Leaving the Memorial Chamber takes one out through this passage, and down a staircase back to the main level in Centre Block. The visitor ends up in the same corridor that leads west to the House of Commons.
Along this corridor are the portraits of recent prime ministers, done after their tenure in office is complete. Here we have two prime ministers, John Turner and Kim Campbell, whose times at the helm of the country were brief. Turner was a Liberal PM after Pierre Trudeau stepped down, losing the next election to Brian Mulroney. When Mulroney's tenure came to an end, Campbell replaced him as Conservative leader and Prime Minister- only to lose the federal election some months later.
The way out goes through Confederation Hall. This grand space is a focal point for the building, with corridors branching off for the Commons, the Senate, and the Library of Parliament from here. It was decorated for Christmas during my visit. I hope you've enjoyed this tour. I will likely do one more tour in here before the building closes up for the scheduled rehabilitation work, which is due to be underway in September.
...an impressive building.ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos of the building.ReplyDelete
It is an impressive building!ReplyDelete
The designs and arches are beautiful!ReplyDelete
Hello, I love the design and arches too. Pretty building! Have a great day!ReplyDelete
Thanks for this wonderful tour, William, I've really enjoyed it.ReplyDelete
I like the depth in your 7th photo of today, it's a pity that sign stood in the middle.
Gosh! I wonder if Italian stone cutters were involved, WilliamReplyDelete
i really enjoy the castle-like feel to it all ... very like u are going back in time and think u might see knights roaming around. awesome!! ( ;ReplyDelete
have a great weekend.
I can't see too much of this great building. Nice tour.ReplyDelete
@Tom: it certainly is.ReplyDelete
@Marianne: thank you!
@Marie: I've always thought so.
@Nancy: they really are.
@Eileen: thank you.
@Jan: you're welcome!
@Cloudia: our country has a good history in terms of stone masons. Some of them have been working on the rehabilitation process in recent years.
@Beth: it's a Canadian Hogwarts!
@Red: thank you.
Impressive building with wonderful arches, William !ReplyDelete
That is a spectacular building with amazing details.ReplyDelete
It reminds me of some grand gothic European cathedral! A magnificent structure!ReplyDelete
Very impressive and beautiful structure. The details are gorgeous.ReplyDelete
Espectacular estes pormenores.ReplyDelete
Um abraço e bom fim-de-semana.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
The detail in those last shots is wonderful!ReplyDelete
Lovely photos ~ favorite are the first two and how you captured the light so well!ReplyDelete
Happy Weekend to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
@Karl: I love the arches.ReplyDelete
@Sharon: it was well designed.
@Lowell: it does have that look.
@Bill: I agree!
@RedPat: thank you.
I do like the way they've decorated those arches.ReplyDelete
This walk would be haunting if taken at night.ReplyDelete
Nice tour of a beautiful building. Thank you, William!ReplyDelete
There is something so regal about arches.ReplyDelete
WOW. I must say it again: ornaments are beautiful. Amazing piece of work. Good shots too, William.ReplyDelete
I've very much enjoyed seeing the wonderful details of Confederation Hall, merci beaucoup William.ReplyDelete
What, no painting of Stephen Harper?ReplyDelete
@Revrunner: so do I.ReplyDelete
@Catalyst: I imagine the parliamentary police who oversee these buildings are used to it at night.
@Kay: you're welcome.
@Joe: I agree.
@Grace: you're welcome.
@Norma: not yet!