The Library Of Parliament is the one remaining part of the original Centre Block to have survived the 1916 fire. This is looking back to the main entrance. Though the doors don't look the part, they're actually iron doors, and the quick actions of a clerk here on that night saved the library and its contents.
The room itself is grand, filled with amazing woodwork and shelves upon shelves of books.
Everything in here draws the eyes, including the pattern of the domed ceiling.
I'd say it's the most beautiful room in the entire city.
There's even a bust of Queen Elizabeth here, one of several busts.
More from the Library tomorrow...