Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Regeneration Hall And The Gallery

Here are more views of the Vimy Ridge Memorial plaster casts, which have such power when you see them up close.

Unveiling Vimy Ridge Monument is a 1937 painting by Georges Scott.

One last view back.

From here we step out into Lebreton Gallery, filled with a multitude of vehicles and equipment from numerous countries and eras. They include this one man submarine, the Molch class German sub developed during the Second World War.

The equipment in here includes tanks, infantry carriers, artillery, or support vehicles. More from here tomorrow.


  1. Those sculptures are incredibly beautiful.
    Those tanks and other equipment require a lot of space...

  2. Beautiful art.
    A one man submarine? How very scary is that.

  3. I would love to see them up close William, I can see here how beautiful they are ✨

  4. There is so much more that goes into the process of making a sculpture than we realize. Janis GDP

  5. ...the Vimy Ridge Monument sure is impressive.

  6. It'd be an interesting trip to see the VImy Memorial.

  7. What amazing half-scale plaster casts...of the final sculptures! Thanks for sharing these...and I would love to see the final ones "around the memorial."

  8. The sculpture is so amazing, William.

  9. I'm sure those statues have a powerful effect when you see them up close.

  10. I would like to see all the military vehicles.

  11. @Catarina: fortunately they have a lot of space.

    @Iris: it would be awfully cramped inside, and I imagine quite limited in range.

    @Grace: the sculptures draw me in every time I see them.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Maywyn: definitely.

    @David: very much so.

    @Janis: it was a lot of work.

    @Tom: I'd love to see it someday.

    @Jennifer: it certainly would be.

    @Barbara: you're welcome.

    @RedPat: I definitely think so.

    @Sharon: they really do.

    @Red: they impress me.

  12. My two year old grandson would love those vehicles.

  13. I think the sculptors must be rather depressed doing such sad sculptures !

  14. i did enjoy the "did you know" part that was nice to share it with us. love learning. ( ;

  15. Those sculptures are amazing. Love the third photo the best.

  16. The sculptures are very impressive and while they commemorate a tragic period in history, it's always good to remember the past.

  17. Your close-ups really reveal the detail and the emotion of the statues. Lovely.

  18. The facial expression of these statues are amazing, so beautifully made. Interesting read about the Midget Submarine.

  19. @Marie: he'd wonder what they are.

    @Gattina: I imagine Allward might have had such occasions.

    @Bill: that they are.

    @Beth: thank you.

    @Marleen: they are.

    @MB: definitely.

    @Gemel: thanks!

    @Beatrice: it is.

    @Jeanie: thank you.

    @Alexandria: thank you.

  20. Those are very meaningful sculptures. Thank you for the closeups.

  21. The talent is takes to create those sculptures is amazing. They are beautiful.

  22. War always will be with us, and makes museums more and more difficult.

  23. I wonder what kind of world this would be if countries were able to spend more on art than they do on war.

  24. Sculptures are amazing ~ such talented hands ~ and well done history ~

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  25. That was a hard transition from one gallery to another. I prefer the first.

  26. Truly amazing sculptures.

    All the best Jan