Thursday, January 5, 2017

The Museum And Monuments

Before getting started, I did a guest post about photoblogging for author Molly Jo Realy that was published yesterday; have a look at that link and leave a comment!

Over the Christmas holidays, I stopped by the Canadian War Museum one day to photograph the building and two monuments in winter conditions.

Across from the museum, the National Holocaust Monument is taking shape. At present, work is due to finish up sometime this spring.

The other monument is nearby- the Canadian Firefighters Memorial, with its statue of a firefighter pointing to the wall bearing more than 1300 names of those who have given their lives in the line of duty across the country since the earliest days of the profession.


  1. The wall with the firefighters' names is so beautifully designed. Love the pointing figure too. The Holocaust Monument looks like a large project.

  2. Especially oblique building. I wonder how there will be furnished.
    The construction looks a big work.

  3. OK I will immediately stop complaining about how cold it is here. It is clearly very cold in your part of the world. The architecture of the new museum is wonderful. Maybe this might join the list of iconic buildings in the future. And more importantly encourage more people to become aware of history. A great set of images to show us progress.

  4. Uma reportagem muito interessante.
    Um abraço e boa semana.

  5. The angles on the museums and monuments really show up in the absence of greenery!


  6. i just noticed your museum looks much like our marine corps museum you might remember me posting about it a while back...the holocaust museum will be a hard one to visit i'm sure...there is one in dc, i haven't been in it but ashlyn has and has told me all about it...heartbreaking to see...

  7. You had a bright sunny day for these photos. I love seeing the bright blue sky.

  8. very cool angles. i wonder how they started with all that? creative minds i guess. ( :

  9. Enjoyed your angles and composition!

  10. I like the bright winter light that you found at the museum and monuments.

  11. @Gemma: I think it's quite a large project, but it seems to be coming along smoothly now.

    @Orvokki: I heard at some point that photographs are supposed to be incorporated into it.

    @Mo: the new monument seemed to take its time in really getting off the ground, but now things seem to be coming along.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Janis: yes, these places are quite different in other seasons. This is the first time I've photographed the firefighters memorial in winter.

    @Tanya: I think both are fitting for their subject.

    @Sharon: bright days here can be fleeting in the winter. It's another bright blue day here today, and chilly.

    @Beth: I do like the designs of all three.

    @Cloudia: thank you!

    @Red: it was a good day.

  12. It's an attractive building with all the different shapes.

  13. Love the shape of the Canadian War Museum William, it's a little bit similar in shape to my building today. Love the firefighter memorial!

  14. I love the firefighter memorial, William!

  15. I, too, like the bright sunny day pictures. (Well, I DO live in Arizona!) Lots of sharp angles in those museums.

  16. @Marleen: the Museum is one of my favourite locations here. I think the new monument and the firefighter memorial fit well with it.

    @Grace: strange how we both had such similar angles in our subjects!

    @Linda: it is very distinctive.

    @Catalyst: here in the winter, bright days can be few and far between. And just because you start with a clear day doesn't mean it lasts. The sky here started out bright and clear, but clouded over in the afternoon.

    @Photo Geographer: I had good conditions.

    @RedPat: very sunny!

  17. Looks like the project is coming along fine. I do like the firefighter sculpture pointing to the wall with the names engraved on it.

  18. Architects seem to be fascinated by acute angles these days.

  19. It's a darn good thing you are publishing your photos! I keep wishing I could get off my butt and go visit these places!!!
    cheers from Perth!

  20. Brave men all. Yes, it is definitely winter there.

  21. I love everything about the architecture. It's perfect!

  22. You could have titled this post "Angles" today. Lots of interesting ones!

  23. Interesting. The wall looks similar to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC.

  24. Nice architecture, beautiful BLUE sky and it must be freezing cold with all the snow..... so keep warm.

    Happy New Year / Godt nytt år!

  25. @Bill: it's interesting to look back on it after that monument was completed.

    @Revrunner: quite true.

    @Jennifer: I enjoy getting out and about.

    @Mari: and winter is a good thing.

    @Norma: thank you.

    @Kay: indeed!

    @Linda: I can see that.

    @Gunn: thank you!