Behind Centre Block, we have two views of the exterior of the Library of Parliament. In recent years it's had extensive rehabilitation work done to it, hence its general looks. It's a beautiful part of the Parliamentary precinct.
Nearby is the Summer Pavilion, overlooking the Ottawa River, with views of Gatineau and Ottawa. I'll be featuring this again in an upcoming theme day.
This view from the Pavilion takes in the Confederation and Justice Blocks of Parliament on the left, with the Supreme Court to the right. I'll be taking you over to the Court starting tomorrow.
Lovely buildning and a great view.ReplyDelete
The view looks amazing!ReplyDelete
Love this part of the city. Looking forward to your theme day. I've got something up my sleeve. It could be a real shocker!ReplyDelete
That Pavillion and that view. Lovely.ReplyDelete
A very nice building with a view.ReplyDelete
Gosh! You make me think I ought to go downtown and photograph our own Supreme Court. :-)ReplyDelete
This is an area of Ottawa that Canadians can be very proud of. :)ReplyDelete
A couple of amazing buildings and a great view!ReplyDelete
Isn't the stonework amazing? I love it!ReplyDelete
It amazes me the amount of skill that went into building such a structure!ReplyDelete
Absolutely gorgeous William.ReplyDelete
Beautiful stone building and lovely view!ReplyDelete
Gosh the restoration work is beautiful William, a most appealing facade. Super view too, I'm curious to see that up and coming theme day shot.ReplyDelete
Restoration has done wonders to these buildings but if I could be picky for a second. I don't like the darkening of the grout between the locks. It's not normal. It also looks like some of this has not been cleaned.ReplyDelete
@Orvokki: it's a building with a lot of character- as long as you ignore the politicians. This time of year that's very easy.ReplyDelete
@Weekend: even on a muggy day.
@Halcyon: mine is curious in more than one way!
@Janis: the Pavilion makes good sense for the Shelter theme, which I think is October's.
@Marianne: when they do the serious work around the Centre Block, a lot of this area is going to be cordoned off.
@Revrunner: that's a good idea!
@VP: much better on a day without humidity though.ReplyDelete
@Jennifer: so do I.
@Janey: and stonemasonry's not as common as it once was.
@Luis: thank you.
@Grace: my Curiousity post is set to go, and when I come to the Shelter theme day in October, I've already got one photo taken during Doors Open.
@Red: I wonder if the Library will end up getting a bit of a scrub down when Centre Block is done as well.
Lot's of elaborate details on that building.ReplyDelete
Wow, that's either a stunning place or you're a remarkable photographer or both.ReplyDelete
I especially love the pavilion!ReplyDelete
Beautiful sites to see and a great view, too! One could ask for nothing better!ReplyDelete
You're making me want to jump on a plane to Ottawa!ReplyDelete
I like all the details in the first 2 photos!ReplyDelete
I love that summer pavilion!ReplyDelete
These are beautiful photos!ReplyDelete
Great looking architecture and a beautiful view.ReplyDelete
I like the reddish tint on the arches over the windows!ReplyDelete
@Sharon: it's seen a whole lot of history.ReplyDelete
@Eve: thank you!
@Norma: it's a wonderful place, I've always thought. Maybe not in the dead of winter with a howling wind blowing off the river. Well, I would think that way, but most people wouldn't.
@Ciel: any of my readers, I'd be more than happy to be a guide!
@Marleen: so do I.
@RedPat: it's a great addition to the property. I'll have to get some details on it for the next time I post about it.
@Jackie: thank you!
@Denise: even on humid days, it is a great place to get a look from.
@Linda: I wonder if that's from the original source of the stone. Red tends to signify the presence of iron.
Wow! What views of the river there must be up there. A city at its feet.ReplyDelete
I love the detail in the building.ReplyDelete
Beautiful. I need to get up there.ReplyDelete
wow, it's an incredible building!ReplyDelete
so fancy! luv the awesome architecture!! ( ;ReplyDelete
The Library of Parliament building must be one-of-a-kind! It is extraordinarily beautiful.ReplyDelete
Beautiful stonework !ReplyDelete
What a beautiful stone building! The detail work is really spectacular.ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh, that is so pretty.ReplyDelete
@Birdman: it's a great spot for views.ReplyDelete
@Gill: so do I.
@Joan: if you're ever coming this way let me know.
@Tanya: it really is.
@Beth: I do too.
@Kate: it's a wonder.
@Karl: that's true.
@Cheryl: it is!
@Kay: I agree.