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Oliver  

Sundial 809
State/Province:  British Columbia Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   49° 06.067' N Longitude:   119° 31.967' W
Location: Access: This is a private dial. See below for access details.
  • Burrowing Owl Estate Winery
    500 Burrowing Owl Place
    Oliver, B.C. V0H 1T1

    Can be easily seen by visitors of winery and restaurant. Dial is located on the deck of the Guest House, and only those staying at the winery Guest House are able to touch the sundial installation.
 
Description:
  • A lovely horizontal dial with an 8-foot high stainless steel gnomon. The hour lines are done as colorful alternating red and cream segments set in a 8-foot radius semi-circle. The gnomon is triangular in cross section with a single thin edge casting the shadow. The dial hour numbers are set for daylight, since all of the winery's 100,000 annual visitors are seasonal, coming when Pacific Daylight Time is in place.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Burrowing Owl Estate Winery
  • Designer: Jim Wyse
  • Builder: gnomon by Rob Webster, concrete Greyback Construction
  • Construction Date: September 2007
 
 
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Last Revised: 2015-11-16 10:02