Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Jean Sibelius Square

This memorial was presented to the city by the Finnish people of Canada in 1959 to honour Jean Sibelius  and it is located in a small park in the Annex neigbourhood. Jean Sibelius Square has been in use since the 1950s but was recently refurbished with new playground equipment and a new outbuilding. In winter there is a natural ice rink and there are also lots of benches for relaxing. This pic was taken in the spring before the leaves came out since I haven't been out too much in our heat to take pics.  
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20 comments:

Lea said...

A long life well lived!

Taken For Granted said...

He is certainly a composer worth honoring. Good to see his statue.

Cloudia said...

Gosh Canada is looking mighty good right now!

William Kendall said...

An excellent composer. I love his music.

Jenn said...

Hope the heat wave subsides for you soon!! I always stop to check out memorials and statues, you never know who or what you will learn about.

Sharon Anck said...

That's a very nice little tribute in a great setting. It sounds like it's a good place to be in winter and summer.

Photo Cache said...

I like memorial statues.

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Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

A great composer.

s.c said...

Great composers. Does he have a special band with Canada?

bill burke said...

What a wonderful tribute to a great composer.

Tom said...

...yep, the heat is a killer!

Small City Scenes said...

A nice tribute to a great composer
MB

eileeninmd said...

Hello, nice memorial and statue. I try to take my walks early when it is cooler. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

He lived a long life Pat, this is a lovely tribute.

Pat Tillett said...

Another bit of history! I had no idea who he was until I just looked it up.

Linda said...

Nice monument!

Mike@Bit About Britain said...

Love Finlandia - beautiful piece of music, with a story behind it.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

an Honor for this great composer and to the Finnish people of Canada ... part of the immigrants who make your country great. (And ours, in spite of what ‘certain people’ believe.

Karen S. said...

Wow, he lived a good long life!

Jack said...

It is so different from the monument to Sibelius in Helsinki . . . a mass of vertical tubes.