I am so glad that we decided to take a whole day here. The museum is HUGE and interesting. We were here for 6 hours and did not see everything, and many of the exhibits we did not have enough time to really look and learn everything on offer. The photos are from 3 different cameras and uploaded in a weird order, but as I know the futility of fighting with blogger, here goes the day in a random way.
From the first peoples exhibit- tidbits about famous first nations people. Sheldon Souray is from near my home town!
fountain outside the museum, with a view of parliament and some strangers
from the Mayan exhibit. I could have spent way more time in here, as I am very curious about the Mayan civilization and innovations. Alas, Mark and Avery were less interested and cruised through quickly
loved how the totem exhibit was set up: totems were placed in front of different styles of longhouse fronts. so much variety.
closer example of one (complete with some stranger who would not leave for me to take the picture. imagine the gall.)
and another. this time with one of my people:0)
look up... waaay up! I didn't call Rusty though.
what a statement
modern sculpture- wow!
love the bold colours
hey! we are back to the Mayan exhibit
the children's museum was awesome! Wish we had found it at the beginning of the day, rather than the end because we could have spent way more time here.
so that's where they come from!
in the japanese zen garden outside. had to explain to Avery why the paths were not a race track.
the view without the fountain interrupting.
one last picture at the museum before heading home
and waiting for the bus as the sun started to set. another good day was had!
And so went day 6. There were other exhibits seen, but no photos were taken. One amazing exhibit was set up to show all the provinces/regions in Canada as you strolled down a street. I don't think I can explain how well thought out it was... but you started in BC, and walked to Alberta etc and as you walked the twisty street the buildings and shops changed to represent each area, and different eras of the areas. Plus! The ceiling was made to look like a sky, which changed in brilliance as the day went on, and it gave an unreal sense of actually walking outside. You will have to experience it for yourself to see what I mean.
On a side note, I almost ordered lunch in French, but I think Avery is embarrassed by my attempts and she firmly told me after my first sentence that I could do it in English. So we talked (after) about how this was my chance to practice and that I was okay struggling through in order to improve. It is hard for her to not intervene!