Saturday, December 15, 2018

Confederation Hall

Confederation Hall is the axis point of Centre Block. It is a grand entrance hall set behind the main entrance of the building, with corridors leading off from here to the House of Commons, the Senate, and the Library of Parliament. It is exquisitely carved with classical features and Canadian symbols. This time of year it is decorated for Christmas.


Here we have a view looking down the Hall of Honour towards the Library of Parliament.


The central pillar is wrapped in Christmas decor at present.


A straight on view of the Hall of Honour.


The views looking up are just as dramatic. I will be concluding this series tomorrow.

36 comments:

  1. The architect certainly pulled out all the stops for the centre-piece of his creation.

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  2. The soaring ceilings lift the heart. I hope the goings on in parliament do the same.

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  3. Oh, dear. It must have been a lot of work to hang all those garlands on the archs. And the result is beautiful!

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  4. ...grand architecture from a bygone era.

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  5. Those high, rich decorations are breathtaking and the shining floor of the long corridor is beautiful.

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  6. Hello, love the Christmas lights and decorations. Enjoy your day!

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  7. Belos pormenores e gostei do novo visual do blogue, aproveito para desejar um bom fim-de-semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    Livros-Autografados

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  8. The NCC should be sending you a cheque for promoting tourism in the area!

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  9. I can "hear" the echoes as I look at these photos. Ah...makes me want to sing (like a Cathedral choir)...something like the Hallelijah chorus.

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  10. Hello William!
    Very impressive building and great architecture .
    Beautiful Christmas decorations!
    Have a great weekend!
    Dimi...

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  11. It is very beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing it and the wonderful pictures. :-)

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  12. @John: I agree.

    @Joan: not always!

    @Klara: they decorate beautifully.

    @Tom: gothic architecture appeals to me.

    @Jan: I agree.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @David: they should.

    @Sandi: I can see that!

    @Marleen: definitely.

    @Dimi: thanks!

    @DJan: you're welcome.

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  13. It is such a beautiful, beautiful building!

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  14. The gothic arches soar into the heavens, as much as possible in stone. Love the Christmas decorations, and I agree, putting them up must have been quite a task!

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  15. Such architecture. I hope the restoration go well.

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  16. Dramatic appearance and very detailed.

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  17. They did a wonderful job decorating such an elegant space.

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  18. @Catarina: it really is!

    @Barbara: I imagine they'll do something similar in West Block for the coming years. I've never been in that building, but as the Commons will be meeting there, that'll change.

    @Anvilcloud: I hope it goes smoothly too.

    @Red: quite so!

    @Sharon: they did!

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  19. Very elegant decorating of this historical place and great shots!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  20. That look wonderful, a lot of work to decorate up there!

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  21. Magnificent architecture and shots. Tweeted.

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  22. I love all of those wonderful arches!

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  23. so awesome. love the holiday decor ... do u ever do anything special for the holiday season? a fave ale or beer? go celebrate!! enjoy your weekend. ( ;

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  24. @Carol: I agree!

    @Marianne: indeed.

    @Mari: definitely.

    @RedPat: so do I.

    @Bill: it is.

    @Beth: the holidays are something I try to avoid entirely. I'm having a difficult time with it right now.

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  25. Beautiful. That must have been quite a task getting all that garland up.

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  26. Wow. The Christmas decorations add the extra little sparkle! But you can't beat the bare bones of the fantastic architecture! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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  27. It's almost like gilding the lily, but the results are quite striking!

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  28. It's so grand.
    The architecture is beautiful.

    All the best Jan

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  29. How beautiful the arches and ribbed ceiling are, the tree is so colourful too:)

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  30. Love the way they decorate this place for Christmas! :-)

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  31. @Happyone: it's a lot of work!

    @Angie: thank you!

    @Linda: quite true.

    @Maywyn: thanks!

    @Jan: indeed!

    @Rosie: I agree.

    @Italiafinlandia: definitely!

    @Marie: yes it is!

    @Revrunner: so do I.

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