Library of Parliament
A while back we took a short trip to Ottawa our nation’s capitol to visit the Parliament buildings.
You can see some of the other doors I captured on that trip in this previous post.
While there we to took a guided tour inside the Centre Block which contains the House of Commons:
The Peace Tower:
As well as dozens of ministerial offices and my favourite space the Library of Parliament.
Unfortunately the lighting is very dark in the hallway leading to the library and I didn’t have my tripod with me to take a longer exposure shot.
To make matters worse, as our nice but somewhat intense tour guide lady kept telling us, “NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY! NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY! NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY!” was allowed 😦
So unfortunately this was as good a picture of its beautiful entrance door as I could get:
Needless to say that if I do go back, I’ll be sure to pack my tripod.
On the other side of that door is the kind of space I could get lost in for hours:
Rich warm wood tones, large workstations with comfortable seating, quiet nooks and alcoves, and a collection that exceeds 600,000 volumes… sigh 🙂
Here’s an exterior view of the Library roof with the Ottawa river in the background, as seen from the top of the Peace Tower:
Gee I guess it’s a good thing I stuck that one door picture in the middle of this #ThursdayDoors post 😀
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