Saturday, September 4, 2021

Chief Of The Undersea World And A Grand Hall

Departing from seeing the documentary film as noted in yesterday's post, I paused to photograph this view below. A dog sleigh team is mounted above the Museum's box office, legacy of a bygone era of Arctic exploration.

Close by is an item I usually see late in a visit to the Museum. Chief Of The Undersea World is a plaster cast version of the sculpture by Haida artist Bill Reid. This stylized killer whale occupies a portion of this level directly over the Museum's main entrance. 

The escalator down from here gives us a first view of the dramatic Grand Hall, boasting a six story high curving window, featuring totem poles and six Houses of the Pacific Coast. We'll carry on here tomorrow.


  1. I´d never be that brave .. or cold proof. Interesting French is first!
    Impressive architecture, too.

  2. Interesting exhibits. Rightly named Grand hall.

  3. So much to see and admire. So much to learn.

  4. That whale sculpture is beautiful.

  5. Hello,

    I love the dog sleigh and the sculpture is beautiful.
    Have a great weekend!

  6. @Iris: those were the days.

    @Nancy: it does fit.

    @Italiafinlandia: indeed.

    @Francisco: thank you.

    @David: definitely.

    @Sharon: that it is.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Jan: I agree.

  7. I think I'd need several days to look at all these beautiful works.

  8. Interesting when some of these exhibits are on a large scale.

  9. That sculpture is really magnificent. I like seeing the sled dogs, too.

  10. @Maywyn: I think so.

    @Tom: very much so.

    @Barbara: it's a big museum.

    @Red: very much so.

    @RedPat: I agree.

    @Jenny: it is.

  11. People were especially brave to explore the Arctic in the early days. The sculpture by Bill Reid is magnificent. A great museum, you have captured it beautifully.

  12. The whale sculpture looks beautiful.

    All the best Jan

  13. Impressive, such a fabulous museum.

  14. would that be interesting. very cool. ( :