The Firefighter

The Firefighter
Successive images of The Firefighter who points to the names of the fallen. These photographs were taken between September 2012 and August 2013.

Viewing the Photographs

This blog features many photographs. These are shown on the page in a small size. They can be viewed in a larger size by clicking on them. When you do that you will get a large size photograph with a series of thumbnails below it. Clicking on any of those will bring it up in a larger size. To go back to the view of the blog, click the area outside the photograph.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Canadian Firefighters Memorial, December 4, 2016

The snow came and it seemed like it would stay. It went away. I had a sunny relatively warm (0° C) day for photographing the site, now with a snow fence. They sun lay low in the sky. I had to watch for my shadow in my viewfinder. The lone pine looks like it has doubled its height since its planting.














Sunday, November 6, 2016

Canadian Firefighters Memorial, November 6, 2016

With all the predictions of a hard winter coming I expected snow on this day. Instead we got a warm for the season, sunny day. I'll take it. Orange, yellow and fallen leaves show the autumn season.



















Monday, October 10, 2016

Canadian Firefighters Memorial, October 10, 2016

We had a bright sunny day without clouds. Preston Street between Albert Street and Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway is now closed and Booth Street is open again. The work on the parks in the area will improve the environment of the memorial but the parks are still fenced up. Come next spring I will get more pictures of the area in context with the memorial. Today, I have just one.


The memorial viewed from the west. From where I took the picture the viewer has
a good view of the memorial. The firefighter's dark colour blends in with the
background making him hard to see. Click on the image to see it larger to see
him. Snow fencing will protect the park to some extent over the winter. I
will have more pictures of this area next spring/summer when it looks nicer.


This is the first year the berries on these
trees have actually come out in any quantity.







The cranes and other construction you can see across the
street is the National Holocaust Monument taking shape.





Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Canadian Firefighters Memorial Ceremony 2016

On Sunday, September 11, 2016, firefighters, their families and others gathered at the Canadian Firefighters Memorial site to honour those Canadian firefighters who have died in line of duty.

When I arrived to find the ladder trucks in place to fly the flag, a tradition in the fire service. The organizers had decided not to hoist the flag due to very strong gusts of wind.