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The Freedom Arches

Here’s another photo taken at the Nathan Phillips Square in the heart of Toronto. This photo shows the Reflecting Pool, which is located in front of the Old City Hall.

The Reflecting Pool is located in the south-east corner of the square and is used as an ice skating rink in winter. Three concrete arches span the pool, which started out as merely an architectural feature when the square was designed in the 1960s, but in 1989, they were dedicated as The Freedom Arches, commemorating people who had fought for freedom. At the same time, a piece of the Berlin Wall was installed at the base of one of the arches.

In the background, you can see the Old City Hall, a Romanesque Revival building from 1899. It served as the City Hall for Toronto until 1966 and is now still used by the Ontario Court of Justice.

I added a similar photo to the WS, which also includes the 3D Toronto sign.

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Exif data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/1600 sec
F-Stop: f/3.2
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 484/100 mm
Date Taken: 2018-08-12 16:36
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 1570 kb

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