'Cloudless Morning at Victoria Park' ~●≈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 (72)

Buts Yuri on April 17, 2012

Excellent composition! Very nice photo! LIKE-54 ! Greetings, Buts_YV

Michele Cassani on April 17, 2012

Hi dear Renata

good morning!

Beautiful place, well composed!

Greetings from Italy and all the best

Michele (lk)

Ijaz Ahmad Mughal on April 17, 2012

Nice Very beautiful

◄ Like ►

Greetings and best wishes from Ijaz Ahmad

Mughal:Pakistan, Gujranwala

spyros72 on April 19, 2012

Hi dear Renata, it's realy marvellous picture!!!! L57, F18.

Renáta Kuss on April 19, 2012

~●≈ Thank you all, my friends! I am humbled by your generous comment to my photo! Big hugs, Renáta ≈●~

dziwnowik on April 20, 2012

♥ ✰✰✰ LIKE ✰✰✰ ♥

greetings from Poland , Peter ♥

invite you to browse one of the most interesting groups in Panoramio

Luis O. Boettner on April 21, 2012

Very nice place in the middle of the town... Like 59!

Greetings from Paraguay, Boettner

Prisoner_of_today on April 22, 2012

Very nice composition, like. Greetings, Artem

Renáta Kuss on April 22, 2012

~●≈ My friends, thank you all for dropping by my gallery, have a wonderful day! Warmest greetings, :D Renata ≈●~

JOB VALINHOS on April 22, 2012

Belíssima foto,lugar encantador,gosto61,saudações do Brasil,JVEfotos

vinc107 on April 24, 2012

beautifull place, well composed ! thanks for sharing

Doru Paiusan on October 17, 2012

A very, very good picture! I like it a lot!

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Renáta Kuss
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 12, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Renáta Kuss
    • Taken on 2012/03/28 08:46:25
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 13.20mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash