Sunday, December 22, 2019

Silent Night

A few days ago I went over to the Canadian Museum of History, formerly the Museum of Civilization, over on the Gatineau side of the Ottawa River. A temporary exhibit on Neanderthals wraps up in late January, for those in the area, and I'll feature a series from this visit in the New Year. I took some additional shots of the Christmas decorations. A large tree was placed in the upper pool of a water feature, now since turned off for the winter. It contrasts nicely with the curves of the museum's architecture.


Inside, overlooking the Grand Hall, a Christmas tree was set up. Totem poles are down below.


Here are views I took when I was finished with my visit.


I stepped outside. Christmas lights were set up around the bushes around the buildings.


I headed for the Alexandra Bridge to return home. Here are final views of the museum grounds from the bridge.

24 comments:

  1. They sure got the lines right on that building. Just a lovely place to see any time of the year.

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  2. Silent Night - an evocative carol, I think. Loved that interior shot of the Christmas tree with the totem poles behind. Happy Christmas, William!

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  3. All is calm, all is bright …
    Gorgeous photos, William!
    Have a nice Sunday!

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  4. I prefer the first and the last shot in this series.
    I'm looking forward to that exposition about the Neanderthals.

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  5. ...all the lights add a festive feel to the area. Merry Christmas William.

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  6. I am enjoying your Christmas highlights, William. Take care.

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  7. They did a great job decorating for the holidays.

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  8. @Revrunner: it is an amazing museum.

    @Mike: thank you.

    @Ella: thanks!

    @Jan: it was quite an exhibit.

    @Tom: they do.

    @Marie: thanks.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @Sharon: they did indeed.

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  9. Lovely pics, William1 It looks like you had the place to yourself!

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  10. It's a beautiful building and you showed the night and day contrasts.

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  11. Glad you can enjoy this a little - I do, thank you for sharing!

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  12. I like the appearance and shape of the museum building. Your last three photos are wonderful:)

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  13. Beautiful architecture, I like how the walls are curved.

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  14. @RedPat: looks can be deceiving!

    @Red: thank you!

    @Iris: you're welcome.

    @Rosie: thanks.

    @Marleen: I do too.

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  15. Nice Christmas lights, and a gorgeous tree, too.

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  16. The tree in the Grand Hall is quite impressive. Nice photos, William and thanks for sharing,

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  17. Thinking of you my friend. May unexpected comfort. . . even some joy, surprise you this dwindling year!

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  18. Wonderful photo series of beautiful trees ~ and lovely museum ~ so elegantly festive ^_^

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

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  19. Douglas Cardinal, right? It's a beautiful building.

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  20. That last tree seems to be dripping magic.

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  21. The lobby tree and exterior lights are really fantastic. Thanks for sharing them, William.

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  22. i always wish we had taller ceilings ... so i could have a super huge tree. wow, gorgeous!! ( ;

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  23. Simply gorgeous photographs William, thank you.

    All the best Jan

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