Rolf Hicker Animal, Nature Travel Photography Sunset Pictures Christmas Pictures Golf Pictures Fall Pictures Eagle Pictures Background Pictures Whale Pictures Vacation Spots Animal Pictures New Zealand Pictures Polar Bear Pictures Alaska Pictures Dolphin Pictures

Photo: Golden Boy Figure Dome Legislative Building Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

The Golden Boy statue sits on top of the dome of the Legislative Building in Winnipeg, in the Province of Manitoba, Canada. This building accommodates the Legislative Assembly of Winnipeg. The excavations began in 1913 and were completed in 1920.

The Golden Boy figure on top of the Legislative Building is a famous symbol in the City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It stands about 5.25 meters high and is meant to symbolize the spirit of enterprise and eternal youth. The boy faces to the north towards the area of the province containing the mineral resources, forests, hydroelectric power and seaport - in essence, the future of the province.

The boy is poised in a running motion, and in one hand he carries a sheaf of golden grain, while his right hand holds high a torch calling for more youth to enter the race with him. The top of his torch used to be the highest point in the whole city of Winnipeg.

The figure was sculpted in Paris by Charles Gardet, and was cast in gold in 1918 in the Barbidienne foundry in France. ... continue below the picture...



Golden Boy Figure Dome Legislative Building Winnipeg Manitoba Canada

Photo: 
Golden Boy Figure Dome Legislative Building Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
Photo of the Golden Boy statue atop the dome of the
Legislative Building, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Products available for this picture

shoppingcart

Stock Photo License

I offer fair prices for my rights managed stock photos starting at $US 89.90

Request Photo License

Pictures from photo gallery "All Pictures"

Related stock photo galleries, pictures & travel ideas:
Golden Boy Figure Dome Legislative Building Winnipeg Manitoba Canada


... The boy did have a perilous journey to Winnipeg however. The Foundry was partially burnt down before he has left France, but the Golden Boy was unharmed. He was then put on a ship to Canada, but before it has left port, the ship was commandeered for the transport of troops. The boy lay in the hold of the ship, and it wasn't until the end of WWI that the boy arrived in Halifax and was shipped to Winnipeg and his final resting place on top of the dome.

The Golden Boy figure atop the dome of the Legislative Building in the City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Technical Information:
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/11.0, exposure time of 1/60 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 160mm.

Stock Photo
Golden Boy Figure Dome Legislative Building Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
The Golden Boy statue sits on top of the dome of the Legislative Building in Winnipeg, in the Province of Manitoba, Canada. This building accommodates the Legislative Assembly of Winnipeg. The excavations began in 1913 and were completed in 1920.
Photographer
Rolf Hicker
Stock Photo ID
cdn_22v_18065-ed - Golden Boy Figure Dome Legislative Building Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
GPS
97° 8' 53.034'' W
49° 53' 7.488'' N

View on Google Maps

Comments from our visitors!


Copyright © 2015 - Animal, Nature & Travel Stock Photography / All rights reserved - Golden Boy Figure Dome Legislative Building Winnipeg Manitoba Canada - Unauthorized use of any images or footage from this site is prohibited by international copyright laws. Privacy Policy: privacy policies
back to top


rss feed