Sunday, January 16, 2011

Heroes


I just happened upon this bronze sculpture today as I wandered about downtown in freezing temps (-12C, windchill -23C!). Dedicated in 2005, this sculpture is part of the Ontario Fire Fighters Memorial honouring the over 300 firefighters who have lost their lives in Ontario. I have been unable to discover the artist's name but the piece is very effective showing the fire fighter rescuing a child, positioned in front of the black granite monolith representing a building. I didn't realize until I got home that there is a wonderful reflection in the granite showing our flag which is at half-mast honouring a Toronto policeman who was killed this week.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

great catch red pat - love the reflection and kudos to you braving that cold weather. thanks for the great pic.

LĂșcia said...

You're a brave woman too, I'm not sure if I'd go out in a cold day like this...
Nice sculpture, they're always heroes and the reflection is fantastic!
Beautiful shot. ;-)

Jack said...

Two safety statues in a row! Wow.

Randy said...

Wonderful tribute!

Birdman said...

I really like the reflections here.

Steffe said...

That will get you thinking.

Paul said...

Firemen are true heroes in todays society, not sports stars. My uncle Sid was a London fireman his entire working life. This is a great memorial and justly deserved.