Thursday, April 17, 2014

A Sanctuary Within The Museum

Here in the same area as the school from yesterday we find something unusual. This is the sanctuary of an Orthodox church, donated to the museum by the congregation and placed in the heart of Canada Hall. 


Coming to the end of Canada Hall, we find ourselves closer to our own time. This area features a steamship model, the Empress of Asia. Even as a model, it's big.


The last part of the hall takes us to the Far North. This log building is reconstructed as a cafe you might expect  to see in northern climates.


Inside, the place has a rustic feel in all of the details. One current day touch? The Museum places recent copies of northern newspapers around on some of the tables here regularly.



29 comments:

  1. The sanctuary is very nice, and I am fascinated by that ship!!! The log cabin looks very warm and inviting.

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  2. Interesting---a sanctuary, a steamboat and a wilderness cafe. What more does one need? MB

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  3. Though the sanctuary is beautiful, you'll find me at the café.

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  4. The steam ship is impressive!

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  5. What a range of exhibits ! I enjoyed seeing all of them.

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  6. The museum could serve some strong coffee and maybe a muffin or two and could make that a real working café. :-)

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  7. I like the idea of placing up-to-date newspapers on the tables of the cafe. I think it would make visors feel more like they really are up North.

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  8. Linda: I have always liked the cabin cafe.

    MB: it is quite a combination.

    Ciel: me too!

    Marleen: I think so too.

    Stuart: thank you.

    Revrunner: yes indeed!

    EG: it does give one a taste of life in the north and local issues.

    Tanya: it has character.

    Luis: I agree.

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  9. The ship and Wildcat Cafe are my favorites. The cafe looks like a place Lars might find cozy.

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  10. That cafe looks like it's straight out of Dawson City!

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  11. I like the name they chose for that cafe!

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  12. the sanctuary is unique, but i love that cafe!

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  13. I love the café. I might sit down and read one of those newspapers.

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  14. I like that old cafe, seems to be very authentic.
    Would be nice to sit there with a couple of old friends.

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  15. A lot of interesting things here

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  16. @Jane and Chris: cats would be essential!

    @Norma: Lars would be happy in there, as long as no one mistook him for that guy from Metallica.

    @Furry Gnome: it could well be!

    @Lois: it's quite fitting.

    @Tex: it has a lot of character.

    @Sharon: I've done that myself.

    @Jan: yes, it would!

    @Mo: thanks!

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  17. Love the beautiful model and the amazing rustic cafe!

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  18. Like the cafe and the idea they leave contemporary newspapers around!

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  19. I think we will all be gathering in the cafe!

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  20. I love this museum! It looks like a place that's worth lots of repeat visits! (The sanctuary looks like a little jewel box. The cafe looks very "frontier." It reminds me of at least one place where I've eaten in the mountains.)

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  21. I know I am repeating myself but it really is an impressive museum!

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  22. Was the sanctuary from a church being torn down or something? Or was it built just for the hall?

    I really like the cafe. Reminds me of some of the old frontier places in the US.

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  23. @VP: the cafe has such character.

    @Bibi: among other things, it gives you an impression of housing values in the far north.

    @RedPat: so it seems!

    @Kay: I've lost track of how many times I've been in this museum, particularly when you factor in the IMAX theatre!

    @Lauren: it is!

    @Cheryl: if memory serves, the congregation either joined up with another nearby church or built a new church and wanted this preserved, so they donated the sanctuary as is. Technically it can still be used as a church by members of that church.

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  24. I'm with everyone else and love that cafe! Though the bench seats remind me of being at camp.

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  25. The wildcat cafe made me SMILE:)
    Happy Easter to you!

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  26. @Hamilton: strangely I can see that.

    @Gunn: if only they served drinks!

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