Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Totems In The Grand Hall

 Continuing on, here are more views around the Grand Hall.

Today I finish off with two works of art that I'll show more of in the next three days. The Spirit Of Haida Gwaii by Bill Reid is here in the foreground. Beyond and above it is a glimpse of Morning Star by Alex Janvier.


  1. The First Nation totems and sculptures are fascinating William, would love to know what stories they tell ✨

  2. Morning Star photos are favorites! The ceiling in the Grand Hall is stunning! Reminds me of a whale.

  3. Love the statue and the totems. Great exhibit.
    Take care, enjoy your day!

  4. @Italiafinlandia: I agree.

    @Iris: it is.

    @Marleen: indeed.

    @Grace: definitely.

    @Maywyn: I can see that.

    @Eileen: thanks!

  5. Sadly, my house has neither a grand hall nor a totem.

  6. ...they certainly have a wonderful collection.

  7. It is pretty impressive, and it is good that it is displayed so well.

  8. Lovely, I remember going there many years ago and seeing the Bill Reid sculpture.

  9. I like all the Bill Reid and Alex Janvier work.

  10. You've featured some very TALL totem poles.

  11. Gorgeous totems! That last sculpture is very familiar I want to say I saw it in Anchorage Airport when we were on our way to Alaska. Not sure now but I know I have seen it somewhere.

  12. The gallery photos are my favourite among these.

  13. Such wonderful work - all of it! Looking forward to seeing more of the Bill Reid piece.

  14. @Francisco: thanks!

    @David: mine either!

    @Tom: they do, yes.

    @Anvilcloud: I agree.

    @Shammickite: it's a wonderful museum.

    @Red: I do too.

    @Sharon: they can be quite tall.

    @Jennifer: indeed.

    @Denise: there are two others: in Vancouver at the airport, which might be the case for you, but also in Washington at the Canadian embassy.

    @Marie: thank you!

    @RedPat: it's quite a work of art.

  15. William - the height of those totems is amazing! Perfect location in the Great Hall.

  16. The totems are amazing to see, very beautiful.

  17. Magnificent fall colors in that header, BTW. :-)

  18. The eagle I am assuming, or maybe owl, in the second and forth photos is by far my favourite.
    The totem poles are incredible too.

    Really, really really enjoying this tour.

  19. William... your header is fabulous!!!! : ))

    If I had a chance I would visit this place often.

  20. The Spirit Of Haida Gwaii by Bill Reid is iconic isn't it? My repatriated BC Canadian pal says that the gov't people helping him re-integrate are SO nice! Glad Justin got his vote of approval. Aloha dear William

  21. I never thought to tell you until this new grand hall series. The lighting, shaped like a canoe, became the inspiration to finish a lighting fixture conceived thirty or forty years ago in a Frank Lloyd Wright style home.

  22. Loved the last but one picture the best.

  23. Wow ! what a selection of totems ! They are very artistic ! I have seen some here in Brussels in an exhibition, but they all were American Indians !

  24. The totem poles are magnificent works of art.

  25. Beautiful totems in the hall and neat photos ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  26. @Angie: it is.

    @Bill: I agree.

    @Revrunner: thanks!

    @Gemel: thank you.

    @Catarina: I enjoy my visits.

    @Mari: thanks.

  27. @Cloudia: thank you!

    @Joanne: that's interesting!

    @Magiceye: thanks.

    @Gattina: similar in some respects.

    @Fun60: they really are.

    @Eve: thank you.

    @Carol: thanks.