The Hands of Time: Holding a Railway Spike

by Crystal Przybille
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    Crystal Przybille - The Hands of Time: Holding a Railway Spike - Click to view full size image


This sculpture references the history and impact of the construction of an island railroad in the 1880s, which connected Victoria with the railway system of Canada. This artwork is in proximity to the old E&N Railroad.

One of 12 bronze sculptures of life-size hands engaged in activities that symbolize the Capital City's history and identity can be explored around downtown Victoria. Explore and discover these artworks with The Hands of Time Walking Tour Brochure.

The artworks are located around Victoria's Inner Harbour, with one art piece at City Hall, The Hudson, along the Songhees Walkway, and another at the top of Beacon Hill at Beacon Hill Park. The artworks can be found on buildings, lamp standards, rocks in landscaped areas, and on bedrock.

About Crystal Przybille