Firefighting reflections


Toronto's fallen firefighters are remembered at The Last Alarm monument in downtown Toronto. The sculpture was designed by Yolanda vanderGaast and it's quite moving. Luckily I stopped by on a blue sky day and even caught some reflections in the granite (plus a bonus autoportrait!).


It's also worth getting a closer look at the details of the statue. These brave men and women certainly deserve a memorial. There are names on the Honor Roll going back to the 1800s.

If you'd like to see more reflections, visit Weekend Reflections.

23 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Joli monument et du coup, reflets originaux (quoique pour l'autoportrait, on ne voie pas grand chose !!!)

Andy said...

A great monument for people who deserve it.

Birdman said...

Is that a falcon on top?

SRQ said...

Firefighters are so brave. Very worthy memorial.

JM said...

A deserved tribute!

RedPat said...

I really like this monument!

Steve Harris said...

I can't believe I haven't seen this monument. Where is it? Is that the Mars building in the background? Great post and pictures!

EG Wow said...

So dramatic!

Sylvia K said...

What an awesome, dramatic sculpture indeed, Halcyon! So very moving and such a fitting tribute! Fantastic reflections! Thank you for sharing these!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

James said...

Great shots! I like the look of the reflected blue sky.

Lowell said...

Very impressive! Your photos, too. Esp. the reflections in photo #1...our firefighters are our unsung heroes!

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Très beaux clichés! La première est Superbe! Voilà un bien joli hommage aux pompiers!
Merci pour le partage;o)

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Belle fin de semaine****

Regina K said...

Absolutely amazing reflection Halcyon. Great memorial.

Halcyon said...

@Steve - this monument is at College and Queen's Park.

Jack said...

Well done, Halcyon. I have long wondered what you look like. Now that I have seen you in the reflection shot, . . . I still have no idea!

Randy said...

Amazing tribute.

Cezar and Léia said...

Very well thought image for the homage... Quite moving indeed!
God bless you!
Cezar

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautifully composed tribute Halcyon, the firefighters deserve the highest respect! Good to see a little glimpse of the woman behine the camera!

VP said...

A well deserved memorial,,,

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful tribute.

David Thomas said...

Working with reflections is always fun. And this one has a stirring message. Well done.

NixBlog said...

Beautiful captures of this wonderful memorial to brave people.

Paul in Powell River said...

They should get a medal just for getting decked out in those Scott airpacks - I've had the training, they're not much fun after even a short period of time.

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