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Friday, August 12, 2011

A Closer Look 4

Earlier this week I posted photos of Sir James Douglas and Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie, whose niches flank the main entrance to the Legislative Assembly Buildings. However, the highest place of honour, the topmost peak of the central dome is occupied by a gold covered statue of Captain George Vancouver. As well as being an early explorer and surveyor of this coast he settled the Nootka Sound crisis which established British control over this area. These photos were taken with a 500mm super-telephoto lens. I prefer the profile photo to the right except that it seems to draw attention to the Captain's rather outstanding...er...nose.

5 comments:

Jimmy said...

Quite majestic! Very nice pictures.

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JoJo said...

I had no idea he was gold. Never noticed that.

Shawn said...

Ha, who knew he was sporting such an enthusiastic package way up there. It's even funnier that the spotlight points right at it. Too funny :)

Dean Lewis said...

Perhaps too much information from this one. :)
Reminiscient of Austin Powers Gold Member.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Hilarious!!!!