Qu'est que c'est?
In The Rosamonds heritage building is the Heirloom Café, and in front of the café stands this intriguing piece of art, permanently positioned on a wrought iron post. It is a bronze work by American artist and sculptor Dale Dunning who now resides in the area. I was trying to find out more about the piece online, but without success. Then I started thinking: perhaps it's a portrait of the man who actually built the former woolen mill in 1857, James Rosamond. Maybe it's a self portrait of the artist? Or maybe it's a very creative sundial? Regardless, it really is an ingenious sculptural work that really shows what Almonte is all about (or maybe just to we outsiders, perhaps) – a solid hard work ethic, a treasure trove of courage and open-mindedness, with a dash of lightheartedness to top it all off.