Sunday, March 18, 2018


One day during Winterlude I stopped in at City Hall, where in the atrium, a number of local museums and two of our national museums had displays set up.

The displays also included model planes from Stetson Flyers, a local club whose members fly radio control aircraft.

One of the national museums represented here was the Canada Aviation And Space Museum, which is headquartered out in the Rockcliffe area. They had flight equipment on display, as well as a pilot's chair to pose for shots. I'll have one of those in the Me theme later on in the year.

The other national museum represented was the Canada Agriculture And Food Museum, which had a table set up with some more old fashioned instruments. This museum can be found out at the Experimental Farm, which I'll show you tomorrow.

With seven national museums (including the National Gallery of Canada) located here in the Ottawa and Gatineau area, there are also several local history museums, and their displays had a winter theme going on.


  1. Flying model airplanes and playing hockey were two of the really fun and fond memories of my youth. Of course, my model airplanes, although they sported small motors, were a far cry from the planes being flown today! Some fun stuff here, William!

  2. ...nice to see that you are now in where it's warm. Have a great day!

  3. Wishing you a nice new week.

  4. How nice to see the variety in exhibitions.

  5. I always like wandering around museums, and Ottawa has so many of them.

  6. Hello, wonderful museum and exhibit. I like the model planes. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead!

  7. @Lowell: I have never flown model planes.

    @Tom: it's always warm in there.

    @Mildred: thank you.

    @Marie: they were neat.

    @Marleen: I thought so.

    @Francisco: thanks.

    @Jennifer: quite old fashioned.

    @Shammickite: we do indeed.

    @Janis: there was!

    @Eileen: thanks!

  8. It's good to be able to look back and see the technology used . It gives a better understanding of the present.

  9. Lovely photos. You live in an interesting area.

  10. Hi William, just been back to see posts missed. Fabulous sculptures to end the Winterlude series. Excellent captures from your St Patrick Day parade, love the dogs 😀 Museums are so interesting to visit, looking forward to seeing Experimental Farm!

  11. I'll look forward to this series of posts, William. I'm rather wild about museums!

  12. I love those model airplanes! And the old instruments from Canada Agriculture and Food Museum look very interesting!

  13. That was a good visit!
    Thanks for sharing.
    ; )

  14. Great to bring out the displays!

  15. Is that an old-fashioned butter churn I see? Can you imagine using one of those to make butter?

  16. What is that glass jar next to the butter churn? Looks like a mixer of some sort with a wheel on top.

    God bless.

  17. wow, those are tiny planes, for mice or little birds? cute! ( ;

  18. @Red: it does indeed.

    @Maywyn: we have a lot going on here.

    @Grace: it was a cold day when I was at the farm, as you'll see tomorrow.

    @Jeanie: I love museums. I'll have to do a visit of at least one soon, since I have posts to fill in April. The Agriculture museum would be a good choice.

    @Tamago: they were!

    @Catarina: you're welcome.

    @Cloudia: it is indeed.

    @Sharon: yes, that's a butter churn.

    @Victor: it looks rather like a mixer. My mother had something similar.

    @Beth: the people in that club must enjoy using these!

  19. So many interesting things to see. There seems to be something always going on in Ottawa and that's great. Nice shots, William.

  20. Some good things to see here and I really liked the model planes.

    All the best Jan

  21. Except for the butter churn, some of the items in the Agricultural and Food Museum looked a little new fangled to me. I know Papa bent over double laughing when his brother bought the dairy milker for his Holsteins.

  22. Very interesting items in this museum, William, although admittedly the posters shown were hard to read.

  23. Nice variety of interesting subjects at one location.

  24. Hockey--why am I not surprised?

  25. Fascinating ~ great way to spend a winter's day and great photos besides!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  26. The first one, I love that little red get-up.

  27. What would we do without museums? They give us so many insights into so many different things.

  28. @Bill: thank you!

    @Jan: I did too.

    @Mari: a lot of that is alien to me.

    @Beatrice: that sometimes happens. I wasn't using a better camera when I took these shots.

    @Jan: it is. I wonder if it was a specific occasion to display all of these at one spot.

  29. @Norma: we're hockey crazy.

    @Carol: it is!

    @Whisk: I do too.

    @Kay: they do!

    @Klara: I thought so.