BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

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CANADA’S PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS, OTTAWA

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This cliff side view of Canada’s Parliament Buildings is an impressive sight. The photo was taken on a brilliant spring day but I thought the Gothic Revival architecture lent itself to a black and white treatment. The Parliament Hill complex was rebuilt in 1916 after a fire raised the original to the ground, only the Library of Parliament (the building on the far right) survived the fire. After more than a century the buildings are in the process of being renovated but at this writing, you can still walk around the grounds, toss a ball on the lawn, even raise a protest sign!

10 thoughts on “CANADA’S PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS, OTTAWA

  1. The Library is magical!

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  2. Very nice in B&W, Belinda! It always amazes me to see such elaborate structures and know they were built without “modern” building equipment.

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  3. Wonderful architecture, friend!

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  4. Gorgeous buildings and photographs! But for some reason, the Gothic architecture doesn’t fit my understanding of Canada. I find the tall spires and sharp angles to be rather cold and distancing, but I’ve always experienced Canada as being warm (metaphorically) and welcoming.

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  5. Lovely monochrome, Belinda 🙂

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