Saturday, March 24, 2018

Who We Are

Here I am carrying on with the exhibit I visited at Library And Archives Canada. This caught my eye.

There is a meeting room off the central atrium. Above that meeting room, historical figures are etched into the glass.

Design schematics for the original Centre Block on Parliament Hill were displayed.

As was this Canadian crest.

The path went off to another section of the building, with paintings and items on display. This table and its surroundings had a more old fashioned look to it, to the time when things were organized with the help of card cabinets.

This sculpture of our first Prime Minister, John A. Macdonald, was part of the exhibit.

As was what I finish off with. This is a movie poster for a silent version of Anne Of Green Gables, a literary icon in Canadian literature. I was not familiar with this version, and she doesn't evoke what I think of when I think of Anne (aka Carrots).


  1. Interesting and informative exhibits.

  2. These seem positive. Very nice.

  3. I want that coat of arms or at least that's what I think it is. I don't even care if it's not my family's coat of arms. It's beautiful!

  4. I like the piece on the first photo. Is that made of paper?

  5. The coat of arms is fantstic !

  6. Nice exhibit and I like your new header!

  7. The crest is impressive as is Sir John A. That is a very unusual Anne with an e too.

  8. That first picture is so colourful ...
    Thanks for sharing more of this exhibit.

    Enjoy your weekend.

    All the best Jan

  9. @Nancy: it was.

    @Linda: I enjoyed it.

    @Lowell: it is distinctive.

    @Gattina: yes it was.

    @Marleen: paper or fabric.

    @Karl: I agree.

    @Marianne: thanks!

    @Marie: we're so used to Megan Follows in the role.

    @Jan: thank you.

  10. Hello, is the first image of a quilt? It is pretty. I love the etched glass. Wonderful exhibit. Happy weekend!

  11. The glass etchings are truly amazing. What a wonderful place to learn!

  12. Canadian archives would be fascinating.

  13. Great historical post and photos ~

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

  14. Oh, that quilt is a stunner. And it's fun to see the vintage "Anne" poster -- I think that character became an icon and tourist draw for PEI!

  15. Another interesting area of Ottawa. I like the quilt, and the Sir John A MacDonald statue.

  16. @Tom: looking at it again, it has to be a quilt.

    @Eileen: it is a colourful work.

    @Mildred: the institution is a fine repository of much of our country's history.

    @Red: it's quite a lot of work that goes on here.

    @Carol: thanks!

    @Jeanie: she did!

    @Shammickite: I do too.

  17. I like the first two pictures, the figures on the first shot and the historical figures etched into glass are beautiful..

  18. Always such a pleasure to walk with you, William

  19. Never would have guessed that was a poster about Anne of Green Gables!

  20. I do love those glass etchings.

  21. anne of green gables, wow wee!! my fave! love the crest. very cool!! ( ;

  22. I never envisioned Anne looking like that either!

  23. I would love this exhibit so much.


  24. @Jan: that they are.

    @Cloudia: a pleasure to show these.

    @Christine: I remember a few years back a publisher here released a cover of a new Anne book that looked absolutely nothing at all like you'd think Anne to look. It caused something of an uproar.

    @Jennifer: definitely not!

    @Sharon: they're well done.

    @Beth: you'd enjoy visiting Green Gables.

    @RedPat: when I think of Anne, Megan Follows is the first that comes to mind.

    @Francisco: thank you!

    @Janis: I enjoyed it.

  25. Wow that etched glass is very cool!

  26. Great exhibit, William. I like the Canadian crest, very nice indeed.

  27. Those glass etchings are striking. That doesn't fit the description on Annie of Green Gables. She did not look like that when she arrived.

  28. At last -- I'm back at my desktop and can see your new header. What a great shot and ode to spring! Brilliant!
    And this exhibit is very nice. It must have been a pleasure to explore.

  29. Love the etched figures in the glass William, another fab visit!

  30. Megan Follows will always be Anne to me!

  31. @Tamago: I agree.

    @Bill: so do I.

    @Mari: she doesn't.

    @Kay: thank you!

    @Grace: thanks!

    @Jenn: me too.

    @Norma: so do I.

    @Klara: that it is.