Thursday, January 19, 2017

Grand Hall

The Grand Hall (which for whatever reason I tend to occasionally write as Great Hall) is a marvelous space in the Canadian Museum of History, with huge windows overlooking the Ottawa River. Totem poles of the Pacific Northwest coast can be found here, along with six distinct house recreations from First Nations homes along the coast.

30 comments:

  1. Spectacular place! I love the totem poles!

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  2. I, too, love the totem poles!

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  3. The hall is really grand! Great place for exhibition.

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  4. The totem poles are impressive!

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  5. Goodness me that's quite a sight William.. the totems are fabulous.. good to see the people there to get the perspective.

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  6. Stunning. I could spend all day just looking at the totem poles.

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  7. @Linda: so do I

    @Linda: me too.

    @Karl: it is.

    @Nancy: definitely.

    @Marleen: they are!

    @Grace: the museum was busy that evening, though there was a bit of a quiet time when I was here.

    @Lowell: a good way to spend time.

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  8. It's indeed huge, but it will never get boring, I think.

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  9. so tall. love the ceiling too. very design(ed) unique! ( ;

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  10. I remember other times you've posted from this hall. It is truly a "grand" space.

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  11. I love totem poles. You are drawn in to think about the spirits the people knew.

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  12. Grand indeed, those are very high ceilings!

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  13. @Jan: it won't.

    @Carolann: thanks!

    @Beth: that it is.

    @Sharon: it certainly is.

    @Cloudia: it's a great place to visit.

    @Red: that's true.

    @Janey: they are!

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  14. Really cool seeing those, I've seen some in Vancouver by UBC

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  15. This is a grand -- and great -- way to display totem poles.The recreated houses sound very interesting, too.

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  16. It is beautiful! The architecture of the hall is lovely.

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  17. There is something so mystical about totem poles!

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  18. Totem poles are fascinating. I've seen them in the Pacific Northwest, but never so many at one time.

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  19. Must have been pretty creepy to come stumbling out of the woods one day and to suddenly see one of these.

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  20. The totem poles are beautiful and the look awesome in the grand hall.

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  21. @Bill: they'd be quite in their element out there.

    @Kay: I think this museum gets things right.

    @Pamela: I have always enjoyed visiting this place.

    @RedPat: I agree.

    @Mari: I've only seen them in museums, as well as the odd one here or there in park settings.

    @Revrunner: I can see that happening.

    @Bill: they certainly are.

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  22. Oh I loved that gallery! One of the most meaningful displays I've seen in any museum, anytime.

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  23. I guess it will take more than just visit to see all this.

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  24. Such a beautiful presentation of those totem poles. A lovely setting for a museum.

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  25. Gosh! These huge totem poles are wonderful. I would like to see them myself.

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  26. Either way. It's all identifiable.
    You'll forgive my binge reading. Many of my regular reads are only publishing once a week, perhaps twice. I like cruising through them.

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