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Nelson  

Sundial: 966
State/Province:  British Columbia Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 49° 32.617' N  117° 15.609' W
Location:
  • Blaylock Mansion & Spa, 1679 HWY 3A, Nelson, BC V1L 6J7. Hotel is about 13 miles NE of Nelson. Dial is located on the terrace just southwest of the mansion.
 
Description:
  • The elegant bronze gnomon is 6 foot high with a modern interpretation of the zodiac sculptured into the lower half. The zodiac is represented by reliefs of Leo, Taurus, Pisces, Gemini, Virgo, and Sagittarius with his bow. The dial face is integrated into the plaza with a stainless steel chapter ring about 12 feet in diameter. The chapter ring has ornate grill work and Roman numerals to mark the hours. A small disk shows the Equation of Time correction in polar form with the months labelled along the circumference and EOT shown radially. The resulting graph looks somewhat like a kidney.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Blaylock Mansion & Spa
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
 
References:
  • Dial and hotel overlook Kootenay River

Last Revised: 2019-07-27 08:13
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