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Sundial 87
State/Province:  Quebec Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Vertical Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   47° N Longitude:   71° W
Location:
  • Laval University on interior courtyard of the old Seminary of Quebec
 
Description:
  • Vertical dial on a board, about 1.5m high by 1 m wide. White with red lettering. It is placed above a doorway on an interior courtyard of the old Seminary, founded in 1663 by Mgr de Laval. The building now houses the architecture school of the Laval University. Although the school and Seminary buildings are private, access is available to the courtyard.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Laval University
  • Dies Nostri Quasi Umbra (Our days on earth are as a shadow). This inscription is from First Chronicles 29:15
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1773
 
References: Web Links:
  • For a view of the seminary courtyard, see http://www.canadianheritage.org/reproductions/10101.htm