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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Even, Even, More Summer Adventures - Yet Another Catchup Post

My friend Amy
 
I had a few days at home after coming back from my visit with Beatrice and Bonnie, getting a few things done and a little stitching here and there.  My next adventure brings us to August 9th when I met up with my friend Amy from work.  We had made a date to go check out the Mayan Exhibit at the Museum of Civilization.  I had never been there before so I took in a few of the permanent exhibits as well as one they have on the Queen and her visits to Canada, as it is her Jubilee year!


Upon entering the Museum of Civilization there was a BIG throne to advertise the Queen and Country exhibit.  Any of my friends know I'm just a big kid on the inside!  I just couldn't help myself and Amy did egg me on!


Before going to the Mayan Exhibit we checked out the Native Peoples exhibits including these spectacular totem poles.  You can rent this area for functions and weddings.  Amy assures me its VERY expensive!


 These are genuine real-sized totem poles!  Of course I'm a wee 5ft 2in on a good day!



The Mayan Exhibit was pretty neat, of course it was a lot of stone carvings, pots, and some jewelry.  Its neat to see things that are SO old.  I am constantly amazed at what we humans could do so long ago with the crudest of tools and materials!


Finally before leaving I wanted to take a bit of a walk outside on the grounds of the Museum, its a beautiful building and my understanding is there is not one single corner on the building.  There is also an amazing view of Ottawa and Parliament Hill as we were just across the river in Hull, Quebec.

See, Parliament Hill in the distance, museum on the right


Le Chateau Laurier (a hotel) much better view from the "other side of the river"

 Checking out the Japanese Zen Garden

It is definitely a neat museum to go visit!

13 comments:

Anna van Schurman said...

I've been there--years ago now. It is a great museum!

Karen said...

Those totem poles are amazing! I would have sat in the throne too hehe. :)

Gabriele said...

Not been there, but in BC. Very interesting.
The white statue you can see at the Airport in Vancouver.
Thanks for the pictures.

Gabriele said...

Not been there, but in BC. Very interesting.
The white statue you can see at the Airport in Vancouver.
Thanks for the pictures.

Annette-California said...

I loved every photo Dani. What a lovely trip and with your friends, wonderful. I to am amazed of what humans were able to create with little tools they had long ago.
love Annette

cucki said...

so beautiful x

Vickie said...

Wow! Thank you for sharing. :)

Carol said...

Love the totem pole photo with you next to it, Dani--I'm just under 5 ft. 2" also, so I would be dwarfed, too!! The Mayan exhibit looks fascinating--amazing that they are so well preserved, isn't it?

Catherine said...

Wow! I would love that museum!! Thanks so much for sharing your pics!

Jackie said...

The Japanese Zen Garden is lovely! And the hotel is stunning! You're definitely having a fantastic break.

Anne said...

Wow! Those Totem Poles are amazing! You look so wee under it!!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a great museum! The totem poles are amazing.

Julie said...

I love the pic of you on the throne.