Friday, January 22, 2010

Skywatch Friday

This is the Centre Block of the Parliament Buildings in downtown Ottawa. And the top of the Peace Tower.

13 comments:

lizziviggi said...

What a gorgeous building! Was this photo taken in the summer, or does it just look warm?

Owlfarmer said...

This comes at a good time for me, Judy--I can direct my students to this post as an example of Gothic Revival architecture on this side of the pond. Thanks!

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

Thanks. I am glad you read it that way! I think your header is most impressive - I am very fond of lilac!

Sherri said...

Impressive is right! Loved it!

joo said...

Great choice for Skywatch Judy. What a beautiful building!
I like your new header:)

Greg Dimitriadis said...

Great neo-gothic building. Many town halls in the UK look like this, especially the Manchester Town Hall (although it's probably much smaller).

Lisa Wilson said...

Beautiful building and what a crisp blue sky!

Rune said...

Beautiful building and beautiful blue sky!

Clytie said...

Wonderful architecture, beautiful blue sky. I also got the impression that it was warm when these photos were taken. Sigh.

SquirrelQueen said...

A very impressive building. The main tower really stands out against that gorgeous blue sky. I love the perspective on your last photo.
Judy

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

Such a majestic looking building with that perfect blue sky background! Great photos!

George said...

What a beautiful blue sky above this very impressive building.

Owlfarmer said...

Thanks for filling me in on the history, Judy. It's rather interesting that it took a fire to generate the architecture--sort of like Chicago, in a way, but more like London. It took a fire to build the new Palaces of Westminster in Gothic style, too.

I love the paths Skywatch Friday leads us down . . .

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