The first of each month is a theme day for City Daily Photo bloggers. Around the world on this first of February, bloggers are posting on the theme Entry. You can find other examples right at this link.. I'm going with two locales in Ottawa today.
I have mentioned this place in passing, but have not featured it here as of yet. The Museum of Nature is downtown, in a building over a century old. It was first erected in memory of Queen Victoria. Today its galleries display exhibits focusing on the natural world. This is the main entrance, complete with moose heads sculpted above the doors.
Inside the entrance, the stained glass windows above the doors are vivid in morning light.
Over at Confederation Park, this is one of the entrances to the park. This week, workers have been finishing up preparations for Winterlude, which kicked off yesterday. Two of the workers are here at this entrance, one visible at the left, the other at the top of the ladder, out of sight. Winterlude is going to feature in this blog quite prominently this month.
I have never been to Winterlude so I look forward to seeing your photos about it!ReplyDelete
It always amazes me how different stained glass windows look rather plain for the outside and then....wow! when you see them inside with the light shining through..totally fabulous! Looking forward to seeing more of Winterlude William, bit like my Fringe World but without the burlesque and stripping :) maybe?ReplyDelete
The entry of the Victoria Memorial Museum is gorgeous, great choice for this theme day!ReplyDelete
Love the moose heads over the doors of the museum. :-)ReplyDelete
Boy, those two entries couldn't be more different ! Well done !ReplyDelete
Top photo is beautiful, well-balanced, and symmetrical. All photos are great for the theme.ReplyDelete
I like all of them, but the first is my favorite (love the moose heads)!ReplyDelete
We are hoping to visit Ottawa on a future trip to Canada and for sure the Museum will be on our "to see" list. Those moose heads will do it for Grenville!ReplyDelete
@EG: I have already been taking shots!ReplyDelete
@Grace: oh, yes, much less burlesque and stripping.
@Karl: thank you!
@Revrunner: they're not the only animal carvings on the exterior, mind you...
@Kate: thank you!
@Norma: they're such a splendid detail.
@Beatrice: I'll have to get inside the museum to show it off, once I get through the current backlog of photographs!
Love the mooseheads! I've been to Carnivale in Quebec City and loved it...would I enjoy Winterlude? We'll see from your posts!ReplyDelete
The entrance is massive!ReplyDelete
And I think I'm going to very much enjoy Winterlude! :-)
beautiful glass....looking forward to seeing what winterlude is about!ReplyDelete
I love the moose and can't wait to hear more about Winterlude.ReplyDelete
@Jane and Chris: While I've been to Quebec City, it's never been for Carnivale.ReplyDelete
@Ciel: and that's just a small segment of the front facade too... there's a whole glass tower overhead.
@Cheryl: it's a lot of fun.
@Tanya: it's our way of getting through the winter!
@Sharon: it turns the city into a winter playground of sorts...
That's quite an entrance to the Museum. Love the stained glass.ReplyDelete
Now we will get to see pictures of Winterlude---yes?
Wow, the windows are beautiful. Can't wait to see pics of Winterlude.ReplyDelete
Very nice windows, and a good choice for an ENTRY image.ReplyDelete
Enjoy Winterlude! Lucky you! Hope it's warmed up a bit there.ReplyDelete
I love those carved moose heads! A friend is up there for the weekend for Winterlude - i'm so envious.ReplyDelete
I've never been to the Museum of Nature and this entry is not what I expected!ReplyDelete
I've also never been to Winterlude, though it (sortof) sounds like fun. If only it weren't so cold! Looking forward to your pictures and stories.
Beautiful stained glass windows, very inviting entry.ReplyDelete
Loved the stained glass! The museum sounds wonderful!ReplyDelete
@MB: oh, plenty of them!ReplyDelete
@Krisztina: I've already taken a number... it's just a matter of getting them organized.
@Gunn: thank you.
@Merry: actually it's dropped back down a bit again.
@RedPat: it's something you should come up for at least once.
@Hamilton: there's a lot in that museum that's unexpected. I love it. I'll get in there soon enough.
@Wilf: thank you.
@Mari: it really is.
Wow, those are really varied! Very satisfying post for the theme!ReplyDelete
The grand entrance of the Victoria Memorial Museum is a fine choice for the "entry" theme. The lettering is nearly as impressive as the doors themselves.ReplyDelete
That is a beautiful entry for the museum. It makes me want to go inside and explore!ReplyDelete
bravo to the stained glass windows.ReplyDelete
A beautiful entry!ReplyDelete
The museum entrance is impressive. Wonderful that you have shown us the windows from the inside. Beautiful. Looks like you have your week ahead planned - be careful on that snow and ice :).ReplyDelete
The museum entrance is a step back in time, and I love the moose head sculptures. As with many churches, the stained glass windows are best seen from within.ReplyDelete
I look forward to the Winterlude!
Pretty cool (no pun intended). Rule Britannia!ReplyDelete
Amazing how many of us Canadians have mentioned never going to Winterlude! Photos will suit me fine, not the cold.ReplyDelete
@Jack: thank you. The detail carries on around the building.
@Lois: it's very inviting inside.
@Oakland: they are lovely.
@Lauren: I'm usually careful on ice and in the snow, though if a deer crosses my path...
@Bob: thank you!
@Jackie: there are plenty of ways to warm up!