Monday, November 28, 2016

Regeneration Hall And The Gallery

Walter Allward's half scale sculptures fill Regeneration Hall in a dramatic way. They were the prototypes for his finished work that adorn the Vimy Ridge Memorial in France, where many Canadians fell taking the ridge during World War One.


Moving beyond takes us into Lebreton Gallery, which is filled with military equipment down through time and from multiple nations, with a particular emphasis on the two World Wars.

25 comments:

  1. Beautiful sculptures. Sad memories of war.

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  2. The sculptures are beautiful. The tanks look intimidating. War memories are sad but they also serve as a reminder.

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  3. The sculptures look very nice, but the military stuff is not do interesting for me...

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  4. Those sculptures are, indeed, dramatic. I'm with biebkriels with the military stuff. I don't quite have the knowledge to appreciate it.

    Janis
    GDP

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  5. The sculptures are wonderful and a wee bit ghostly at the same time ☺

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  6. Regeneration Hall appears to be a very dramatic space.

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  7. those sculpture are incredible! nick would be into the military stuff!

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  8. Impressive and moving sculptures and I enjoyed seeing the military equipment. Thanks for your comments, William. I laughed out loud about your idiot brother-in-law!

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  9. Looking back now this military equipment looks very primitive. Armored vehicles are sturdier than the tanks. It's a good thing that the firepower was weaker at that time.

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  10. @Nancy: very much so.

    @Bill: they do so.

    @Marianne: I think it depends on interest.

    @Janis: I'd love to see Vimy Ridge for myself someday.

    @Hilary: indeed.

    @Grace: they are ghostly.

    @Sharon: that it is.

    @Tanya: it is a museum that seems well used in terms of people visiting.

    @Lowell: you're welcome!

    @Linda: indeed.

    @Cloudia: definitely.

    @Red: the technology changes over time, often in terrifying new ways.

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  11. Those sculptures are very dramatic indeed, and beautiful!

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  12. The sculpture area looks great! Such dramatic work.

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  13. Wonderful sculptures and great objects, but it's somewhat chaotic here and there, I think.

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  14. Reminded me of this past Sunday's text of "swords into plowshares". :-)

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  15. @Tamago: The Vimy Ridge Memorial itself has that effect.

    @Beth: very much so.

    @RedPat: they're very impressive.

    @Jan: it can be.

    @Revrunner: a fitting phrase.

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  16. That museum gives the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington some pretty stiff competition, I'm thinking.

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  17. I remember those sculpture prototypes. They're haunting.

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  18. The sculptures are impressive. Collin would love the vehicles....

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  19. The first statue makes one slow down and contemplate.

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  20. It's amazing to see the first drafts!
    I really should get hubby down there to the museum. He's a walking encyclopedia for war! Not during Christmas season, though!!!

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