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Photo: Golden Boy Statue Winnipeg Legislative Building

The top of the dome of the Manitoba Legislative Building in the City of Winnipeg is adorned with the Golden Boy statue.

Scraping the skyline on the dome of the Legislative Building in the City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, is the Golden Boy statue which stands at a height of 17.2 feet from his feet to the top of the torch. From the ground, the Golden Boy is 250 feet in the air where he looks out to the North representing its importance as a provider of natural resources and the endless economic opportunities.

A man from Paris, Charles Gardet, created this statue in 1918, but due to its eventful journey during the war, it was not until November 1st, 1919 that the 3,650 pound statue was placed atop the Manitoba Legislative Building. In the 1940's the bronze statue was painted gold and in 1951 it was covered in a thing layer of twenty-four carat gold. By 2002, repairs were needed to the Golden Boy statue which had stood atop the Legislative Building for 83 years, and it was lowered to the ground where a company re-gilded it with 23. ... continue below the picture...



Golden Boy Statue Winnipeg Legislative Building

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Golden Boy Statue Winnipeg Legislative Building
Photo of the Golden Boy statue atop the dome of
the Legislative Building in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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... 75 k gold leaf. It was returned to the dome, where floodlights highlight the Golden Boy during the evening hours.

The Golden Boy statue, a gilded 5.25 metre tall figure atop the Legislative Building dome in the City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The Golden boy was sculpted by Charles Gardet of Paris, then cast at the Barbidienne foundry in France in 1918.

Technical Information:
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III, aperture of f/7.1, exposure time of 1/320 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 160mm.

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Golden Boy Statue Winnipeg Legislative Building
The top of the dome of the Manitoba Legislative Building in the City of Winnipeg is adorned with the Golden Boy statue.
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Rolf Hicker
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cdn_22v_17348 - Golden Boy Statue Winnipeg Legislative Building
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97° 8' 47.99148029819'' W
49° 53' 6.9638388018524'' N

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