I am starting off a Christmas series today, which I find ironic given my present mood. Some of you who are connected with me at Facebook probably saw my post on the weekend about being in a black wall depression at the moment. I am, admittedly, not a fan of Christmas, as it is a difficult time of year for me. But I'll do a series about the holidays in Ottawa regardless, and odds are some fresh shots will show up at the Ottawa Daily Photo Facebook page, along with the archive shots I add to the gallery there.
I am starting in a spot where I've spent the better part of the first half of this month in terms of the blog. Last year I went on a tour of Centre Block on Parliament Hill between Christmas and New Year's on a bitterly cold day. As it was uncertain at the time when the building would be closed down for the restoration work, I thought I would hold back some Christmas pics of the interior for this year. Christmas decorations are found throughout the building. This first tree stands in the large foyer outside the House of Commons.
This one, taken from two different perspectives, stood in the Hall of Honour, which leads to the Library of Parliament.
While this one stood in the Senate foyer.
In the background, a portrait of King George III lurks.
This is Confederation Hall from above, with its central pillar decorated for Christmas, and the arches surrounding it ringed by Christmas lights. On my way out of the building, I took some additional shots from the floor.