Monday, February 22, 2021


Today I conclude this visit to the Canadian Museum of Nature that I took in December before the lockdown, but tomorrow I have something of a coda. The Queens Lantern, with its glass walls, allows for great views looking out, including at the rest of the building. 

One more look up at the Moon.

And here we have the bottom level of the Lantern. During normal operations there might be activities set up here. At present, this area was closed off for Covid restrictions.

At the bottom of the central staircase I took this detail shot.

Heading out, I photographed one of the stained glass windows above the main entrance doors.

Outside, carved onto the walls, various heads of animals can be seen.

Here we have the main entrance.

And the west side.

And I leave off with this view of the Museum from the entrance to the Landscapes Of Canada Gardens,  where I'll pick up tomorrow with a look at the place from a recent winter's day visit.


  1. I guess the mammoths are okay with the cold weather.

  2. A very interesting museum! If I ever get the chance ...

  3. Ottawa has so many interesting places to visit. When COVID no longer regulates my life I will be back for a visit.

  4. It was a great visit again, William. I really enjoyed various parts.

  5. @Linda: they don't mind.

    @Iris: looks like a fox to me.

    @Italiafinlandia: you're welcome.

    @Ella: you'd enjoy it.

    @David: hopefully soon.

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @Jan: thank you.

  6. Thank you for the museum tour. The building is impressive.

  7. What beautiful stained glass! I enjoyed this visit.

  8. You got a ton of material you of that visit.

  9. This has been a really great series, William !
    Beautiful stained glass !

  10. That stained glass is gorgeous.

  11. I love the details of the old part of the building!

  12. The Queens Lantern is such a departure from the older architecture...but with it's own attraction it somehow works.

  13. The museum looks very nice from outside ! I wonder if the animal heads are there to protect the buildigs, like gargoyls on old buildings ! In Oxford on all universities there were gargoyls !

  14. Wonderful 'angle' shots ~ love the fox on the door and the elephant sculptures in the snow ~ great photos!

    Living moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  15. A wonderful series, thank you William.

  16. Another window manufacturer's dream. :-)

  17. The elephants are going to freeze. Such a great place and you (literally) covered it fro every wonderful angle!

  18. I think The Queen's Lantern might be my favorite of these. It really is a beautiful, peaceful spot.

  19. ohh beautiful place William:)))

    Really the last one got my attention the elephants in the snow !

  20. @Nancy: it is!

    @Tom: that it is.

    @DJan: I enjoyed showing it.

    @Anvilcloud: I really did.

    @Karl: I love stained glass.

    @Sharon: I agree.

    @Red: thank you!

    @RedPat: so do I.

    @Barbara: I think so too.

    @Gattina: I can see that.

    @Carol: thanks!

    @Bill: you're welcome.

    @Marie: definitely.

    @Revrunner: indeed.

    @Sallie: thanks!

    @Jeanie: it's a beautiful addition.

    @Anita: they seem to do quite well in snow.

  21. Lots of lovely details here today William and as you say beautiful views from the Queen's Lantern ✨

  22. Lots of beautiful snow and Elephants. Love the Fox panel.