Tuesday, May 7, 2019

A Finale For The Museum

Today I bring this visit to the Canadian Museum of Nature to a close with some perspectives on architecture.

A look up at the atrium space.

Returning to the second level, I photographed around this area of the Queens Lantern.

That included a look up at La Meduse.

Here we have the plaque re-dedicating the Museum by Queen Elizabeth.

The last gallery area is actually taken up by a restaurant space and gift shop. Several photographs hang on a wall. I decided to highlight three of them. This first one depicts a spot on the Chukchi Sea in Russia where in 2009 for several days, 90 000 walruses decided to spend time on the beach. That included around the field cabin of the photographer, who had a friend pose in his open doorway. With some of the walruses literally at the entrance. It was, in his own words, a walrus siege.

This is a dazzling ice cave in Iceland.

And this is a place in Norway called the Devil's Teeth, at Senja Island.

I finish with the stained glass windows at the main entrance. While that ends this tour of the Museum of Nature, tomorrow I'll show you a springtime visit to the Landscapes of Canada Gardens taken this past weekend.


  1. Beautiful building the windows are wonderful. Fourth photo is outstanding.
    You live in a beautiful city.

    cheers, parsnip

  2. Amazing that such an old architecture has been brought into such a new country !

  3. Gorgeous stained glass windows!

  4. ...all good things must come to an end.

  5. truly a grand finale. As always, you have taught us so much!


  6. Beautiful museum. Walrus at the door! Great photo of the La Meduse. It gives a dizzy feeling.

  7. Incroyable shots showing the architectural details of this gorgeous building, merci beaucoup William ✨

  8. Such diversity when architectural styles are intermingled. Love the stairs with all the glass...and the stained glass!

  9. Thank you for the extensive visit to the museum. I have enjoyed it very much. :-)

  10. @Parsnip: thank you!

    @Lady Fi: that it is.

    @Gattina: and it's a wonderful architectural style.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Ella: that they are.

    @Tom: that's true.

    @Janis: thanks!

    @Maywyn: can you imagine the noise of 90 000 walruses for days on end?

    @Grace: you're welcome!

    @Barbara: so do I.

    @DJan: I've enjoyed showing it.

    @Anvilcloud: I thought so too.

  11. I might bore you, but "La Meduse" is always the best! So beautiful.

  12. This has been a fun tour, William. I, too, am impressed by La Medusa.

  13. A beautiful building!
    Have a wonderful week!

  14. Divine architecture and photos ~

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

  15. It was a pleasure to follow you during this extensive museum tour through this beautiful museum.

  16. It's a beautiful building and much has been added since I saw it.

  17. Iris: it's a good sculpture.

    @Jeanie: I've enjoyed showing it.

    @Lea: thank you.

    @Carol: thanks!

    @Jan: I've enjoyed taking the tour.

    @Red: it definitely is.

    @Marie: so do I.

  18. It's such a beautiful museum. I love the photo of La Meduse!

  19. Incredible & Thanx For Sharing - Dig Those Dinosaurs


  20. The Beatles song I am the Walrus popped into my head.
    Love the details of the building.

  21. Beautiful views of the windows and stairwells.

  22. A beautiful building with nice details, thanks for sharing.

  23. Enjoyed the ins and outs of that old building. They always have lots of character. I like the old lamp at the bottom of the bannister, also the pretty stained glass windows.

  24. I love that the walrus all go to that beach. I wonder why they do that?

    In the first photo there are a fox (?) and a man or goat with horns. Who is that?

  25. @Tamago: thank you.

    @Padre: thanks!

    @Sharon: so do I.

    @Marleen: thanks!

    @Bill: you're welcome.

    @Denise: this one is a wonder.

    @Sandi: those are animal carvings. They can be found in details like that, but also carved on the exterior. The building's housed a nature collection from the beginning, even when it was sharing quarters with other institutions, such as what today is the Museum of History, and that reflects itself in architectural details.

  26. A plethora of walrus, as it were.

  27. i love all the stairs ... fancy decor. ( ;

  28. Such a lovely building and those windows are simply wonderful.

    All the best Jan

  29. @Joanne: indeed.

    @Kay: it is.

    @Beth: me too.

    @Italiafinlandia: I think so.

    @Jan: that they are.

    @Klara: it is.