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.
Our National Gallery is a great treasure. Thanks for the tour.ReplyDelete
Lovely photos !!ReplyDelete
Have a happy weekend.
The views of the Major Hill Park and Parliament Hill should really be wonderful.ReplyDelete
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...ReplyDelete
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That's a wonderful building with all the glass. I like mostly like the photos of the garden and the fountain.ReplyDelete
Nice look inside the building, I like that courtyard.ReplyDelete
Superb. This is a delightful structure and your photos are wonderful. I love all the glas, too!ReplyDelete
Lovely to see how light and open it is with all the glass.ReplyDelete
Pretty cool fountain. Hope it doesn't leak. :-)ReplyDelete
that's a neat place. With all that glass it does indeed make the place feel light and airy.ReplyDelete
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 :-)ReplyDelete
@Red: you're welcome.ReplyDelete
@Tomas: they are!
@VP: the garden's definitely a pleasure to see in there.
@Jerry: thank you.
@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.
The interiors look fabulous!ReplyDelete
Love the garden courtyard William.. Surrounded by all those super arches ! The floor to ceiling windows are pretty awesome too.ReplyDelete
Amazing views, especially the underwater view!ReplyDelete
It's been years, thanks for the tour.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful gallery - so light and airyReplyDelete
I've never been in there! Great tour - love the under-fountain view!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Excellent visual tour!ReplyDelete
Thanks for this visit, William. I look forward to the art when you get the chance to photograph it.ReplyDelete
I hate to admit it, but I have never been there!ReplyDelete
Nice to see lots of people there. Love the patio with trees and the last shot!ReplyDelete
What a view through all that glass.ReplyDelete
Great idea for the children, lovely pictures I particularly like the look of the courtyard..ReplyDelete
Love the garden!ReplyDelete
Nice modern feel.ReplyDelete
I love that last photo! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for the tour your photography is spectacular.ReplyDelete
@Jose: the architects behind this did wonders.ReplyDelete
@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!
@EG: you should remedy that!ReplyDelete
@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.
@Carolann: you're welcome.
This is a great series of shots. I especially like the perspectives.ReplyDelete
So did I.Delete
Wow! What a place!ReplyDelete
That it is.Delete
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?ReplyDelete
Yes, quick turn around between the two.Delete
Splendid takes. Love the angles as well. #2,3,4,5 and 7. Awesome.ReplyDelete
Thank you for the tour.
Such a beautiful piece of architecture to complement the art works. Love the glass tower.ReplyDelete
That last shot is pretty neat.ReplyDelete
I thought so too.Delete