I think I’d only been to the ROM once before so I figured it was time to go again. I looked at a show about Ghanaian textiles and saw some ancient artifacts from around the world, but the most popular with the families is, of course, the dinosaurs. I like ’em too.
They had shelves of tiny soldiers of all nationalities, even Mounties, in one of the stairwells.
African masks from the artifact collection.
This is a huge piece of art, maybe about 20 feet by 30 feet. It is made of discarded pop cans and is quite amazing. I tried to memorize the artist’s name, an African man–but I should have taken a picture of the information, because my brain is too feeble and I can’t find it on their website. I’ve just sent them an e-mail. I’ll let you know when I find it. It must have taken months and months, if not years to do, and would be so difficult to move!
An assortment of skeletons. I think the one closest is a sabre toothed cat of some sort. I didn’t write down any names because my feet were sore and I was uncomfortable, but they are pretty cool anyway.
I liked this big bruiser. I’d say it was about 3 1/2 feet high by 3 feet wide.
Something with big teeth and claws. It looks pretty scary, even tens of thousands of years later.
There was a mastodon skeleton, and it was a huge thing. A photo never would have done it justice. It was probably another third larger than a big bull elephant.
They had big aviaries of stuffed birds in flight. This is a Royal Albatross and the wing span was about 10 feet! Massive bird!
I can’t say that I’m that keen on the modernistic cube that has been added to the Bloor Street side of the museum, especially on the inside, but this is glorious!
Tomorrow: Yorkville and Kensington Market.