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Oak Bay  

Sundial 738
State/Province:  British Columbia Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Fair
Latitude:   48° 25.349' N Longitude:   123° 18.333' W
Location:
  • Windsor Park
    Oak Bay Rose Garden
    Currie Avenue at Newport Avenue
    Oak Bay
 
Description:
  • A 10 inch square brass or bronze horizontal dial atop a 22 inch square concrete base with cross-shaped plinth 42 inches high. The natural patina developed by the corrosive sea air has reduced the contrast of the markings. Stylized Arabic hour numerals are engraved in circles. Engraved scrolls add interest but some confusion to the dial face. The dial face and gnomon are only one-eighth inch thick but remain intact.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Oak Bay Parks
  • ONLY SUNNY HOURS FOR ME
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1937
 

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