Look Up … Look Waaay Up!

“We shape our buildings; therefore they shape us” – Winston Churchill


The beautiful ceiling of the hallway leading to the Parlimentary Library in the Centre Block of Canada’s Houses of Parliment. Ottawa, Ontario. 

WPC- Look Up

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Symmetry

IMG_1780Welcome to the Centre Block of the Canada’s Houses of Parliament, in Ottawa, Ontario.  Begun in the mid 19th Century, this Victorian High Gothic structure was was destroyed by fire and subsequently rebuilt in 1916. The finishing touch was the central tower – The Peace Tower, dedicated to those Canadian who fought in WWI – was completed in 1927.  It is an imposing structure, perched as it is high on Parliament Hill, but I think its’ beautiful symmetry creates  balance, a calm and a kind of confidence.

Photo taken with my iPhone last May.

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