Who are we

We are a family of 3 who took a break from our routine. Usually we live in Scotland but February to the end of July 2011 we were on the road in North America for 6 months. We are Mark (also known as Dad), Rachel (also known as Mum... and a whole bunch of other names... my usual at-home blog is here) and little h (10/11 years of age during the trip).

Thursday, 24 February 2011

National Art



As promised here is a wee slideshow of pics in and around the The National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. You're not allowed to take pictures of the paintings and work inside but we did get more than a few photos of the fab/monstrous Louise Bourgeois piece "Maman" that stands just outside the front entrance (photos of that as we went in and then back out a few hours later...) and the building itself is really striking and bold. Inside we looked mainly at the Canadian art section but I did pop round the European section on the upper floor too (who can resist a quick van Gogh moment, a glimpse of Klimt... not I...).


National Gallery of Canada

9 comments:

Titus said...

Wonderful shots, and what a fabulous building.
Love the floor and sitter one, and don't those spiders get everywhere.

Rachel Fox said...

According to online sources the original stainless steel 'Maman' is in London whilst this Ottawa piece is one of several bronze casts that are scattered around the world. So impressive - particularly against the snow. I've only seen it in newspapers before.
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Rachel Fox said...

Mark took all these photos, I should add.
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Niamh B said...

Saw that Spider on honeymoon last year :-) oh, so jealous of yez all, they're some pretty special places ye're seeing there.

xox

Rachel Fox said...

Which one did you see? London one?
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hope said...

Wow...I'm worn out just reading the past couple of entries! Looks like you're all having a great time.

I have now scolded my Blogger List for not having this one properly listed. From now on I'll be able to follow your adventures in a timely manner...instead of a week late!

Keep having fun!

The Bug said...

Absolutely cool pics - not just the spider, but the ceiling ones too.

Rachel Fox said...

Nice to have you both with us!
x

Niamh B said...

saw the ottowa one! went and volunteered at the toolip festival there...
Enjoying piggy backing on your travels, quebec sounds scrumptious

x