Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Monument à sir Georges Étienne Cartier || FujiFilm FinePix S602z | 1/800s | f11 | ISO 160 | 47mm
Location: Canada/Montreal/Av. du Parc/Mont-Royal Parc

Monument à Sir Georges Étienne Cartier
● A monument for Sir Georges-Étienne Cartier in Mont-Royal Parc. I did not have any idea who Sir George was and the name did not ring any bell. Thanks to the Internet, now I know that he was as important as Sir John A. Macdonald, the first prime minister of the new-born country - Canada. Apparently, these guys to Canada are what The Founding Fathers are to the USA. I also learned that this statue is quite old, in Canadaian standards, and was inaugurated in 1919. A Canadian - or Quebecer since he was born in Québec :-) - artist named George William Hill designed this monument; he also has other sculptures around Canada, several of them in Ottawa.

Side Note: Over all the Government of Canada is doing a good job with putting as much information as they can on the Internet. They have an amazing site named Library and Archives Canada. You can find many useful information about Canada and Canadians on this site.
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