Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Museum Finale

 The Hartland Covered Bridge is found in New Brunswick.

The L'Anse aux Meadows site is featured here, with a reconstruction of the Viking settlement in Newfoundland built alongside the site of the original, proof that Norsemen were in North America centuries before Columbus sailed across the ocean.

And the last of these is something to be found in many parts of Canada: a First Nations ceremonial dancer.

Coming out of the corridor brings us to this plaster cast of Chief Of The Undersea World, by Haida artist Bill Reid, a stylized depiction of the killer whale and a worthy companion to his Spirit Of Haida Gwaii, down in the Grand Hall.

Here we have a final view of the Grand Hall from above.

When I started this series I mentioned that I'd made two visits to the Museum. These were taken on my arrival outside during the second visit, a brighter day than the first one.

Between the two wings of the Museum, the Ottawa skyline beckons, with the Chateau Laurier and Parliament Hill dominating the horizon.

And this is the last shot for this tour, taken at the end of my second visit, as twilight was starting to show, looking back at the exhibit wing's main entrance. I hope you've enjoyed this extended tour of the Canadian Museum of History. I hope to be back here again in the not so distant future.


  1. The killer whale is cute (sorry, but it´s true).

  2. It was a nice tour with various well-known, but also new topics. The whale and your last shots of the outside are a great finish of the tour.

  3. Ottawa has so much to offer. My daughter has always enjoyed living there.

  4. ...all good things come to an end.

  5. I drove through the covered bridge at Hartland many times.... back and forth all on one day, just because it was such an interesting experience.

  6. The architecture of that museum is another piece of beauty. It is lovely to see in your photos.

  7. I look forward to your next tour.

  8. Beautiful building, the glass brings the Atlantic Ocean in.

  9. A fabulous building! I love that piece by Bill Reid.

  10. The building in stunningly beautiful.

  11. @Iris: thank you!

    @Jan: I thought it appropriate.

    @David: I love living here.

    @Tom: quite true.

    @Shammickite: I've been there twice.

    @Barbara: it is a stunning museum.

    @Red: coming up later in the month I'll be showing another museum.

    @Mawyn: or so it seems!

    @RedPat: I do too.

    @Bill: it is!

    @Bas: thanks!

  12. I always enjoy the exterior photos of that building.

  13. The whale really is a marvelous work.

  14. Thanks for what has been a wonderful visit!

  15. It looks such a wonderful building ...

    All the best Jan

  16. I like the sculpture of the killer whale.

  17. I enjoyed it very much... learned a lot and marveled at your excellent pictures and skills as a docent. I’m glad it was a lovely blue sky day on one of your visits because these outside shots are great. (Although the Museum would certainly be a great place to visit on a chilly gray day! It would brighten my outlook, wish we had such a great museum here.)

  18. Interesting post. So many things to see!

  19. Was a fascinating tour of the Museum William, as I mentioned before the actual museum itself is a work of art. Enjoyed the glimpse of Chateau Laurier 💛

  20. Quite the museum finale ~ ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  21. @Marie: I enjoy photographing it.

    @Revrunner: it certainly is.

    @Jeanie: you're welcome.

    @Jan: definitely.

    @Joanne: you're welcome.

    @Michelle: me too.

  22. @Magiceye: indeed.

    @Sallie: this one is my favourite museum here. But we have so many good ones.

    @MB: as do I.

    @Linda: thanks!

    @Grace: thank you.

    @Carol: I have to get up there again in December.