Tuesday, March 31, 2009
This is the Library of Parliament (la Bibliothèque du Parlement). The main branch of the library, sits at the rear of the Centre Block, on Parliament Hill, in
, and is the last untouched part of that larger building's original incarnation, after it burned down in 1916. The library has been augmented and renovated a number of times since its construction in 1876, the last between 2002 and 2006, though the form and decor remain essentially authentic. I was very impressed by well decorated main reading room of the library. Ottawa
The building today serves as a Canadian icon, and appears on the obverse of the Canadian ten-dollar bill.
One of these days I’ll visit the Parliament where Noelani is interning (for the Laurentian Leadership Centre, remember?) with a real Senator!