Date/Time: July 29, 2000, 4:26 p.m.

This picture was taken from a tower balcony on Mary Queen of the World Cathedral. The vantage point was easy to find but hard to reach, involving a long climb up a narrow, winding staircase. I wondered if Notman was lucky enough to have an assistant to help him with his heavy equipment. I wished for one, especially when I reached the top and realized that I had to go all the way back down to fetch a different lens. And in the end I had to go back and re-shoot this photograph an hour later, because I had failed to compensate for Daylight Savings Time.
By Andrzej Maciejewski
McCord Museum of Canadian History

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