Saturday, June 11, 2016

Visiting The Museum

Today happens to be my one thousandth published post, so it's fitting that the milestone is reached with a post about a place I enjoy so much.

Moving over to the Quebec side of the Ottawa River brings us to the Museum of History, formerly the Museum of Civilization, here in Gatineau, on the shores of the river. Tulip beds could be found on the property while the festival was going on.


The Museum, designed by architect Douglas Cardinal, is a favourite place of mine in the National Capital Region. The exterior features a Japanese zen garden, the only spot I know of here with dogwood trees, carefully tended to by ground crews, who were working there while I was around. I have more from here tomorrow.

37 comments:

  1. I love the flowers and colours, the building and the Canada geese. :)

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  2. Congratulations on your Thousanth! Good for you!
    I'm very pleased to see this building again. It reminds me of the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, which Cardinal also designed. I love that rock garden.

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  3. ONE THOUSAND!!! Holy cupcakes, Batman. Cool beans.

    Congrats!

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  4. We see if you do, at least, a thousand more, William!

    Tomás.

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  5. Congratulations on your 1000th! Great place and gorgeous flowers.

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  6. A lovely place I once visited. Why did they change the name from Civilization to History?

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  7. Wow, 1000th post! What a milestone. Congratulations!
    Beautiful tulip bed and dogwood trees. We have dogwood trees everywhere around here :-) And the zen garden is beautiful!
    Have a great weekend!

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  8. The curve theme and contour weaves through these photos beautifully. Happy 1,000 th post!

    Janis
    GDP

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  9. Love the wave design in the building. It complements the curve of the tulip beds so beautifully.

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  10. Congratulations on your staying-power with posting! It's not an easy task but you've done well. I, too, like the curved architecture of the building.

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  11. All beautiful photos, but I have to admit that the geese are my favorite!

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  12. @Linda: I do too.

    @Kay: he is a great architect.

    @Tex: thanks!

    @Whisk: thus far I have not missed a day.

    @Tomas: it shouldn't be a problem getting to two thousand.

    @Nancy: thanks!

    @Marianne: the former Tory government interfered and demanded the change in names.

    @Tamago: they are a pretty tree. I imagine it'll be leafed out when I visit next.

    @Janis: in this case the portion of the museum we see is the curatorial wing, but the exhibit wing has that curvature going on.

    @Gemma: it is a marvelous building.

    @Kate: I have always loved visiting.

    @Norma: they were patient with me while I photographed.

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  13. The museum and its grounds are gorgeous. Congratulations on your one thousandth post. Now on to the second thousand :)

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  14. We enjoy spending time with you William

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  15. Happy One-thousandth post! I'm still loving your tulips.

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  16. I love the lines on this museum and that zen garden is fantastic.

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  17. Beautiful place and congratulations on your milestone post!

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  18. @Bill: I'll be glad when the work is done on the rebooted permanent exhibits inside.

    @Cloudia: thanks!

    @Pat: so am I.

    @Sharon: both are a welcome sight.

    @Lois: thank you!

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  19. I would like to visit that Zen garden. Congratulations with the milestone!

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  20. Wonderful museum, and always love the photos you share. Those tulips are always a sight to behold.

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  21. Congrats on the 1,00th post! I have never seen the museum but must get up there one day to check it out!

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  22. Those tulips are absolutely gorgeous. Great pics.

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  23. The tulips seem to form a colourful stream towards the museum. Ik like the parts af the architecture you are sowing here.

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  24. I had a similar feeling as Jan K...the arrangement of the tulips seems to mimic the design of the museum. It's all very beautiful. We have lots of dogwoods here and they are favorites of mine.

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  25. This must have been done by the same architect who designed the Native American Museum in D.C.

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  26. @Bill: they can be quite cantankerous, but these two were fine.

    @Marleen: thanks!

    @Denise: thank you.

    @RedPat: it's well worth the visit.

    @Sandra: thank you.

    @Jan: they were planted well.

    @Lowell: the gardeners do good work around here.

    @Revrunner: it is his work, yes.

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  27. looks peaceful there. love the patterns in the sand. nice blooms as well. happy weekend, William. ( :

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  28. Congratulations on your 1000th post. Red Deer is proud of their native son Douglas Cardinal. His first big piece was St. Mary's church here and was the start of his familiar style.

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  29. 1000 pretty good. I love a museum and that one looks grand
    MB

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  30. Congratulations on the 1,000 posts! Pictures are great as usual.

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  31. Interesting. Reminds me of the Hirshorn (sp?).

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  32. @Beth: thanks!

    @Red: so that's where he started from.

    @MB: thank you.

    @Mari: thanks!

    @Linda: it must be the same architect.

    @Jennifer: I do too.

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  33. Happy Thousandth post. Wow!. Congrats.

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