Monday in Ottawa

Maman, the spider, with Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica behind

We went to the Nation­al Gallery today, and spent about five hours wan­der­ing the var­i­ous gal­leries.

  • Vase with Zinnias and Geraniums, by Vincent van Gogh
    Vase with Zin­nias and Gera­ni­ums, by Vin­cent van Gogh
  • Hope I, by Gustav Klimt
    Hope I, by Gus­tav Klimt
  • Stacked Porcelain Vases as a Pillar, by Ai Weiwei
    Stacked Porce­lain Vas­es as a Pil­lar, by Ai Wei­wei
  • Detail from Stacked Porcelain Vases as a Pillar, by Ai Weiwei
    Detail from Stacked Porce­lain Vas­es as a Pil­lar, by Ai Wei­wei
  • A Meeting of the School Trustees, by Robert Harris
    A Meet­ing of the School Trustees, by Robert Har­ris
  • North Shore, Lake Superior, by Lawren S. Harris
    North Shore, Lake Supe­ri­or, by Lawren S. Har­ris
  • Kathleen poses with Voice of Fire, by Barnett Newman
    Kath­leen pos­es with Voice of Fire, by Bar­nett New­man
  • Sappers at Work, by David Bomberg
    Sap­pers at Work, by David Bomberg
  • Still Life with Crabs, by Joris van Son
    Still Life with Crabs, by Joris van Son

And then, since the doors were open, we went into the Notre Dame Basil­i­ca across the street. (You can see its sil­ver spires in the pho­to at the top of this post, along with Maman, who stands guard in front of the Nation­al Gallery.)

  • Inside the cathedral
    Inside the cathe­dral
  • Stars on the cathedral ceiling
    Stars on the cathe­dral ceil­ing
  • Detail: Jesus above the altar
    Detail: Jesus above the altar

(You can tell Ottawa’s a gov­ern­ment town: some­one paint­ed the trees.)

"Wet Paint" signs on the trees
“Wet Paint” signs on the trees

Series: Ottawa 2019

The entire series: Mon­day in Ottawa; Ottawa, Day 2; Ottawa, day 3; Ottawa, Day 4; Ottawa, day 5; Ottawa, Day 6; Ottawa, days 7 & 8.