Sunday, April 26, 2009

Share The Flame!


Street Art Sunday #2
I guess this isn't exactly street art since it's obviously inside a building! It is in a public space however, the lobby of the Petro-Canada Tower to be precise.
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The tower has fifty-two floors and fabulous views of the Rockies from the offices at the top - I'm told. This statue stands in the lobby which is always open to the public because it forms part of the +15 walkway system. In winter (when it gets a little chilly....say -40c) many of the downtown offices are connected by a series of indoor, heated walkways 15 metres above ground. That way it is possible to travel from office to office and cover many city blocks without ever having to expose yourself to the frigid temperatures.
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The two guys in the statue are holding the Olympic Torch from the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. The statue is called 'Share the Flame'.
Petro Canada announced this week that they have commisioned a 25 foot totem pole to commemerate the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.

6 comments:

  1. Very, very nice angle. Interesting to know that there's so much winter life underground all over Canada!! ;-)

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  2. I like it! How interesting to learn about the heated walkway system too.

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  4. Great picture and intresting info.

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  5. Street Art is cool idea.

    You can see them during summer but the one you share is magnificent. Honour the BEST of the BEST...

    Enjoy ur Monday & cool week ahead.

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  6. Certainly a very impressive place.

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