Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Glenn Gould at the G20

Went down on Sun to check out the security for this weekend's G20 conference and was able to walk around freely then (not the situation now). Inside the first line of security fencing, in front of the CBC building on Front St, sat this statue of the late Glenn Gould just a few feet from the 2nd line of fences. Gould was a Canadian pianist who was one of the world's most renowned classical musicians. Quite an eccentric, the statue shows him in his usual attire of hat, gloves, and coat no matter what the weather. The bronze statue by Ruth Abernethy was unveiled in 1999.

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