Friday, July 28, 2017

The Grand Hall And The River

The Grand Hall is a wonderful space in the Museum of History. The coastal tribes of the Pacific Northwest are the emphasis here, with artifacts in the rooms behind the walls. Corridors leading off either end of this space go through an extensive area on the First Nations peoples of Canada. Totem poles dominate the hall.


I was here on both days of the Canada Day weekend- I visited the new Canada History Hall on the second day. On both days, these two stilt walkers were present in the museum. When I first saw them on the second day, they were coming out of an elevator onto an upper floor.


Here are more views of Alex Janvier's Morning Star, which stands high over the south end of the Grand Hall.


I decided to come back the following day in order to take in the new permanent galleries, but came outside, where a good deal was going on throughout Canada Day.

28 comments:

  1. I love that Morning Star and I also like that canoe in the second to last shot.

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  2. Stiltworkers are so clever to walk that way.

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  3. I clicked on all the photos to make them bigger and, oh, what a treat!.
    Janis
    GDP

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  4. Hello, I have always enjoyed seeing the totem poles. The stiltwalkers are neat. It is a beautiful museum. Happy Friday! Wishing you a great day and weekend!

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  5. very very cool. so so much color. love those designs. ( ;
    happy weekend.

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  6. @Kay: I neglected to photograph the display with its name.

    @Tom: it is!

    @Marianne: it takes skill!

    @Janis: thank you!

    @Eileen: thanks!

    @Beth: have a good one!

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  7. It's a wonderful place! I sang there once. Of course, we've visited many times. Great photos.

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  8. Bear in a boat is charming. The stilt walkers must have been a treat to watch.

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  9. Those stilt walkers would have had me snapping away with my camera just as you did. I do LOVE the Morning Star!

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  10. YOU ARE GIVING US A GOOD VIEW OF SOME OF THE cANADA 150 ACTIVITIES.

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  11. Thank you for the beautiful photos. So much fun events.

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  12. @Jennifer: it is such a delight to visit.

    @Maywyn: I think it's a wolf, and an out of place one!

    @Sharon: that painting lifts the spirits.

    @Red: and there's a Canada 150 event going on this weekend that I want to photograph, but I might not post it until September at the rate I'm going!

    @Nancy: thank you!

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  13. Thanks for following William, glad to follow too.
    My eye was drawn to the design of the ceiling in your photos. Reminds me of an airship!
    I love the bear in the canoe & the reflection in the glass in that shot!

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  14. I really like the lovely designs!

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  15. You had a very busy weekend, William!

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  16. Grand Hall is really ground. Beautiful place. So much space and light.

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    1. Sorry, typo... It should be grand of course instead of ground.

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  17. I never tire of looking at that mural!

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  18. We've seen this before after earlier visits of you, but it's always interesting to see those impressive totem poles. And Alex Janvier's "Morning Star" will never be boring, I think

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  19. @Christine: that artist had a big retrospective at our National Gallery a few months back. I absolutely loved it- which is odd, because I don't usually go for abstract art, but his style is amazing.

    @Linda: thank you!

    @RedPat: it was exceedingly busy.

    @Klara: it was beautifully designed.

    @Norma: me either. They actually set nice comfortable chairs down at the bottom so you can sit back and gaze up at your leisure at it.

    @Jan: it's a wonderful space, and every once in awhile it's good to get back into it.

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  20. Fantastic photos, wonderful events and people enjoying it all. The stilt walkers are pretty impressive.

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  21. So much to do and see at the museum. I do hope you return.

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  22. That Grand Hall and the native houses themselves, which we walked through, was one of the best museum exhibits I've ever seen.

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  23. Great post! I shared it on FB.

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  24. A lot of interesting things to see in today's collection.

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