Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Museum Views

While in the Normandy section of the World War Two exhibit area, it is possible to walk out onto a balcony that overlooks Lebreton Gallery below. This space is filled with vehicles and equipment, not just from the Canadian military, but from around the world.


After finishing with the permanent collection, I came down into Regeneration Hall. Walter Allward's preliminary sculptures for the Vimy Ridge Memorial are down here. This time they were arranged differently, since several of them are over in the temporary exhibit at the moment.


Regeneration Hall leads into Lebreton Gallery, where among other things, you can find a one man submarine as you see in the foreground of this first shot. I have more from here tomorrow.

27 comments:

  1. An impressive museum with great views inside.

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  2. I know I have said this before, William, but the Canadian Memorial at Vimy Ridge really is one of the most astonishing and moving memorials I have ever seen. I think places like that, and Ypres, should be compulsory for politicians to spend time in before taking office. I do appreciate that is a naive suggestion, though!

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  3. I wouldn't like going in that one man submarine!

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  4. ...the white statues make quite a statement.

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  5. Hello, it looks like a great museum. I like the sculpture exhibit. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day and the week ahead!

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  6. Did we learn how Regeneration Hall get its name?

    Janis
    GDP

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  7. @Francisco: it is quite a place.

    @Marianne: it certainly is.

    @Mike: I must see Vimy someday.

    @Hilary: it is!

    @Marleen: it would be cramped.

    @Tom: they do indeed.

    @Eileen: it is quite a memorable place to visit.

    @Janis: I think it was the architect who chose it.

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  8. Interesting to go through the museum with you, William !

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  9. I remember this museum from when you posted photos before. It's quite a dramatic building.

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  10. Going through a museum and seeing the actual machinery of war gives us a more realistic idea of how things were.

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  11. This is a marvelous exhibit William and the building is quite amazing in design.

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  12. @Karl: and I like to show it.

    @Sharon: it certainly is.

    @Linda: definitely!

    @Red: that's true.

    @Denise: it really suits its subject matter.

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  13. Oh my gosh the sculptures are incroyably beautiful William, what a treat to see them like this, merci beaucoup ✨

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  14. That would be interesting to tour

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  15. I really love those sculptures, William!

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  16. makes me think of Star Wars ... Harrison Ford ... in that form ... nice! very cool. ( ;
    stay cool. so humid & hot here in our neck of the woods. need rain.

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  17. Awesome museum with some impressive sculptures.

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  18. Those early submarines were insane. Iron coffins.

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  19. @Grace: I always enjoy seeing them.

    @Janey: it certainly is.

    @Norma: he would!

    @RedPat: so do I.

    @Beth: I can see that!

    @Bill: it certainly is.

    @Revrunner: submarines of any era are cramped. This one, if I'm not mistaken, is a German one from the Second World War. A lot smaller than a u-boat, and very limited in what it can do. You can't spend days in something like that.

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  20. What a huge, fantastic museum. I would have been in there for hours!

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  21. Impressive and well done but I for one have trouble looking at war and all its implements.

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  22. Very interesting sculptures.

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  23. I like those sculptures, they are very impressive.

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