Saturday, January 28, 2017

The Museum In The Winter

Earlier this month I stopped by the Canadian Museum of Nature to photograph the Landscapes Of Canada Garden in winter. This area takes in four distinctive areas- boreal forest, prairie grassland, Arctic tundra, and Mammoth steppe. The grasses and plants are buried under the snow, and the young evergreen trees are wrapped up for the winter. The iceberg sculpture and the three mammoths here in the garden stand out well amid the snow.

29 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this winter series, William!!!

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  2. Lovely winter wonderland! The elephants are feeling cold! Have a wonderful day!

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  3. It is seen that the cold prevails in the place.

    Tomás.

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  4. It looks very nice in the snow, specially the elephants.

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  5. The museum looks marvelous surrounded by snow William, as do the mighty mammoths 😊

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  6. The snow adds such a dramatic element. Photo #1 looks like a painting.

    Happy Saturday, William.

    Janis
    GDP

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  7. @Linda: thanks!

    @Nancy: thank you.

    @Tomas: it was cold.

    @Marianne: it was good conditions to photograph.

    @Grace: I agree!

    @Marleen: thanks!

    @Janis: thank you.

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  8. Looks like a lovely winters day! And what a charming place this is; more charming in the summer, probably, but still. I find the mammoths to be most interesting. I think mammoth bones have been found here at Silver Springs...or maybe they were from some other large critter... :)

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  9. I like the old building as it looks like a castle. I remember it being very dark inside when I visited.

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  10. Very nice shots, William, I love the snow and the wonderful winter light.

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  11. Those mammoths look right at home in the snow. That museum building is so striking!

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  12. Nice museum, I like the building. And it's nice when the mammoths are outdoors.

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  13. Romantic 19th century I'd say. And nice too!

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  14. Love the building and the mammoths in the snow. Your snowy photos are great.

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  15. The museum building is very impressive, I love it. The snow makes the scene all that more dramatic. Awesome winter images.

    Concerning your comment of what "off licence" meant, it means a shop licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption off the premises, as opposed to a bar or public house which is licensed for consumption at the point of sale.

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  16. Mammoths...snow...makes me think Ice Age....

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  17. wow, that is a lot of snow. guess the mammoths feel right at home in the snowy weather? ( ;

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  18. @Lowell: I plan to continue photographing here from time to time, usually by the season.

    @Red: it's quite a place to visit, especially after the renovations they did some years ago. I'd never gone in before the renovations.

    @Jan: it was just chance that there were blue skies when I was there- a half hour later and the clouds had come back in.

    @Sharon: it's tremendously appealing architecture.

    @Orvokki: it's good to still have them around. They were moved a short distance from where they were, generally where the iceberg is now.

    @Cloudia: it looks older than it is- the museum was first built as a memorial to Queen Victoria.

    @Denise: thanks!

    @Bill: ah, that explains it!

    @Norma: and more wintery shots to come.

    @Beth: they must!

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  19. The mammoths look wonderful in the snow!

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  20. Wow. That snow looks deep and packed. Adore the mammoths in the snow. Dramatic scenes.

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  21. Really! If they wrap up the little evergreens shouldn't they do a little something for the poor mammoths? ;-)

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  22. Such a lovely place! Mammoths look stunning in the snow!

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  23. Not what I expect from garden photos but these are wonderful!

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  24. I love those beasts! Nice building, too!

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