Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Queens Lantern

Last year being the 50th anniversary of the first landing on the Moon, a large scale model of the Moon was hung inside the Queens Lantern, and remains here at the moment. The familiar view we see faces out towards the north, so most of the views from inside the Lantern are of the less familiar dark side of the Moon.

This view looks north along Metcalfe Street, which leads towards Parliament Hill.

This view looks to the east.

And this view looks east. The family of woolly mammoths that are part of the Landscapes of Canada Gardens can be seen down there.

More views of our lunar neighbour.

One flight down, a walkway features historical information about the building and its architecture.

The Museum's origins date back a half century before the Victoria Memorial Museum Building, with the founding of the Geological Survey of Canada.


  1. That's a very cool moon!
    Love the banner, too.

  2. A blue moon. I like your blog header.

  3. The moon is very beautiful made ...

  4. That moon exhibit is a great idea. In Canada we are often full of great ideas and we fail to give ourselves credit.

  5. @whisk: thank you.

    @Tom: it is.

    @Lady Fi: yes.

    @Nancy: thanks.

    @Ella: I agree.

    @David: true.

  6. Wow, that is very, very cool! Book is still on the table (3D moon).

  7. Hello, love the moon! Looks like a beautiful museum and exhibit.

  8. I like that moon, too. Thanks for sharing. :-)

  9. That model of the moon looks incredibly detailed - hardly worth visiting the real thing any more!

  10. Great city views from the museum.

  11. The views from up there are fantastic but, that moon rules! What a wonderful thing to see and study.

  12. I've always heard of the "dark side of the moon" but never really had a handle on what that was. Thanks!

  13. Hi There, LOVE LOVE LOVE your header... Makes me smile --in these unsettling times.....

    Love that model of the moon...

    Hope you stay healthy during this corona virus scare. Our county in TN has NO cases at this time. George and I are just being careful --but not in panic-mode (like so many other people).

    Stay safe and well.


  14. Interesting ! I think they should spend a little less money in going on the moon and put more in research for the Virus which paralyzes the whole world meanwhile !

  15. Wonderful model of the moon !

  16. Awesome moon! Hard to believe it has been 50 years since man walked on it.

  17. Fabulous shots looking out of the museum William and so much to see inside. The moon reminds me of the event here in Perth a while back.

  18. Great to see that display of the moon, as well as the views of your fair city from the Lantern.

  19. That is really cool! Museums are closed now!

  20. Beautiful model of the moon.
    Stay safe and healthy.

  21. Wonderful close ups William. Let’s hope we will be able to visit museums again soon.

  22. @Francisco: thank you.

    @Iris: thank you.

    @Eileen: thanks!

    @John: it is detailed.

    @Jan: definitely.

    @Red: that's true.

    @Sharon: that it is.

    @Jeanie: you're welcome.

    @Betsy: I'm not panicking.

    @Gattina: at the moment that is the priority.

    @Karl: it is indeed.

    @Grace: there is a piece of the moon here too.

    @RedPat: I agree.

    @Aritha: indeed.

    @Barbara: thanks!

    @Jennifer: I had wanted to go to the gallery.

    @Maria: thanks.

    @Marleen: definitely.

  23. The moon surface is quite realistic looking.

  24. I remember that day!! Hard to believe it was that long ago!!

  25. Just love the moon …

    All the best Jan

  26. The moon is good looking, easy to look at.

  27. Great exhibit, and I love the replica of the moon.

  28. I love that moon! I don't think I've ever seen anything but photographs. I'd love to see a 3 dimensional view like this.

  29. Beautiful ^_^

    Keep calm and Be well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  30. Great way to celebrate the golden anniversary!

  31. @Marie: true.

    @happyone: it was.

    @Jan: me too.

    @Joanne: I agree.

    @Denise: thank you.

    @Tanya: it is indeed.

    @Kay: I enjoyed it.

    @Carol: I agree.

    @magiceye: it is.

  32. very cool. blue green. neat. have a nice rest of your week. ( ;