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I caught those 2 men lost in their thoughts. It’s fun to see how each one has it’s won way on reflecting.
National Library of Canada, Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario
The Library of Parliament originated in the legislative libraries of Upper and Lower Canada, created in the 1790s. These libraries were amalgamated when Upper and Lower Canada were united in 1841.
The Library’s architects felt that only a Gothic Revival building “could be adapted to a site at once so picturesque and so grand.” With its massive flying buttresses and rough exterior of Nepean sandstone, the Library looks as if it were hewn from the craggy bluff separating it from the Ottawa River.
Inside, the variety of textures, colours and handcrafted detail are typical of this style of architecture. Thousands of flowers, masks and mythical beasts have been carved into the white pine panelling. The galleries display the coats of arms for the seven provinces existing in 1876 and one for the Dominion of Canada. In the centre of the room is a white marble statue of the young Queen Victoria, sculpted by Marshall Wood in 1871. ref: Parliament of Canada.
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
Shutter Speed: 1/80 sec.
Aperture priority: F/14.0
Copyright: Yannik Hay