Saturday, April 2, 2016

Photographer Viewpoints Above Confederation Hall

I paid a visit to Parliament Hill in early March, wanting to photograph from the Peace Tower before spring. Views of Confederation Hall awaits those on the upper level waiting for the elevator to the observation deck. This area is beneath the Peace Tower, and serves as an axis point for Centre Block, which was rebuilt entirely after the 1916 fire that destroyed the previous Centre Block. 

36 comments:

  1. I admit, you are an artist, William.

    Tomás.

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  2. The pillars and ceiling have beautiful designs. Have a fabulous weekend!

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  3. Brilliant place! It reminds me of an old cathedral with all those columns and stone faces.

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  4. @Tax: indeed.

    @Tomas: the carvers who built the place were the artists.

    @Nancy: thank you!

    @Marianne: yes it is.

    @Denise: it is in that Gothic style.

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  5. Oh my, a lot of work went into that. beautiful.

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  6. Interesting and beautiful architecture.

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  7. Love that first shot. Stunning building

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  8. Striking views...especially the first one!

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  9. The whole building is very ornate and beautiful. When I walk in I just stop and look at everything.

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  10. What a fabulous view from up there William!

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  11. Isn't it lovely? Nice before the damn tourists arrive!

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  12. @Janey: the work crews and masons who built it did wonderful work.

    @Jan: it's tremendously appealing.

    @Mo: I quite agree!

    @Norma: thank you!

    @Red: it was well worth putting this amount of effort into it.

    @Grace: and more great views to come!

    @Jennifer: tours in the summer can be very busy, so just getting into the Tower itself can take awhile even if you're not doing a Centre Block tour.

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  13. So much texture in this place.

    Janis
    GDP

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  14. So ornate and just beautiful. I love the lines in the architecture. Good job.
    MB

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  15. Really impressive. I love the window on the last photo.

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  16. There are a lot of interesting details to capture from this vantage point.

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  17. @Linda: very much so!

    @Cloudia: it is that.

    @Janis: everywhere seems carved.

    @MB: they did wonders building this place.

    @Marleen: I did too. It's one of two flanking the entrance towards the elevator and the Memorial Chamber.

    @Sharon: there are, and much more to come.

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  18. It really is beautiful! We toured the building in 1996 - can't believe that was 20 years ago!

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  19. Excellent details, great architecture!

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  20. That looks a beautiful building and interesting to see it from a high viewpoint.

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  21. Love all those wonderful details, William!

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  22. @Pamela: it's well worth touring.

    @VP: thank you!

    @Karl: thanks!

    @Jenny: it's a great place to see.

    @Ciel: it certainly is.

    @RedPat: thanks!

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  23. What a beautiful building...nice pictures as well William...

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  24. Incredible architecture and you captured it so well!

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  25. wow wee, now that is a cool place. so amazing!! love the stain glass & that ceiling so so cool. some one knows architecture work. could i find another word over cool? i guess not. ha. ha!!! ( :

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  26. The gothic revival architecture is beyond stunning. You have captured its magnificence from many angles.

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  27. These are great views, William! What a gorgeous place. Well done!

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  28. It looks like an ancient cathedral. Beautiful. And I love your new header.

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