'Clock Tower' - built in 1924 as a part of the city hall, not original site. Bell inside the tower was purchased in 1876 ~●≈Renáta's∞Realm≈●~

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Victoria Park Clock Tower - was built in 1924 and once crowned Kitchener's former City Hall. It remained standing until 1973, when the building was demolished. The tower is 36 feet in height and weighs 75 tons. It is capped by a copper dome and large flagpole. The clock tower bell, equal in size to the Liberty Bell of Philadelphia, was purchased by the Berlin (later renamed Kitchener) town council in 1876 from a New York firm. It first rang from the tower of the town's firehall, then was moved to City Hall in 1924 where it stood between the pillars of the clock tower until demolition occurred. The bell and clock tower were then retired to a city yard. Each stone was numbered with the hope that the tower would someday be re-assembled. After years of planning, re-construction took place in 1995. The clock's four faces were re-built, the mechanism was repaired and the base was accurately reconstructed. This venture was made possible by a variety of volunteer expertise and donations from public and private sectors. This historic site is located at the park's Gaukel Street entrance. (Facts from: http://www.downtownkitchener.ca)


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Comments (57)

Pom' on April 6, 2012

dear Renata, YsL. all the best, pom'

Very good shot…like

…GREETINGS FROM GREECE

STATHIS

Goldfoto on April 6, 2012

A very striking mirror-image...very good work,Renata...like39+f14...Many Greetings and best wishes from Germany!

Yosarsif مهدی کلهر on April 6, 2012

Hello dear Rena, This is really very nice image. well-balanced and well capture. ☆L + Y☆ All the best from Iran, Mahdi

Portokali on April 6, 2012

Hi Renata Very creative! LIKE40! Have a HAPPY EASTER! Warm Greetings, Anna

Kalin Ranchev on April 7, 2012

Amazing symmetry, wonderful composition!!!

F+L

_____________

Greetings,

Kalin

Adem Dogan on April 9, 2012

what an Great and Remarkable Double Clock Towers!!

This is an Mega Image Composition! Compliments!

L 43 + F 17

Best wishes & Good Day, Adem Dogan

Вадим Крюков on April 9, 2012

Beautiful photo! With best wishes, Vadim.L + F

Pavel Culek on April 14, 2012

krásné zrcadlení (i ta vlající kanadská vlajka), Like45, ahoj Pavel

Guizel J.c on April 14, 2012

Beautiful symmetry

YS & LIKE

Cheers.J.C

dragon83 on April 14, 2012

Szép fotó!Like Üdv.Dragon



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Marco Balsinha on April 15, 2012

Bom trabalho, gostei, cumprimentos de Seixal - Portugal

Koutoudis Grigoris on April 15, 2012

VERY NICE WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LIKE AND FAVORITE

GREETINGS FROM GREECE

GRIGORIS

Joe Lourenḉo on April 21, 2012

Beautiful Composition and Beautiful View!

YS 21 & Like 50

JOE




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Jan Sognnes on April 24, 2012

Fascinating clock towers! Excellent composition! ♥Like & Favorite♥

Have a nice day, Renata

Greetings, Jan

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  • Uploaded on April 3, 2012
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    by ~●≈Renáta's∞Realm≈●~
    • Camera: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. SP800UZ
    • Taken on 2012/03/28 08:49:33
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 4.90mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.700
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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