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.
Beautiful building the windows are wonderful. Fourth photo is outstanding.ReplyDelete
You live in a beautiful city.
Such an elegant building.ReplyDelete
Amazing that such an old architecture has been brought into such a new country !ReplyDelete
Continuo a acompanhar esta visita com muito interesse.ReplyDelete
Um abraço e boa semana.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros
Gorgeous stained glass windows!ReplyDelete
...all good things must come to an end.ReplyDelete
truly a grand finale. As always, you have taught us so much!ReplyDelete
Beautiful museum. Walrus at the door! Great photo of the La Meduse. It gives a dizzy feeling.ReplyDelete
Incroyable shots showing the architectural details of this gorgeous building, merci beaucoup William ✨ReplyDelete
Such diversity when architectural styles are intermingled. Love the stairs with all the glass...and the stained glass!ReplyDelete
Thank you for the extensive visit to the museum. I have enjoyed it very much. :-)ReplyDelete
A good endingReplyDelete
@Parsnip: thank you!ReplyDelete
@Lady Fi: that it is.
@Gattina: and it's a wonderful architectural style.
@Francisco: thank you.
@Ella: that they are.
@Tom: that's true.
@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.
I might bore you, but "La Meduse" is always the best! So beautiful.ReplyDelete
This has been a fun tour, William. I, too, am impressed by La Medusa.ReplyDelete
A beautiful building!ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful week!
Divine architecture and photos ~ReplyDelete
Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
It was a pleasure to follow you during this extensive museum tour through this beautiful museum.ReplyDelete
It's a beautiful building and much has been added since I saw it.ReplyDelete
Love that fourth photo!ReplyDelete
Iris: it's a good sculpture.ReplyDelete
@Jeanie: I've enjoyed showing it.
@Lea: thank you.
@Jan: I've enjoyed taking the tour.
@Red: it definitely is.
@Marie: so do I.
It's such a beautiful museum. I love the photo of La Meduse!ReplyDelete
Incredible & Thanx For Sharing - Dig Those DinosaursReplyDelete
The Beatles song I am the Walrus popped into my head.ReplyDelete
Love the details of the building.
Beautiful views of the windows and stairwells.ReplyDelete
A beautiful building with nice details, thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
I love that the walrus all go to that beach. I wonder why they do that?ReplyDelete
In the first photo there are a fox (?) and a man or goat with horns. Who is that?
@Tamago: thank you.ReplyDelete
@Sharon: so do I.
@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.
A plethora of walrus, as it were.ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous building!ReplyDelete
i love all the stairs ... fancy decor. ( ;ReplyDelete
Pleasant place to be.ReplyDelete
Such a lovely building and those windows are simply wonderful.ReplyDelete
All the best Jan
@Kay: it is.
@Beth: me too.
@Italiafinlandia: I think so.
@Jan: that they are.
@Klara: it is.