The graceful curves of the Museum of History over in Gatineau appeals to me, and these shots date from May. Here we're moving around the curatorial wing towards the main entrance.
The main entrance seems to be glaring in disapproval.
Between the curatorial wing and the exhibit building, the promenade has this fountain and waterworks. Parliament Hill and the Ottawa River lurk in the background. This location, with the fountain in operation, is one of my favourite vantage points in both cities to take shots of Parliament Hill and the Chateau.
Down the stairs, this gives a view of the terraces as the water flows down to the lower pool.
It spills over the edges and runs down a ramp, easily viewed from inside the Grand Hall.
And getting behind the water here is another favourite view of Parliament Hill, obscured by the waterfall.
I have always liked Gatineau. You get a lovely view from here!ReplyDelete
looks really nice and interesting !ReplyDelete
have a nice week end
What great curves. Very organic looking.ReplyDelete
It looks like a big huge museum. It must contain lots of history (just kidding).ReplyDelete
That is so graceful - and I love theview back to parliament hill. Wouldn't mind seeing that up close and personal!ReplyDelete
Wonderful curves. Such a super building. I really like seeing parliament hill in the background.ReplyDelete
A striking architecture!ReplyDelete
I do love the shape of this building!ReplyDelete
oh i love the waterfall ... so pretty. what cool lines. someone is so creative!! ( :ReplyDelete
Great architecture, I like the wonderful curves in that building.ReplyDelete
Beautiful architecture, very elegant.ReplyDelete
Ottawa certainly has some beautiful architecture!ReplyDelete
@Halcyon: you really do.ReplyDelete
@Massimo: thank you!
@Stuart: the architect, Douglas Cardinal, designed it with that in mind.
@Tomas: it is big!
@Mike: the use of lines in this museum always draws me in.
@Lauren: so did I!
@Karl: Cardinal did great work designing it.
@EG: thanks! I love it too.
@Beth: it's a great addition.
@Jan: I'm sure Mr. Cardinal would be pleased.
@Marleen: it certainly is elegant.
@Norma: thank you!
I like this building very much! It's modern, but charming, and has almost a "Romanesque" feeling and the water merges it with Mother Nature! Beautiful!ReplyDelete
the curves and shapes almost form faces. :) or maybe i need more coffee... love the refreshing fountain.ReplyDelete
wonderful flowing architecture! have a great weekend!!ReplyDelete
Love water features in architecture. These are great.ReplyDelete
Another fabulous Ottawa spot.ReplyDelete
Have you been to Fortissimo? My daughter & I went to Darcy McGee's for dinner and the the NAC show. On the hill they had bands and such. Around 7 p.m. Great photo ops!
Oh my goodness, this building is simply gorgeous! I'd have a great time wandering around here taking photos.ReplyDelete
This is the kind of modern architecture I like! I'd love to see this place in person!ReplyDelete
@Lowell: Cardinal worked wonders in the design for the building.ReplyDelete
@Tex: I can see the faces too, so it's not just you!
@Tanya: thank you!
@Luis: I really like the way these were designed.
@Jennifer: I'm hoping to get up to the Hill for it, but I'm not sure if it's possible this year. I've attended it a number of times in the past, and it's a lot of fun.
@Sharon: I enjoy it every time I step inside.
@Cheryl: it's a building that's always here!
Excellent architecture, beautifully photographed!ReplyDelete
Wow! What an amazing structure!ReplyDelete
So refreshing! Love the falling water!ReplyDelete
What a talent Douglas Cardinal is!ReplyDelete
This looks beautiful from every angle and you've done a nice job of catching them!ReplyDelete
@VP: thank you!ReplyDelete
@Judy: it is.
@Linda: it's such a treat seeing it in action.
@RedPat: he's an artist as architects go.
@Kay: thank you!
The curves and water lighten the heaviness of the structure. It is like something out of the future, or come to think of it, the round architecture of Thalia.ReplyDelete
Love the sinuous facade and the waterfall.ReplyDelete
Late again... I am not sure I see the disapproval but I rather enjoy the the curves and lines of the building and square. I love the fountain, living in the desert water is a treasure.ReplyDelete
I really love that waterfallReplyDelete
Absolutely fantastic building.ReplyDelete
Very nice and interesting to you it showed.
That amazing building has some strange and wonderful lines. Very nice photos William!ReplyDelete
Cool waterfalls, interesting architecture, here, William. The sound must be fabulous. I can just about hear it!ReplyDelete
The sweeping curves feel like they invite one to follow and then enter the museum. Lovely spot!ReplyDelete
Love the wavy architecture!ReplyDelete
You have so much to photograph. Interesting architecture, modern but tastefulReplyDelete
@Mari: thank you.ReplyDelete
@ODP: so do I.
@Gerald: I do too.
@Mariusz: thank you.
@Pat: it does indeed.
@Kate: that they do.
@Jeroen: I agree.
@Jose: so do I.
@Jane: we have a lot.