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Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Hands of Time 2 - Holding a Railway Spike

Here's another of the Hands of Time public art sculpture series, this one showing a hand holding a railway spike. It projects from the bottom of a lamp post on Wharf Street, located near the former downtown terminus of the E & N Railway and reminds us of the history and impact of the railroad on Vancouver Island.

5 comments:

JoJo said...

I assume you must have a map or guide to all the hands?

Benjamin Madison said...

Hi JoJo, yes there is a map available on the city website: http://www.victoria.ca/EN/meta/news/news-archives/2013-archive/free-walking-tours-of-the-hands-of-time-150th-anniversary-public-artwork.html. Since pretty well all of the hands are in the downtown core it would make a nice walking tour to visit them all in an afternoon. The hands are life-size but they don't stick out so you have to look for them a little.

Dean Lewis said...

These are all very cool.
Hope there are none near the cemetery though. Just sayin'.

William Kendall said...

Oh, I like that. It's a bit creepy, but that's what makes it work!

elizabeth johnson said...

Hi! Here is a link to my photos of all 12 Hands of Time:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ngawangchodron/sets/72157634496534186/with/9215754684/