Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Science And Technology

The Canada Museum Of Science And Technology lies out in the Gloucester area southeast of the core. It is the only one of the seven national museums in the national capital area that I had never been to. In August I went, to take in a temporary exhibit before it closed, but also to see what the museum was like. The grounds include a lighthouse, which originally stood at Cape Race in Newfoundland.

It also includes this steam engine. There are more of these inside.

I kept going past this large satellite dish.

The museum itself is directly ahead, while the taller structure at left is a storage facility for the collection.

Around the main entrance are screens with constantly changing images.

And so the path took me to the entrance, where the subject of the temporary exhibit was right on the doors.


  1. The lighthouse reminds me of the tower of Pisa!
    We have an old steam engine at our train station and my Hubby even witnessed them "live" as a kid!
    I sure like the architecture of the museum.

  2. Steam engine are very beautiful...
    Years ago my father-in-law has worked as a mechanical on such a thing!

  3. ...the lighthouse and the trains attracted his big boy!

  4. I love the architecture of the building. And the exhibits outside have whetted my appetite for what's contained within.

  5. Don't you love it when you get to go somewhere for the first time. Love the train!


  6. Trains are always a museum attraction for us and we have been to several strictly train museums. Hooe you will be telling more about the one shown in this post, William.

  7. Oh my gosh William, lighthouses and steam trains in one post, how fab! Looking forward to going in to see the exhibition tomorrow ✨

  8. Hello, great post. I especially love the lighthouse and the train images. Enjoy your day and week ahead!

  9. love the train and lighthouse. great pics!! ( ;

  10. @Iris: something of an optical illusion- it's quite straight.

    @Ella: this one was quite impressive.

    @Francisco: thank you!

    @Tom: you'd enjoy this museum.

    @John: I enjoyed the visit.

    @Janis: yes, I should have come a long time ago!

    @Beatrice: it's very similar to the ones that are inside, I think.

    @Grace: I found the exhibit quite enlightening.

    @Marie: so do I.

    @Eileen: thanks!

    @Beth: thank you.

  11. I do hope you will also share your contribution to the museum!

  12. I like the lighthouse and steam engine.

  13. The big steamers were still running when I was a kid. They fascinated me.

  14. That is a nicely looking lighthouse.

  15. I can't wait to hear more about that exhibit. Da Vinci is such an interesting subject. Great architecture on this building.

  16. @Barbara: I'll have to hashtag it from my Facebook Ottawa Daily Photo page. I can't tweet anymore, as Twitter seems to think that refusing to lift a lock that was only supposed to last twelve hours but has lasted all summer is acceptable.

    @Nancy: they both stand out.

    @Red: me too.

    @Marleen: I agree.

    @Sharon: it was quite an exhibit to take in.

  17. Fascinating photos and place ~ my kind of 'train' ~ ^_^

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  18. Ja, die vuurtoren is het mooist. But the other pics are also interesting.

  19. It looks like a fine building! I assume we are heading inside tomorrow!

  20. Love the lighthouse. Goes so well with the sky.:)

  21. I like the lighthouse and the old steam engine.
    Nice photos, William.

  22. Engines and lighthouses -- two of my fave photo subjects and well captured by you!

  23. @Anvilcloud: I certainly thought so.

    @Carol: the engines here are quite a sight to see.

    @Italiafinlandia: I was impressed with the museum.

    @Aritha: thank you.

    @RedPat: we are!

    @Happyone: it does.

    @Bill: thank you.

    @Jeanie: thanks!

  24. Great! A new museum with an interesting exhibit. This should be fun.

  25. The engine is enough to lure me in!

  26. William - that is a MASSIVE engine! Looking forward to more information about the Da Vinci exhibit!

  27. Schöne Bilder von den Dampfloks.


  28. I love to see old steam engines. And that is quite an interesting lighthouse. :-)

  29. Great to see this old steam engine !

  30. I love the checkerboard lighthouse! And trains always fascinate me. I would love to explore this place!

  31. @Kay: I enjoyed my visit.

    @Magiceye: it is impressive.

    @Angie: thank you.

    @Noke: thank you.

    @DJan: it is!

    @Karl: I agree.

    @Sharon: you'd enjoy this museum.

    @Jennifer: so do I.