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North American Sundial Society

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Sundial: 584
State/Province:  British Columbia Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Armillary Sphere Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 49° 29.462' N  117° 17.607' W
Location:
  • In the garden of Oso Negro Cafe at 804 Ward, at the corner of Victoria and Ward St.
 
Description:
  • This is a lovely dial in a lovely setting. The armillary of wrought iron is intricately and carefully done and blends with the surrounding garden that uses wrought iron railings made with the same look to continue the theme of the sundial. The dial is a 4 foot wide by 6 foot tall armillary of mild steel and blown glass with punched Roman numerals of the hours on the equatorial ring. The ecliptic ring includes zodiacal symbols. Dial base has a 12 inch hemispherical time capsule to be opened October 14, 2015.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Oso Negro Cafe
  • Designer: Nathan Smith of Sunsmith Design
  • Builder: Nathan Smith of Sunsmith Design
  • Construction Date: 14 October 2005
 
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  • The armillary is similar to other dials by the same artist Nathan Smith at Calgary Zoo, AL (# 953) and in Summerland, BC (#952). The likeness of the dials appearance is both artistic and the desire to provide daylight saving time adjustment.

Last Revised: 2019-07-19 21:47
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