Iain and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary on June 3, and to mark the occasion we spent a day in Ottawa with friends, touring the Royal Canadian Mint and the War Museum, dining out, and just enjoying the day and evening. It was a lot of fun! I have a few pictures from the War Museum to share (no photos allowed at the Mint, so I left my camera in the car).
The museum covers the history of war involving Canada from before the country’s beginnings, including first nations artifacts. I don’t know if these items are preserved originals or reproductions.
|Good grief, hockey players wear more armour than this!|
This WW1 gas mask creeped me out a bit.
|Rather reminds me of a Far Side cartoon: "Oooooooo".|
|Not often you see someone happy to be in the trenches.|
No trip to the museum would be complete without Hitler’s Car. I was reprimanded by a guard for touching said car, years ago at the old museum. The sign clearly stated “PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH THE EXHIBIT” but I was strangely compelled to do it anyway: I had to connect with that old evil, it seemed.
|The new museum has put the car safely out of reach - I don't think Shaquille O'Neil could touch it.|
|The mannequin in the display seems to be checking out my picture-taking.|