Date/Time: January 22, 2001, 11:22 a.m.

The building from which Notman took his photograph is no longer there. Fortunately a new one was built in the intervening years, with a balcony in almost the same place, although I wished it were a foot or two lower. I first rephotographed this scene in 1999, but at that time the monument was gone for restoration, so I came back two years later to try again. When I compare the shape of the shadows on City Hall in both photographs I find it remarkable that they are so perfectly the same. The clock in the tower shows the same time as well.
By Andrzej Maciejewski
McCord Museum of Canadian History

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