Thursday, April 16, 2009

ER for Elizabeth Regina (Queen Mum)
originally designed for the Queen Elizabeth Way, a major highway built in 1930's eventually linking Toronto to the US border.
The originals have mostly disappeared, but reproductions are being made and put up on select bridges and overpasses for respect for the highways heritage.
This reproduction is in Bronte, taken on a beautiful, sunny, spring afternoon yesterday.
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Anonymous said...

I've driven by them but never noticed them, next time I will look for them, great capture...Happy SWF!

chrome3d said...

The initials make it so nice and historic. Thanks for sharing.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Violet Sky:Who can forget a name like that? Why are the lights so tall and bent? Interesting photo!

Mike said...

Nice shot and composition.
My Skywatch

Small City Scenes said...

Very interesting post. Sometimes we never notice what is right before our eyes.
BTW: where did the older ones go? MB

Carolyn said...

Beautiful photograph and nice composition. I am loving our history. Thank you for sharing.

prkl said...

Lovely lightpost and beautiful sky as a backdrop. Happy SWF!

Naturegirl said...

Am qite familiar with Bronte..will have to leep my eye open for one!!Great SW capture!

VioletSky said...

Yes, have a look out next time you're travelling, Bookbabie, Mike, Naturegirl.

I don't know what happened to the original ones, SmallCityScenes.

Greensboro, I imagine it's to send the light over the road instead of just below on the shoulder.

VioletSky said...

Yes, the initials are rather cool looking, chrome3d.

I always think one has more appreciation for things once they understand the history, Carolyn. Glad to share.

Thanks, prkl.

Sacred Ruminations said...

How lovely ;--)
Thanks for the clarification.
Hugs and blessings,

VioletSky said...

You're welcome, storyteller and thanks for visiting.

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