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MANITOBA'S GOLDEN BOY- A HISTORICAL MONUMENT by Larry Trupp
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Captured as is, Scraping the skyline atop the dome of the Legislative Building in the City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, is the Golden Boy statue. better seen enlarged HERE

Make: Canon Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi 70-300 mm Zoom Lens, F stop: F/8.0 Exposure: 1/500 sec. Focal length: 250.0 mm Flash: flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode (16) Dimensions: 2400×1600 Shutter speed (Tv): 9

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The Golden Boy, which is probably Manitoba’s best known symbol, stands at a height of 17.2 feet from his feet to the top of the torch. The boy is a runner, like the messengers in Greek mythology. He carries a sheaf of golden grain in his left arm, while his right hand holds high a torch, calling youth to enter the race…From the ground, the Golden Boy is 250 feet in the air where he looks out to the North representing its importance as a provider of natural resources and the endless economic opportunities.

A man from Paris, Charles Gardet, created this statue in 1918, but due to its eventful journey during the war, it was not until November 1st, 1919 that the 3,650 pound statue was placed atop the Manitoba Legislative Building. In the 1940’s the bronze statue was painted gold and in 1951 it was covered in a thing layer of twenty-four carat gold. By 2002, repairs were needed to the Golden Boy statue which had stood atop the Legislative Building for 83 years, and it was lowered to the ground where a company re-gilded it with 23.75 k gold leaf. It was returned to the dome, where floodlights highlight the Golden Boy during the evening hours.

A self taught amateur photographer who resides in beautiful Winnipeg, Manitoba, which is a prairie city in the center of Canada. My dear wife Marg and I have been married for 52 years, and we have 2 married daughters and 3 grandchildren to share our busy lives.I love to read, practice photography, spend time with my family, play around on the computer, and volunteer a lot of my time at our local Nature Center, where I serve as an interpreter for kids programs.

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Comments

  • Clark Thompson
    Clark Thompsonabout 6 years ago

    Fantastic detail and color!

  • Thanks Clark

    – Larry Trupp

  • MICKSPIXPHOTOS
    MICKSPIXPHOTOSabout 6 years ago
    Excellent detail. Beautiful work.
  • Thanks Mick

    – Larry Trupp

  • Marc Evans
    Marc Evansabout 6 years ago

    Great shot Larry !

  • Thanks Marc, I appreciate your visit

    – Larry Trupp

  • Carol Clifford
    Carol Cliffordabout 6 years ago

    Hi Larry: Great photo of the Golden Boy that I used to look at almost every day on my way to work in Winnipeg, many years ago. You must have a really great lens or a really tall ladder to get this shot!! Best regards, your ex-Winnipegger friend

  • Love your comments Carol…lol…I used my 75-300 zoom lens which has IM, thanks for viewing my Dear

    – Larry Trupp

  • Cora Wandel
    Cora Wandelabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful work, Larry!

  • Thanks Cora for stopping by I appreciate your comments

    – Larry Trupp

  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconabout 6 years ago

    Fantastic shot Larry!! The detail is stunning!! Back, then I wonder how they would have hoisted something like this into place! Great historical icon!!

  • I agree, back in those days, that must have been a very difficult task indeed, I always appreciate your comments my friend.

    – Larry Trupp

  • presbi
    presbiabout 6 years ago

    Great shot, Larry!

  • Thanks Sergio, much appreciated my good friend

    – Larry Trupp

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyabout 6 years ago

    Excellent shot! The clarity is great and description very informative!

  • Thanks Joanne, I appreciate you stopping by and leaving your preciuous comments, My Dear

    – Larry Trupp

  • Allen Lucas
    Allen Lucasalmost 6 years ago

  • Thank You Allen, I am truly honored to have this image featured…That means sooo much to me, much appreciated kind Sir

    – Larry Trupp

  • Allen Lucas
    Allen Lucasabout 5 years ago

  • Hi Al
    Thanks ever so much for the feature
    this is much appreciated my friend

    – Larry Trupp

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