Thursday, July 1, 2021

City Daily Photo Theme Day: Tools

 The first day of each month is a theme day for members of City Daily Photo, and for the first day of July that theme is Tools. See how others are interpreting that theme right here.

Downtown in Major's Hill Park is a monument that fits the occasion. The Canadian Building Trades Monument was opened a few years ago. It consists of two large sculptures based on plumb bobs, tools that have been around for thousands of years. Two sets of benches contained engraved images of tools for various trades. I stopped by one sunny day in mid-June.


One last shot looking towards Parliament Hill from the monument; a fitting one, since today is Canada Day. A Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians; hopefully this is the last one we have to be dealing with the nuisance that is Corona.

38 comments:

  1. Happy Canada Day!
    The building monument is interesting, a neat place to visit. I have an old crusty trowel as a symbol of my mason father.

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  2. Happy Canada Day! Great views of the monument. I like the shadows.
    Take care, enjoy your day!

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  3. Happy Canada Day.
    I think it's a beautiful monument that tells what it's about in a simple and clear way.

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  4. The plumb bobs are awesome, great photos William.

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  5. ...gravity and a plumb bob will never fail you!

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  6. When I was young everyone still had hand tools. Domestic power tools are a really recent phenomenon.

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  7. @Francisco: thanks.

    @Maywyn: it was well thought out.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Jan: it does indeed.

    @Gemel: thanks.

    @Tom: true!

    @David: my dad exclusively used hand tools.

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  8. Plumb bobs! They make very elegant sculptures William, excellent choice for the theme ✨

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  9. Wonderful take on the theme. Happy Canada Day!

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  10. Don’t remember seeing this one before. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. Happy Canada Day! Nice sculptures and I like the shadows.

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  12. A perfect post for the day. Couldn't be better, William!

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  13. What a fun choice for the theme! How perfect can you get.

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  14. Happy Canada day to you. I hope the next Canada day finds us with a few things corrected about our nation.

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  15. There should be no shortage of 'tools' on The Hill.
    Couldn't resist. I don't really feel that way. :)

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  16. Creative photos ~ Happy Canada to you ~ xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  17. Great take on the theme. Happy Canada Day!

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  18. @Grace: this one came easy to me.

    @Magiceye: thank you.

    @Marie: it has been awhile since I last featured it.

    @Nancy: so do I.

    @RedPat: thanks!

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  19. @Sharon: it is.

    @Red: I agree.

    @anvilcloud: hah!

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Bill: thanks!

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  20. Micrometer is a tool used by all engineers not just millwrights, I have a couple still in my shed, first thing I bought as an apprentice was a 0-1" micrometer.

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  21. I don't see plumb bobs much anymore, which is probably why I do see a lot of lopsided door jambs. :-)

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  22. I like this informative and interesting “tool” posting!

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  23. Happy Canada Day to you!
    What a great idea---the museum and you for using the informational tool benches'
    MB

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  24. Love the tools, William. And Happy Canada Day as well.

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  25. They make nice sculptures.

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  26. @Bill: I think my dad had one.

    @Revrunner: it's an unusual tool to me.

    @Karen: thank you.

    @MB: thanks!

    @DJan: thanks!

    @Joanne: it is.

    @Linda: indeed.

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  27. Belated happy Canada Day! And I think that's kind of nice to have a memorial to the building trades.

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  28. Tools are fascinating on so many levels! I'm wishing Canada all the best!

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  29. Happy Canada Day! Love the sculptures - I did tool sculptures for theme day too.

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  30. Let's hope life gets back to what it was before this year.

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  31. you always make me smile. thank you for that. the angle of your shots. the shadows ... u r creative!! well done. ( ;

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