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Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
February 23, 2008
From journal Albany to Ottawa and Back Again
Saint John, New Brunswick
May 18, 2004
The structure of the gallery is meant to mirror that of the Library and the steeple of Notre Dame Cathedral, which is across the street. It is quite striking.
The area surrounding the Gallery is very interesting. On one side of Sussex Drive are some of the more "chic" boutiques and private galleries. The other side is a park with sculptures and lookouts over the river. In the centre on a concrete is the Peace Keepers memorial. Built as a testament to their work and sacrifices out of concrete and bronze, its "urbanness" was something of a mini-scandal when it was first erected.
The inside of the Gallery, of course, houses many of Canada's great artistic treasures and features many exhibitions of international artists throughout the year. My personal favorite was some years ago when the Salvador Dali exhibit was in town and there was a giant red lobster erected over the entrance.
The art of the Inuit and First Nations are also very beautiful. I was fascinated by the examples of birch bark "biting" and beadwork.
From journal Oh Oh Ottawa
November 29, 2000
From journal A Capital City
by Jim Rosenberg
September 28, 2000
From journal Ottawa, Ontario: A North American Gem