Linda G. Hill

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#ThursdayDoors and Cee’s Fun Photos – Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

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In August, I went with my museum-loving son to Ottawa to visit, among others, the Canadian Museum of Nature. The museum is housed in a beautiful, historic building.

There’s more history to this place than I can recount in one sitting. Here’s just a small sample:
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“After the burning of the Parliament Buildings on the night of 3rd February, 1916, the House of Commons assembled in this building on the 4th and the Senate on the 8th February. Parliament met here for the last time on the 10th November, 1919 and assembled for the first time in the rebuilt Parliament Buildings on 26th February, 1920.”

I love taking pictures of doors when I can see them from the outside as well as in. Please click on any of the images to take a closer look.

It’s impossible to get the whole building in one shot from the front because the road is too narrow and there are houses across the street. But I did find this neat site, where you can slide the cursor back and forth to see a before (1912) and after (2013, when they renovated): http://www.pastottawa.com/comparison/canadian-museum-of-nature/113/ The photo is taken from the northeast – apparently the road was too narrow to get a full shot even a century ago.

If you enjoyed this post and would like to see more doors and participate, too, please visit Norm Frampton’s site here for links and instructions.

Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge this week is also all about entrances and doors! Here’s her link as well: https://ceenphotography.com/2016/11/08/cees-fun-foto-challenge-entrances-and-doors/

Thanks to Norm and Cee for the prompts!

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18 thoughts on “#ThursdayDoors and Cee’s Fun Photos – Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

  1. What beauties! You surely were lucky to get shots without the masses.

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  2. I love those doors, Linda, you got some great shots! πŸ™‚

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  3. Beautiful photos, Linda.

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  4. Love that inside view of the stained glass!

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  5. Awesome shots Linda – I’ll have to check this place out the next time we go to Ottawa. I love the stained glass too πŸ™‚

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  6. Beautiful photos, Linda. I love the interior shots of the windows.

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  7. Thanks so much for playing in my challenge as well as Norm’s challenge. Wonderful photos.

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