Like other buildings on Parliament Hill, Centre Block is in the Gothic Revival style, as had been the first version destroyed in the fire. Confederation Hall is the focal point of the building, with corridors leading off to the House of Commons, the Senate, and the Library Of Parliament.
For the visitor, it is first viewed from above while waiting for the elevator up the Peace Tower. It's an octagonal chamber, with limestone columns circling the room, and beautiful carvings to be found throughout.
This gives you a view from the floor level.
Around Christmas, these columns and the hall are decorated for the season. I'll have to do the full tour of Centre Block around then. With luck, that includes getting into the House of Commons too.
Below, the Hall of Honour branches off from Confederation Hall, and goes to the Library Of Parliament at the far end.
I'll be returning to the Peace Tower in a few days for Remembrance Day, but until then, there are a few other posts to see to.
I cannot help trying to imagine a ball in Confederation Hall. It is beautiful and would be a perfect setting!ReplyDelete
It'd be unusual to see one there!Delete
Looks a magical space.ReplyDelete
I like it, despite the persistant presence of politicians...Delete
The detail is spectacular. Wonderful shots.ReplyDelete
what a beautiful place! looking forward to seeing it all decked out for christmas!ReplyDelete
I'll definitely have to get some shots in!Delete
Nice shots, all. I like the last one. Try it in HDR, will be perfectly good.ReplyDelete
I'll see if I've got that in my mobile....Delete
It sure is a beautiful building inside! And your photos are wonderful!ReplyDelete
Those columns and arches are wonderful as is your perspective in that last shot.ReplyDelete
Thanks. I really have to take the full tour. I think it gets into the library, and that's a spectacular space.Delete
Wow! What an incredibly beautiful place! Great shots.ReplyDelete
It's beautiful! Reminds me of the National Cathedral in DC.ReplyDelete
A place I'll have to get to someday.Delete
Such impressive architecture. It could be a movie setReplyDelete
I wonder if they've ever thought of it....Delete
How beautiful The Fan vault is fabulous.ReplyDelete
You live in a most beautiful city.
What a stunning place. It's great to see a building with cathedral quality architecture and details used as a public space. And you captured it beautifully !ReplyDelete
It's a place that's quite easy to photograph, and never the same look twice....Delete
First photo looks like a fairy tale castle entrance!!!ReplyDelete
Just with politicians instead of court jesters.Delete
My word that is amazing. I cannot imagine any craftsmen doing that kind of work on a building today. Not that some couldn't of course. I'm just saying.......ReplyDelete
These days it seems the emphasis is put it up as fast as you can without the esthetic quality coming to mind....Delete
This place is simply amazing! Love every shot.ReplyDelete
Bliss..so many arches, my favourite architectural feature!ReplyDelete
I'm fond of arches too!Delete
Wow, this is soooooo pretty.ReplyDelete
The masons really outdid themselves.Delete