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Ottawa  

Sundial 230
State/Province:  Ontario Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Fair
Latitude:   45° 23.60' N Longitude:   75° 42.855' W
Location:
  • Dominion Observatory, Carling Ave at Maple Drive
 
Description:
  • A large horizontal floral dial approximately 20 feet in diameter. Large circular area on ground forming the dial face with gravel and flower-beds between the hour lines. The flowers are annuals, best seen in the summer blooming season. Update Nov 1996: The dial is still there, but the flower beds are gone. Update 2016: flower beds are back, but the pipe gnomon is badly bent. The gnomon angle at the bottom is correct, but the pipe section is bent and off axis.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Natural Resources Canada
  • Designer: Otto Kloty
  • Builder:
 
References:
  • Park only in visitors parking spaces.

Last Revised: 2016-07-30 21:42