Friday, May 8, 2020

The Watery Wonders

More panels about life in aquatic environments can be found.

Of course water isn't just here on Earth, it's out there. Panels examine this.

One last wide view of the gallery, with the blue whale skeleton.

I emerged from the gallery and back into the central atrium, onward to the next gallery. We'll pick up there tomorrow.

Today is the 75th anniversary of VE-Day. This photograph was taken a couple of days ago at the National War Memorial downtown. Given the current restrictions, there won't be a formal ceremony here today. The reason for the photographs at the base of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier: a few days ago six members of the Canadian military were killed in a helicopter accident while on training exercises in Greece.


  1. Lovely to see glimpses of the central atrium William, not only fascinating exhibition but fabulous architecture also 💙 Always enjoy seeing the National War Memorial, such a beautifully sculpted piece, sad to see it so quiet at this memorable time ✨

  2. ...I find it interesting that we are still making discoveries about the oceans!

  3. That's funny, living in a dome. It's about where we are.

  4. @Jim: very much so.

    @Iris: it is something to behold.

    @Grace: hopefully VJ Day can be better.

    @Tom: I agree.

    @Jennifer: thanks.

  5. Hello, I would love to visit this museum. The memorial is beautiful. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend!

  6. It's sad about the training helicopter accident.
    Lovely memorial. Have a nice weekend.

  7. The blue whale skeleton is amazing. Do you know how long they live? They grow so huge. There is a whale near Greenland that they say lives 400 years.

    My condolences, William, on the tragedy in Greece and the loss of the Canadian soldiers.

  8. That must be an interesting exhibition!

  9. Military personnel who die in the "line of duty" are all dedicated to trying to protect matter where/how they die.

  10. I hope they have some riparian areas shown nd explained.

  11. So sorry for the loss of Military ~ it is very trying times we are living ~

    Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  12. Tragedy after tragedy this year! Enough for a lifetime in four months.

  13. A very interesting museum to visit.

    That is a very impressive memorial.

    All the best Jan

  14. A wonderful museum and exhibition.

  15. Sending good thoughts to you William. We are living in precarious, difficult times. Wishing you health and wellness. xo

  16. There are sea creatures that wouldn't be creepy if they were flowers.

  17. There are few observers in the gallery.

  18. I learned today that VE Day didn't stop hostilities in Europe. They continued in many forms (civil war, ethnic cleansing, reprisals, communist resistance) for years.

  19. Condolences for the loss of your countrymen. You guys are leaders of North America now.

  20. @Eileen: thank you.

    @Sami: it happens.

    @Sandi: there's so much we don't know.

    @RedPat: I agree.

    @Marleen: definitely.

  21. @Barbara: even in training exercises, things happen.

    @Red: they do, yes.

    @Carol: indeed.

    @Lady Fi: it is.

    @Marie: indeed.

    @Jan: thank you.

  22. @Bill: I think so.

    @Eden: thank you.

    @Maywyn: indeed.

    @Joanne: it was pretty quiet.

    @Kay: that is true.

    @Cloudia: fortunately you guys booted out the Orange Menace.