Sunday, July 5, 2015

Inside The National Gallery On Canada Day

The National Gallery was very busy on Canada Day. Here on the floor beneath the glass tower, staff had set up tables for children to try their own hand at art. The view out towards Major's Hill Park and Parliament Hill is a good one.


I was more interested in seeing art. Turning around, this view takes in the corridor behind. The galleries are off to either side on two levels.


This view is from the second level looking back towards where I was.


And this view is from the upper level at the glass tower.


I didn't photograph the art inside (I'll come back sometime, since the restrictions have been lifted), but I did want to show you this garden that's inside one of the courtyard spaces in the Gallery. This view is taken from the second floor. Exhibit spaces branch off from each side of this area.


The long ramp leading back down out of the Gallery was busy through the day.


I depart with this under the water view. A fountain occupies the other courtyard space in the Gallery, and one can walk beneath that fountain and photograph this view at a location near the main entrance. The dots, as you might expect, are coins.

38 comments:

  1. Our National Gallery is a great treasure. Thanks for the tour.

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  2. Lovely photos !!
    Have a happy weekend.

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  3. The views of the Major Hill Park and Parliament Hill should really be wonderful.

    Tomás.

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  4. Thank you for showing us this place, I like everything of it! My favorite shot is the one of the garden: it is so unexpected...

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  6. That's a wonderful building with all the glass. I like mostly like the photos of the garden and the fountain.

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  7. Nice look inside the building, I like that courtyard.

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  8. Superb. This is a delightful structure and your photos are wonderful. I love all the glas, too!

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  9. Lovely to see how light and open it is with all the glass.

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  10. Pretty cool fountain. Hope it doesn't leak. :-)

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  11. that's a neat place. With all that glass it does indeed make the place feel light and airy.

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  12. I love the big glass wall. It brightens up the inside! And under the water view is so cool. Such a pleasant gallery to visit :-)

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  13. @Red: you're welcome.

    @Orvokki: thanks!

    @Tomas: they are!

    @VP: the garden's definitely a pleasure to see in there.

    @Jerry: thank you.

    @Jan: thanks!

    @Marianne: so do I.

    @Lowell: I've always liked the design of the Gallery.

    @Marleen: it does let in a lot of light!

    @Revrunner: it doesn't!

    @Gill: it really does, yes.

    @Tamago: I enjoy visiting here.

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  14. Love the garden courtyard William.. Surrounded by all those super arches ! The floor to ceiling windows are pretty awesome too.

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  15. Amazing views, especially the underwater view!

    Janis
    GDP

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  16. It's been years, thanks for the tour.

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  17. What a beautiful gallery - so light and airy

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  18. I've never been in there! Great tour - love the under-fountain view!

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  19. Oh my gosh, I want to visit this gallery. What a fantastic space. That garden is landscaped into a work of art all by itself and that fountains is just amazing. I love it.

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  20. Thanks for this visit, William. I look forward to the art when you get the chance to photograph it.

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  21. I hate to admit it, but I have never been there!

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  22. Nice to see lots of people there. Love the patio with trees and the last shot!

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  23. What a view through all that glass.

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  24. Great idea for the children, lovely pictures I particularly like the look of the courtyard..

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  25. Thanks for the tour your photography is spectacular.

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  26. @Jose: the architects behind this did wonders.

    @Grace: thank you!

    @Janis: having a see through ceiling like that was a great touch!

    @Jackie: you're welcome!

    @Aimee: it does seem to let in a lot of light.

    @RedPat: it is well worth the visit.

    @Sharon: off that garden is another space that is a work of art in and of itself

    @Norma: thank you!

    @Lynette: thanks!

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  27. @EG: you should remedy that!

    @Ciel: it's such a pleasant building, I've always loved going through it.

    @Birdman: a great view. The glass tower's a wonderful concept.

    @Geoff: it's a good way to get kids engaged with art.

    @Hamilton: so do I.

    @Randy: definitely.

    @Linda: thanks!

    @Carolann: you're welcome.

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  28. This is a great series of shots. I especially like the perspectives.

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  29. This is a beautiful series, William. Many very fine photos. Isn't it interesting that our Fourth of July/Independence Day and your Canada Day are back to back?

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  30. Splendid takes. Love the angles as well. #2,3,4,5 and 7. Awesome.

    Thank you for the tour.

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  31. Such a beautiful piece of architecture to complement the art works. Love the glass tower.

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