Sunday, January 17, 2021

Water

For today I start with stained glass windows, within the Queens Lantern. This new addition to the museum honours both Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II.


Historic displays of the building are here too. This one refers to the stories of the building being haunted.


This view looks into the central atrium from the Lantern.


And two more views of Gaia.


The next gallery is the Water Gallery. It is dominated by the skeleton of an immature blue whale.


Panels examine the importance of water on Earth, its presence elsewhere in the universe, and its qualities.


An artifact here includes a quartz crystal still containing water. Very old water.

28 comments:

  1. Humanity must learn to protect the water.
    Love the images of Gaia.

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  2. That certainly is old water. Interesting.

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  3. I like the two stained glass windows and also the Gaia image.

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  4. A couple of friends of mine do wonderful work in stained glass.

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  5. ...water, where would we be without it? We should do a better job of caring for it.

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  6. Lovely stained glass windows and a lovely picture of the beautiful staircase.

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  7. I like the first photo of the look into the central atrium and one of the skeleton of the blue whale.

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  8. We should safe it as much as possible.

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  9. I like the stained glass. I wonder if that water is still drinkable.

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  10. Interesting quartz containing water. Loved the stained glass and Gaia. So glad we've evolved with a watery planet!

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  11. Awesome stain glass photos ~

    Moment by moment.....

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  12. I like the stained glass windows.

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  13. Water...we wouldn't be here without it.

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  14. Makes one wonder and dream, William!

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  15. Wow! Where would we be without water?

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  16. Beautiful stained glass windows.

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  17. Those windows and the atrium are especially beautiful. I love Gaia, too.

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  18. I just love the stained glass windows :)

    All the best Jan

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  19. Love that view in the third photo.

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  20. Great colors in those honorific windows.

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  21. @Italiafinlandia: you're welcome.

    @Gemel: true.

    @Anvilcloud: very old.

    @Rosemary: me too.

    @David: it is an art.

    @Tom: that's true.

    @Magiceye: thank you!

    @Jan: I do as well.

    @Catarina: indeed.

    @Fun60: I would think not.

    @Barbara: me too.

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  22. @Carol: thanks!

    @Karl: me too.

    @Sharon: indeed.

    @Cloudia: it does.

    @DJan: quite true.

    @Happyone: that they are.

    @Bill: very much so.

    @Jeanie: me too.

    @Jan: thanks!

    @Marie: me too.

    @Revrunner: definitely.

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  23. Those trefoil stained glass windows are really gorgeous. And your header picture looks very COLD!

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  24. Reminds me of learning over and over in school, our most valuable local resource was Lake Erie. That teacher was very serious, and he was right.

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  25. love those stain glass windows and that stair case ...wow wee! hope life is good. had not seen one of my favorite Canadian friends and i knew i had to stop in ... i read a few posts, saw this one and i knew i had to write a comment. i will read more now. laters. take care. ( ;

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