Weird Stuff at the Bay

Howdy!

Back on December 14th I was wandering around downtown (don’t ask me why I was hanging with the Christmas shoppers) and realized I had not been to the Hudson’s Bay Gallery before. It’s on the 5th floor of The Bay. And it was weird and wonderful.

The entrance to the Hudson's Bay Gallery.

The entrance to the Hudson's Bay Gallery.

Cool Door Handles.

Cool Door Handles.

A wooden pig.

A wooden pig.

Yup, that’s right, a wooden pig, with the various cuts of meat clearly marked.

The other side of the pig.

The other side of the pig.

Front of the pig.

Front of the pig.

Two pigs.

Two pigs.

At some point I need to find out where Hutton’s was. And why their models are in the Bay now. Then after I’ve solved that mystery, I’m going to have to make myself one (or maybe, two) just because I don’t already have enough useless stuff gathering dust in my apartment.

A hat.

A hat.

The hat in context.

The hat in context.

And you thought fashion only got funky in the 70s? The mock up of the store is supposed to recreate what Morgan’s looked like in 1894.

A bear.

A bear.

A scale (and it still works!)

A scale (and it still works!)

Graphic representation of how the British plundered the world.

Graphic representation of how the British plundered the world.

If you’re interested the Hudson Bay Company’s website does a way better job of actually explaining its history, but it’s way more fun to go down there in person. Promise.

Cool model of the S.S. Nascopie.

Cool model of the S.S. Nascopie.

More details about the S.S. (now referred to as RMS) Nascopie.

A beaver coat.

A beaver coat.

Not a beaver coat. (Maybe fox?)

Not a beaver coat. (Maybe fox?)

Different types of animal skins.

Different types of animal skins.

Teaching how to pack a canoe.

Teaching how to pack a canoe.

How I packed the model canoe.

How I packed the model canoe.

How the canoe was supposed to be packed.

How the canoe was supposed to be packed.

You see? In person it can be interactive!

If you have an extra 15 to 20 minutes to spare the next time you’re at The Bay, go check out their gallery. It definitely could use the love.

2 thoughts on “Weird Stuff at the Bay”

  1. I will definitely go check it out next time I’m there! And if I ever have to go to the Bay with sprogs, this will seriously help. Thanks!

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