Day at the Museum

Photo essay: Montreal's Museum of Fine Arts

by Shazde Asdola Mirza
Museums are our most modern collective houses of worship. I am not sure what is worshiped there; but it may be color, form, humanity or god. Mornings are the best time to visit, as one can have more peace and quiet, with less screaming and running kids. Montreal mornings in winter are doubly nice and bright, when the sky opens after a storm, to offer again its cotton dotted emerald. The Museum of Fine Arts has three separate buildings, but all have underground connections. Visiting is free of charge, but the gorgeous collection and the innocent looking donation boxes, make frugality impossible. I love the exterior of the old church building, the permanent collection of the marble edifice, and the architecture of the modern one. It has some Iranian pieces too, but I didn't go there to fan my Persian ego ... rather to worship the universal sense of beauty and wonder. The photos are taken with a simple phone camera, so excuse the quality and forgive the photoman.

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Nice Job

by All-Iranians on

Thanks Jenab Shazde!

Shazde Asdola Mirza

نازنین خانم

Shazde Asdola Mirza

صبح اول وقت رفتم. هوا هم خیلی‌ سرد بود. در غیر اینصورت، همانطور که شما اشاره کردید؛ موزه پر از آدم، حوا و بچه میشود.

Shazde Asdola Mirza

Many thanks for your comments

by Shazde Asdola Mirza on

Dear Mrlayl (on last photo): you are simply too kind.

comrade Lily: I am glad that you have enjoyed.

Nazanin karvar


by Nazanin karvar on

بسیار عالی بود... مرسی که ما را هم با خود به موزه بردید... و چه خوب که موزه خلوت بود...هر چند که مکان‌های خلوت را دوست دارم ولی خیلی خیلی کم برای من اتفاق میفته که جایی برم و از آدم پر نباشد


و عکس ۱۹ یکی از جالب ترین‌ها بود برای من :) 

Tiger Lily

Well done, comrade Shazde

by Tiger Lily on

that was enjoyable.

This is a great shot, well done!