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PookyCake
Victoria, Canada13 002 bidrag
aug. 2021
It’s nice to see a public art sculpture on TripAdvisor in the double digits with respect to number of reviews. Most I’ve encountered and written about have been in the single digits which, when you think about it, is kind of sad. Public art, regardless of our own personal tastes, is typically designed to spur on debate; make us think about contemporary issues within the history of tradition; add complex social and cultural layers to our existing social milieu; and, make us smile or frown. Think of public art as a form of visual philosophy! It deserves our attention and critical comment.

Veronica and Edwin Dam de Nogales’ “Wait for Me Daddy” (2014), which was installed in Hyack Square, is one such piece; it encourages us to think and talk about significant issues like the true nature of war. And it works so well because, even if you’re totally ignorant of the source material, the sculpture still conveys its message without ambiguity: War isn’t some macho undertaking. It highlights the difficulties faced by families imposed by war. Will they be whole or reunited again when it’s all over? Indeed, unlike most monuments dedicated to remembering those who fought in war, the tone here is not one of glorification and that’s refreshing.

While I understand why this sculpture was placed in Hyack Square – the actual photo taken by Claude Dettloff was captured here – I have to agree with an earlier review by Chris D: The general location “leaves a LOT to be desired.” Not only is it difficult to take good pictures due to sun glare, but there’s also plenty of seedy hoodlums wandering about; or, at least that was the case during my visit.

That said, the sculpture is definitely worth visit. It combines history (an iconic picture) with contemporary art. In doing so, it creates a space within to contemplate the Good. Maybe, as we stand and observe it, we just might echo the words of Kurt Vonnegut’s bird: Poo-tee-weet.
Skrevet 7. oktober 2021
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Alistair B
Delta, Canada33 003 bidrag
jun. 2021 • Alene
I was in New Westminster in Monday Afternoon when I had some spare time before an important appointment.I saw this Sculpture & had to take a few photos it's a popular site for people that are visiting Downtown New Westminster or The Quay to hang out at.
Skrevet 16. juni 2021
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Chris D
New Westminster, Canada2 725 bidrag
sep. 2020
This sculpture tells the story of an army group marching toward the train station on their way to (presumably) Europe during World War II. A little boy sees his dad, and runs to see him. VERY moving. An observant photographer happened to photograph this moment, and the photograph is now part of the permanent display in the Canadian War Museum.
While the sculpture, based on this famous photograph, is well worth seeing, the location leaves a LOT to be desired. Photographs taken during the day get sun glare (see mine for an example) while the location after dark is not the friendliest.
So, tourists, I suggest you go in a group if you are there after dark. Locals, please tell your favourite city councillor this city property deserves a cleanup and some respect.
Skrevet 30. september 2020
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Terry P
Coquitlam, Canada344 bidrag
apr. 2019
great piece of pubic art, close to the skytrain and close to the Quay, make this aart of your visit to New West
Skrevet 26. januar 2020
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735carolynl
Seattle, WA109 bidrag
des. 2019 • Venner
This memorial sculpture says it all - saying goodbye to family heading off to protect and serve with no guarantee of returning home. Beautifully created and displayed it touches the deep human feelings through time and generations.
Skrevet 11. desember 2019
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sashakeena
Vancouver, Canada11 295 bidrag
nov. 2019
Always love seeing this unique structure located in the downtown area of the city. Glad to see that it makes everyone remember of the past!
Skrevet 24. november 2019
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Deb F
Nanaimo, Canada160 bidrag
nov. 2018 • Forretning
At work that will leave an image in your mind. I know that I have seen this piture before, and now it is a peice of art. Enjoyed looking at this and taking pitures for a keep sake for my own album.
Skrevet 21. juli 2019
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Cindy F
Loganville, GA223 bidrag
jun. 2019 • Familie
It was raining the day we saw the sculpture so I couldn't get a good photo, but it is very impressive to see.
Skrevet 13. juli 2019
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Charles M
New Westminster, Canada38 bidrag
aug. 2018 • Familie
A well known photo is what most Canadian children have seen in Social Studies Textbooks. This photo generated discussions on the purpose of wars and why a whole generation of men where never able to return home to see their families and children . This sculpture continues this discussion.
Skrevet 2. juli 2019
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Elan O
16 bidrag
mar. 2019 • Venner
i was very proud when they erected this sculpture but the park itself in Hyack Square as gone downhilll as there is a lot of public drinking going on around it... This does not seem right. I think the material used to make this sculpture is too dark... it is hard to see it after the light of day has dimmed.
Skrevet 23. mars 2019
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