  3. Looks more like granny than a parson

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  5. I find a very romantic sculpture.


  6. "Domestic felicity when young passions are obedient to greater wisdom" or some such allegorical title!

    ALOHA from Honolulu

  7. Imparting of some good advice here :) A delightful piece William.

  8. A sculpture from another era: I like it very much!

  9. I love that the cat and dog were included!

  10. Overheard from the person to bride and groom, "Go ahead do it! You guys deserve to be just as miserable as me!"

  11. @Jen: I liked it, though it was placed there at some point after I moved away from the area.

    @Stuart: now that you mention it, it does seem like that.

    @Halcyon: I can see that.

    @Bill: that's true!

    @Tomas: it's quite sentimental.

    @Mike: whoever the sculptor was, they did interesting work.

    @Cloudia: that's quite possible!

    @Marianne: thank you!

    @Grace: thanks!

    @VP: thank you!

    @Tanya: that appears to be the consensus.

    @Norma: I didn't notice them until the other day, strangely.

    @Birdman: oh, that's hilarious!

  12. That's a nice statue, but perhaps I love the wonderful effect of the stripes at the window even better in this shot.

  13. A delightful sculpture, William.

  14. @Jan: yes, the place lets in a good deal of light. I should photograph it from the outside.

    @Linda: it could be.

    @Tex: there's a lot going on in the sculpture.

    @Karl: thanks!

    @Luis: thank you.

    @Jackie: I thought so.

    @Sharon: "whatever you do, don't let that drunk cousin of yours make a speech during the reception."

    @Judy: thanks!

  15. Probably the only artistic depiction of premarital counseling I've ever seen.

  16. Nice! I especially like the artist's 'doggie' touch! Makes it seem kind of warm and cozy!

  17. such a lovely sculpture - PS The Canadian Charcoal Grill used to be a Greek kebab shop!

  18. It's lovely, it looks pretty old.

  19. The light filtering in looks like a veil in your shot. It looks like a happy scene despite Birdman's suggestion.

  20. Marvellous details! And I love the dog and cat.

  21. @Revrunner: I can't think of one off hand.

    @Jen: thanks!

    @RedPat: thank you.

    @Cheryl: it has character.

    @Spiderdama: it's something entirely different.

    @Gerald: that's quite a difference.

    @Denise: it might have been there a long while.

    @Kay: I liked the way light played around with it.

    @Gunn: thanks!

    @Marleen: a dog and a cat are good touches in art.

  22. I really like the sculpture. There is a lot of detail and much to look at. I like the addition of the dog and cat also.

  23. The dog and cat are an interesting addition to the sculpture.

  24. @Pat: so do I.

    @EG: they are.

    @Randy: I think so.

    @Jennifer: it's a neat library branch.