When you think of Ottawa, what comes to mind? The Parliament Buildings, Stephen Harper, Ottawa Sentators, the Canal and Beavertails. But, have you ever been to the Museum of Nature? It is right in the Nation’s Capital too! It is a beautiful building from the inside and out. From what I was told, it was Canada’s first “purposeful-built museum”, whatever that means. The woman haggling me while I was waiting in line to buy my entrance ticket told me that. The museum’s architecture is stunning. It underwent renovations last year and it looks even better. I love the floor to ceiling windows that are along the front, and the intricate detailing along the edges of the building are some noteable things to keep in mind.
Funny though, I lived across the street from the museum for over a year and never went. Now that I live on the other side of town, I have been a couple of times. Most of the exhibits don’t change too much. But the advertising and the front entrance focal points do.
Look up, way up! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it a freaking jellyfish! And it changes color at night to boot. Prior to this jellyfish, there was a whale, if I recall, hanging suspended from the ceiling.
Now, I am no professional photographer, but I did have some fun taking some random shots throughout the rest of the building, and learned a few valuable pieces of information along the way.