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.
amazing ceiling and apogees.ReplyDelete
I admit, you are an artist, William.ReplyDelete
The pillars and ceiling have beautiful designs. Have a fabulous weekend!ReplyDelete
It is a beautiful building.ReplyDelete
Brilliant place! It reminds me of an old cathedral with all those columns and stone faces.ReplyDelete
@Tomas: the carvers who built the place were the artists.
@Nancy: thank you!
@Marianne: yes it is.
@Denise: it is in that Gothic style.
Oh my, a lot of work went into that. beautiful.ReplyDelete
Interesting and beautiful architecture.ReplyDelete
Love that first shot. Stunning buildingReplyDelete
Striking views...especially the first one!ReplyDelete
The whole building is very ornate and beautiful. When I walk in I just stop and look at everything.ReplyDelete
What a fabulous view from up there William!ReplyDelete
Isn't it lovely? Nice before the damn tourists arrive!ReplyDelete
@Janey: the work crews and masons who built it did wonderful work.ReplyDelete
@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.
A Solid place to believe in!ReplyDelete
So much texture in this place.ReplyDelete
So ornate and just beautiful. I love the lines in the architecture. Good job.ReplyDelete
Really impressive. I love the window on the last photo.ReplyDelete
There are a lot of interesting details to capture from this vantage point.ReplyDelete
@Linda: very much so!ReplyDelete
@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.
It really is beautiful! We toured the building in 1996 - can't believe that was 20 years ago!ReplyDelete
Excellent details, great architecture!ReplyDelete
VP is right !ReplyDelete
That looks a beautiful building and interesting to see it from a high viewpoint.ReplyDelete
Oh wow! That's gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Love all those wonderful details, William!ReplyDelete
@Pamela: it's well worth touring.ReplyDelete
@VP: thank you!
@Jenny: it's a great place to see.
@Ciel: it certainly is.
What a beautiful building...nice pictures as well William...ReplyDelete
Incredible architecture and you captured it so well!ReplyDelete
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!!! ( :ReplyDelete
The gothic revival architecture is beyond stunning. You have captured its magnificence from many angles.ReplyDelete
These are great views, William! What a gorgeous place. Well done!ReplyDelete
It looks like an ancient cathedral. Beautiful. And I love your new header.ReplyDelete
@Mari: thank you.
@Beth: it is amazing.
@Genie: I love Gothic.
@Kay: it really is.
@Debs: Gothic has that effect.