Wooden carving, Palmerston
V is for VERTICAL
I believe the carving is of a train conductor. His left hand is on his watch as if it's almost time for the train to leave the station. (Doesn't he look cold?) He's standing close to an old locomotive on display in a town park.
The "bird" is standing vertically waiting for the mail to arrive.
Vertical Toronto as seen from a city park
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