Update – February 2017
I’m exposing Parliament Hill. See it for what it really is – beautiful gothic castles in the middle of downtown Ottawa. Of course, many locals take the architecture for granted as it’s there everyday. This image, Corner Politics, taken from Wellington and O’Connor streets, concentrates on the West Block with the Peace Tower in the background. It’s not an angle you see every day. Below, the same scene is depicted at night to give you design choices. For more on this building, read my post The West Block of Canada.
Many of the photos here are ideal for canadian documents. They can lend some authenticity to your written word by giving substance. Adding photography to reports slows the reader while lending a more positive experience.
Here, we see the roof of the Library of Parliament. Its original architecture is so unique, you can’t help but want to see it up close. What goes on inside is a complete research service for parliamentarians. Read about it in my Library of Parliament photo feature.
Although I am a local myself, I’ve been looking at Parliament through the eyes of a tourist and photographing my findings in a collection since 2006. I’m always amazed at how wonderful the architecture is during any season and at any time of day. I’ve found some interesting angles and different themes to help with your page layouts. For more on different views of Parliament see my post 7 Year Parliament Project.
Consider original images such as this one, East Block Tower, seen from the unicorn gargoyle’s point of view. Again, not an everyday photo. These types of images give variety and originality to your reports.
Looking behind Parliament, here we see part of the Library of Parliament, the Peace Tower and the statue of Thomas D’arcy McGee. The flag is ever present and the late-day sun is shining just right on the gothic architecture.
Meanwhile, on the Peace Tower, we can see many grotesque and gargoyle sculptures. If you’re curious about these beasts, read my post Gargoyles on Parliament Hill to get the story.
Featuring the Parliament during different seasons is a great way to add varations to your documents and reports. Here, hundreds of tulips complement our institution. I invite you to read my post Tulips on Parliament Hill to see how nature and architecture get along in Spring.
The images in this blog are taken from the Canadian Parliament photo collection. It contains over 200 parliamentary images in categories such as Canada Day, Christmas on the Hill, Silhouettes, Indoors, Evenings, Nights and Seasons. Images start at $5 and are available for immediate download. Multi-user licensing is available.
Thank you for reading.
Michel – http://loiselleblog.com
OTHER POSTS BY MICHEL LOISELLE
Knowing our Parliamentary Precinct — Tulips on Parliament Hill – The West Block of Canada – 7 Year Parliament Project – Politically Speaking – Canada in One Photo – Design and Imaging — Haunted Castle — Night Shots — Hey That’s My Image — My Canadian Pride Is Showing — Canada Day on Parliament Hill — Images in Color and in Stereo – 5 Reasons to Use Photos — Gargoyles on Parliament Hill – Christmas on Parliament Hill — Live Music is Always Best — The Confederation Building — The Supreme Court of Canada