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Old Posted Aug 4, 2017, 3:36 AM
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I snapped this photo the other night and thought the developer deserves some recognition. The stained glass windows are from the church that occupied the site. The glass is a depiction of the Halifax Explosion (100 years ago this December).

This is at St. Joseph's Square next to Hydrostone Market which is also a Halifax Explosion memorial.


Halifax Developments Blog (Photo by David Jackson)
Noticed in Nova Scotia has a close-up shot:



When I originally heard about this stained glass installation I thought it was going to be generic religious scenes. It's too bad that the church itself was mostly destroyed and not reused more creatively, but it's good that this was saved. The tragic theme reminds me of Latin America or Spain.

One difference I notice between Vancouver and Halifax is that most of the public artwork in Halifax ties in with local history, which often goes back a century or more (the explosion is almost a "recent" event; my great grandmother lived through it and liked to talk about it). Here, a lot of the artwork is postmodern stuff that isn't very rooted to local history. There sometimes isn't a whole lot of craftsmanship involved in modern public art, so it can ultimately be very underwhelming.
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Old Posted Aug 4, 2017, 6:14 AM
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^Edmonton is definitely getting there. Their public realm planning is top notch - they just have to fill in the streets with decent buildings.

96 St. is another good example of this.
whatever you do dont look at the 3rd piece of public art installed on that street.

what a piece of sh*t
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Old Posted Aug 9, 2017, 3:21 PM
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Installation is under way for the monumental sculpture by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa on the new grand boulevard that replace the Bonaventure elevated expressway between Griffintown and Old Montreal.


https://www.instagram.com/p/BXkr-hPA...agged=montreal

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New beacons installed at Gore Park


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Cool Leonard Cohen + new art on University.
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source: trueviking on twitter (i dont have a photo of this)

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http://fullmagazine.ca/archive/2017/...lture-festival
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Old Posted Oct 9, 2017, 9:56 PM
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Here's a fugly piece in Ottawa's Ogilvy Square. This was part of the project to turn part of Nicholas Street, between Rideau and Besserer, into a pedestrian plaza that ties into the Rideau Centre expansion and the 1908 Ogilvy façad(ism) knock-off restauration.


http://urbsite.blogspot.ca/2017/09/s...w-city-of.html

A few other, mostly terrible, art installations in the area can be seen on the link.
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