Coming from the tropical rain season in the Philippines, it’s time to cool down a bit, so let’s have a look at the finalists of Canada. Surprise: it’s cooler than expected! We have a winner photo with a lot of snow, and five out of ten of the Canadian finalists show bridges.
The Canadian Register of Historic Places counts almost 12,000 heritage monuments, of which more than 8,000 were listed in Wikipedia. As a result, 5668 images have been uploaded to Wikimedia Commons and Flickr. Flickr? Yes, Canada created its own group pool for Wiki Loves Monuments and transferred the images to Commons. Of all 395 contest participants, one of the Flickr users was lucky enough to win the first prize.
Congratulations to Canada – let the winter come!
1st place: Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel – Marguerite-Bourgeoys Museum, Montréal, by Jazmin Million
2nd place: Québec Bridge National Historic Site of Canada Quebec, by Canonnica
3rd place: The bank street bridge over the rideau canal, Ottawa, Ontario, by Gregvgregv
4th place: Freeport Bridge, Kitchener, Ontario, by Ian Furst
5th place: Clock Tower, Montreal, Quebec, by Michael Vesia
6th place: Halifax Public Gardens National Historic Site of Canada, Halifax, Nova Scotia, by Markjt
7th place, Old Skeena Bridge, Terrace, British Columbia. by Chasehamilton2012
8th place, Former Ottawa City Hall, Ottawa, Ontario, by Murckraker
9th place. Cabot Tower, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, by William Zimmerly
10th place, Orpheum Theatre National Historic Site of Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia, by MichaelThoeny
Let’s spin the globe a bit further east and fly over from Ukraine to the Philippines, to the country that kicked off Wiki Loves Monuments 2012 already in March – with an impressing event in Quezon City where goverment officials as well as Creative Commons activists held keynotes and speeches. The Philippines planned their local contest […]
Maybe it’s a cliché, but after the snowy Canada, we definitely would like to present the winners of a more southernly country. Let’s go to Argentina! Wikimedia Argentina and Wikimedia Ibercoop successfully cooperated to organize Wiki Loves Monuments in this country. They organized a launch event at the University of La Plata at September 3rd […]