Sunday, January 12, 2020

Totem Poles And Vivid Walls

Here we have more views from within the Grand Hall at the Museum of History.

I headed upstairs to visit the permanent galleries, and this gave me a much closer view of Morning Star.

From the balcony, I took one more shot of the Grand Hall.


  1. I really like Totem poles. And I like the Salish art. I have my own totem made by First Nations in bellingham. It is named Kolus Bear

  2. … always liked totem poles ... they have something mystical!
    The Morning Star is gorgeous!

  3. Those totem poles are amazing. I've only ever seen one "in the flesh" and that was at the Anthropology Museum in Cambridge where it stretches up through three floors of the building. I've always wondered how it was transported here from Western Canada.

  4. Hello, there is just something about Totems. The morning star is beautiful. Great collection of photos.
    Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week ahead.

  5. ...Totems are common here, but I'm always impressed by the style of the Pacific coast Totems. Thanks for sharing all of this beauty.

  6. @MB: well worth having.

    @Ella: I agree.

    @John: they have a couple in the ROM museum in Toronto that are huge.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Iris: definitely.

    @Tom: you're welcome.

  7. I was struck by two things, and perhaps you can explain more. One was the pile of mud/dirt/wood at the foot of what looks to be a supporting pole that isn't part of the exhibit apparently. And two, what is the significance of the blue and white "circus-like" roofs on one of the displays? Is it explained at all? It strikes me as not being Native...but maybe I just don't know about that tribe!

  8. It's surprising to me that these people had enough time to do so much carving.

  9. Great series, it was nice to see the totem poles and the Morning Star again.

  10. The grand Hall is a beautiful the morning Star and totems.... incredible artists!

  11. The totem poles are stunning. Some great carving done there.

  12. I love the totem poles and of course, Morning Star! It's always stunning to see.

  13. The totem poles are really fascinating.

  14. I find the creatures scary. I wonder if they are supposed to be frightening or maybe they are fierce like heroic rescuers.

    The Morning Star work is extraordinary!

  15. @Barbara: that is a reflecting pool. And the wall that catches your eye, with the blue roofline, actually is of a Pacific Coast tribe.

    @Red: quite true.

    @Jan: I love showing it.

    @Tanya: thank you.

    @Bill: I agree.

    @Sharon: it is.

    @Marie: definitely.

    @Marleen: that they are.

    @Sandi: it's part of the cultural background.

  16. Love all of your photographs here William.
    The totem poles are amazing and The Morning Star is wonderful.

    All the best Jan

  17. I like to look at the totem photos when they are enlarged. Fascinating. Tweeted.

  18. The Grand Hall is a really Great Hall.

  19. I would love to actual make totem pole. But with me I know get plenty of cuts and such. I am horrible with handling sharp objects

  20. The totems are fabulous William and what an excellent space to exhibit them. Morning Star is stunning!

  21. Great shots, the totem poles are fascinating:)

  22. @Jan: thank you.

    @Mari: thanks.

    @Furry Gnome: that it is.

    @Joanne: very much so.

    @Kay: definitely.

    @Dora: me too.

    @Grace: thanks!

    @Rosie: indeed.

  23. Very creative and intricate totem pole artwork ~ and lovely and colorful Morning star ~ great photos too ^_^

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

  24. The grand hall is quite impressive!