Golden Boy

I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  We have a few attractions here and I thought I might spend a couple of posts showing you around so you can see a little of what I see every day.

We have a Golden Boy on top of the Provincial Government Legislative Building.  He has been up there since 1919, but was removed to be re-gilded in 2002.  During that time he was on the ground for about 7 months and it still nice and shiny and gold.  🙂

The Golden Boy has quite a story.  He was sculpted in Paris is 1918 and sent to Canada by ship.  Unfortunately, he took a detour when the ship was commandeered for service in World War 1 and spent the rest of the war going back and forth across the ocean.  The 17.2 foot (5.25 meters) tall statue finally made it to Canada and then to Winnipeg, where he was hoisted up to the top of the building.

I took some pictures of him from different angles the other day.

Queen Victoria and the Golden Boy
Queen Victoria and the Golden Boy

The Provincial Legislative Building with Queen Victoria Statue in front and the Golden Boy on top.

I have more to show you about the Queen Victoria sculpture as well as some of the other sculptures on and around the Legislature, but that will be for another day.

Golden Boy
Golden Boy
Golden Boy
Golden Boy
Golden Boy
Golden Boy
Golden Boy
Golden Boy