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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Hands of Time 8 - Panning for Gold

Here's another in the Hands of Time sculpture series by Crystal Przybille. This one shows two hands panning for gold and is located just below the old Custom House on Wharf Street where gold seekers during the 1858 gold rush had to obtain their mining licenses. Though most of the gold was on the mainland, miners typically traveled up the coast from California and arrived in Victoria where they would obtain the necessary license and supplies before heading to the Fraser River. The modern city of Vancouver did not exist at this point in history and Victoria was the gateway to the gold fields.


JoJo said...

Wow! I forgot all about these Hands of's been awhile since you posted one. My guy wants to try gold panning so bad; he's a little addicted to the gold shows on TV.

William Kendall said...

I like that one.

Stephanie said...

Really like this one, the hand in the pan looks so realistic.