Since I am busy here at the moment, take a look at my writer's blog for a photo post today on last weekend's Dragon Boat Festival here in Ottawa.
The National Research Council marked its centennial year in 2016. Founded by the federal government during the First World War, the NRC continues its mandate of scientific research and technology. Here on Sussex Drive, on the west side of the Rideau Falls area, can be found what is called the Temple of Science. It was part of the Doors Open event this year. The Temple dates to 1932, houses laboratories, and was designed to be a work of art in and of itself. This is not the headquarters of the organization- that is elsewhere in the city- but it is an architectural marvel.
Heading for the entrance, I paused to photograph the building across the street. This is the Pearson Building, part of the headquarters for our foreign ministry (the Diefenbaker Building, which is to the east, makes up the rest of the headquarters). This building was also on the Doors Open list this year, but I didn't go in, though I have before for Doors Open.
The building's architecture, of limestone with Italian influences, is a visual delight. The agency's researchers have included Nobel winners. I stepped in to photograph around the lobby area.