One of the other military monuments in Confederation Park stands opposite from the Lord Elgin Hotel. It is the Aboriginal Veterans Monument, honouring First Nations soldiers through Canadian history. Four members from different tribes are represented, as are five animals- the eagle, the bison, the bear, the wolf, and the elk.
The sculpture, designed by artist Lloyd Pinay, incorporates Aboriginal beliefs and symbols, including not only weapons among the four human figures, but the peace pipe and an eagle feather fan. It is an impressive monument, just down the street from the National War Memorial. It was unveiled in 2001.
Glad to see it. This is why Canada is a great nation.ReplyDelete
ALOHA from Honolulu,
Canadá have beautiful monuments and also very good hotels.ReplyDelete
The roof color of many hotels is also marvellous.
I like it!ReplyDelete
The bottom shot really appeals to me.ReplyDelete
I like it with the spread wings of the eagle on top.ReplyDelete
The howling wolf brings back memories of one of my backpacking trips in Canada many moons ago. :-)ReplyDelete
The spread of wings over the monument is most impressive.ReplyDelete
now that is an impressive monument.ReplyDelete
Nice with all the symbols of the animals.ReplyDelete
wow! really impressive!ReplyDelete
William, I'd really love to see this in person. Love the eagle on the top.ReplyDelete
Great picture. Love the wings.ReplyDelete
@Tomas: there are a good many copper roofs. They add interest, but over time present challenges!
@Halcyon: it really stands out beautifully.
@Lauren: I wanted shots from each side in turn, because of the differing elements.
@Marleen: according to what I could find, the eagle represents the Creator.
@Revrunner: the sound of howling wolves is one of the most beautiful sounds one can hear.
@Gemma: I certainly think so.
@Gill: it definitely is.
@Marianne: it really captures the culture so well.
@Tex: I think so!
@Linda: it's a monument that's very easy to find.
That really is a powerful statement William.. the eagle wing span and the wolves howling.. mega impressive.ReplyDelete
I love it that we still have new great and meaningful sculptures.ReplyDelete
You have so many interesting historical monuments...ReplyDelete
Awesome capture, William!ReplyDelete
Adorei conhecer a história que envolve este soberbo monumentoReplyDelete
Um abraço e bom domingo
What a great statue! Nice shots!ReplyDelete
What a great shot and tribute to the Aboriginal veterans.ReplyDelete
Happy Saturday, William!
I wish we had such a memorial here....ReplyDelete
A wonderful monument!ReplyDelete
I love that giant bird on the top!ReplyDelete
Love the eagle (?) and howling wolf.ReplyDelete
It's a really good one!ReplyDelete
The atrium is in the Terrance Donnelly Centre for Cellular & Biomolecular Research on College just west of University. The building is attached to the Med Sci building to the north.
@Grace: the artist did so well with it.ReplyDelete
@Joan: this was a tribute well worth making.
@VP: we have no shortage of them.
@Gracita: thank you!
@Cheryl: many thanks!
@Janis: thank you very much.
@Norma: it was an excellent concept to come up with.
@Denise: I certainly think so. One of these days I'll have to photograph the property where, if the paranoid lunatic in the PMO office gets his way, a very bad monument will be erected.
@Sharon: so do I.
@Ciel: it definitely is an eagle.
@RedPat: ah, I'll go inside the next time I'm in the area.
It's important when a sculpture has a meaning behind it.
That's a stunning piece of work...ReplyDelete
This guy did his research and then put together a very attractive sculpture.ReplyDelete
now i feel like howling. wonder why?ReplyDelete
very cool. ( :
At least one does not have to guess what the sculpture really represents,. Great eagle. I would probably say the same about the rest if I were standing right there.ReplyDelete
ver impressive and detailed monumentReplyDelete
That's a beautiful sculpture from all four directions. Really wonderful!ReplyDelete
These are amazing. Well done. again. Love your photos.ReplyDelete
@Red: it is a powerful memorial.
@Beth: I know the feeling.
@Mari: thank you.
@Jen: that it is.
@Kay: very much so.
@Jennifer: thank you.