Nighttime On The Hill

Update: March 2018

Welcome to “Nighttime On The Hill. A look at our institutional architecture bathed in warm colorful light. It’s a fact, night images say look here, and we always do. Enjoy!

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This image is called Political Glow and it sure gets our attention. You should know that night images get more attention every time. I’ve gathered some after dinner images of the buildings on Parliament Hill.

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The Peace Tower during the Canada Day Fireworks celebrations on July 1st.


The West Block of Canada in front of the Peace Tower, on Wellington Street


The Centre Block and the Library of Parliament, after hours


The Confederation Building towers during magic hour


The Canadian Parliament Centre Block during the festive season


During magic hour, the Justice building, on the corner of Wellintgon and Kent Streets


View of Gatineau from Parliament Hill fence


A silhouette of the Peace Tower, the Library of Parliament and the East Block at sunset


The Parliament Centre and East blocks bathed in warm red sunset and blue Christmas lights


Canadian Police and Peace Officers’ Memorial behind Parliament


Overlooking the Centre Block from Major’s Hill park during sunset


The Parliament Centre Block during the Mosaika sound and light show


An Inuksuk overlooks Parliament Hill at sunset

I hope you’ve enjoyed this after-dinner look at our stunning institution that is Parliament.

See the 250 Parliament photo collection for more nighttime images.

Michel Loiselle – loiselle2@bell.net – 819-246-4103

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Canadian Parliament Photo Sampler

Update – March 2018

Looking for political or parliamentary photographs? Consider the Canadian Parliament photo collection. It includes 200+ images of our institution in scenarios such as Canada Day, Inside, Silhouettes, Christmas, Evenings, Seasons and Night shots.

View the Canadian Parliament photo sampler for inspiration! Images start at $12 and are available for immediate download.

Thank you for visiting and have an excellent evening,

Michel – Website

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Confederation Building – Parliament Hill

Update – March 2017

Ottawa, Bank and Wellington Streets

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel Loiselle

Today, I’d like to take you on Parliament Hill. More precisely, the Confederation building. As you can see, it’s an interesting structure with neat towers and beautiful turrets. It was completed in 1932 as the first major component of a new federal government precinct in the area west of Parliament Hill. It was designed by the Chief Architect’s Branch of the Department of Public Works, with official attribution to R.C. Wright, David Ewart and Thomas Adams.

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel LoiselleThe  exterior is virtually unchanged; It was originally constructed to house employees of federal departments, namely the Department of Agriculture.

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel Loiselle

The interior was renovated in the 1970s to mark a shift from accommodating departmental staff to housing a number of government Ministers and Members of Parliament with their staff. It now plays a central role in Parliament.

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel Loiselle

Approximate Size: 9,122.6 m2
Current Occupant: House of Commons

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel LoiselleI hope you’ve enjoyed reading about this interesting building. The pictures are from the Canadian Parliament photo collection. A 200+ image catalog showing Parliament architecture doing what it does best. Images start at $12 (web size) and are available for immediate download. You can also have a look at the various categories I offered, from People, Christmas, Mammals etc. See the galleries here:

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel LoiselleSources: PWGSC Services, Wikipedia
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OTHER POSTS BY MICHEL LOISELLE

Knowing our Parliamentary PrecinctTulips on Parliament Hill The West Block of Canada 7 Year Parliament Project – Politically Speaking Canada in One Photo Design and ImagingHaunted CastleNight ShotsHey That’s My ImageMy Canadian Pride Is ShowingCanada Day on Parliament HillImages in Color and in Stereo5 Reasons to Use PhotosGargoyles on Parliament Hill Christmas on Parliament Hill – Live Music is Always Best – The Confederation Building – The Supreme Court of Canada

The Library of Parliament

Update – January 2018

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Today, I’m taking you on a tour of the Library of Parliament. It’s an amazing building set in the High Victorian Gothic Revival style by Thomas Fuller and Chilion Jones. It opened in 1876. Directing a staff of 300, Sonia L’Heureux was appointed Parliamentary Librarian on June 22, 2012.

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel Loiselle

Library Business

Parliament photos by Michel LoiselleThe Library of Parliament offers information, reference and research services to parliamentarians and their staff, parliamentary committees, associations and delegations, and senior Senate and House of Commons officials.

Current issue reviews, backgrounders, compilations, legislative summaries, reading lists and finding aids are just some of the Library’s information tools.

The Library has more than 17 linear kilometres of materials (600,000 items) in its collection, including books, periodicals, government documents, CD-ROMs and videos. Parliamentary clients can also tap into services such as on-line databases, an electronic news filtering system and an on-line catalogue of information right from their desktops.

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel Loiselle

Inside

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The main reading room rises to a vaulted ceiling and the walls and stacks are lined with white pine panelling carved into a variety of textures, flowers, masks, and mythical creatures. In the galleries are displayed the coats of arms of the seven provinces that existed in 1876, as well as that of the Dominion of Canada, and standing directly in the centre of the room is a white marble statue of Queen Victoria, sculpted by Marchall Wood.

The Library

Interesting Facts

Banknote

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Not many people are aware that the building is featured on the Canadian ten dollar banknote. The front features a portrait of Canada’s first Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald, and a metallic image of the Library of Parliament.

Recycling

BuildingA significant portion of the old copper roofing from the Library of Parliament renovation, was reused by the Canadian War Museum at various locations throughout the museum’s interior spaces.

Fire of 1916

The 1916 fire that destroyed the majority of the Centre Block; the building was only connected to the main complex by a single corridor and the library clerk at the time, Michael MacCormac, secured the library’s iron doors before the fire could spread into that area.

Evening LibraryThere is so much more to know and learn about the Library of Parliament. Visit the Library site for an interesting fact sheet and more.

The images in this essay are part of the Canadian Parliament photo collection of more than 200 pictures. Images start at $5 and are available for immediate download.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the tour. Have an excellent evening.

Michel – http://loiselleblog.com

Sources: Wikipedia, Library of Parliament, Royal Canadian Mint.

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OTHER POSTS BY MICHEL LOISELLE

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5 Reasons For Using Photos

Update – March 2018

Importance of Photography – INFOGRAPHIC

It’s true. Images will get your communication piece noticed every time. Just ask a real Estate Agent or Marketing expert. We all look at pictures; it’s fun!

Here is an Infographic showing just how important photos are to our everyday and business lives.

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Photos by Michel LoiselleThe photos in this infographic can be viewed and purchased on the Mostphotos.com Web site. Images start at $12 and are available for immediate download. If you want, you can see the Portfolio, featuring over 600 images from all collections.

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US Embassy in Ottawa

UPDATE: March 2018

Stock photography by Michel Loiselle

The United States has had an official diplomatic presence in Canada since 1827. The building consolidates more than 10 Embassy-related offices and houses more than 200 people. Stock photography by Michel LoiselleReflecting the close relationship of friendly neighbors, the United States Embassy was completed in 1999, to harmonize with Ottawa’s urban design contexts on the embassy’s four sides: the Byward Market to the East; the Peacekeeping Monument and National Gallery to the North; the Federal district and Major’s Hill Park to the west; and the York Steps to the south. The embassy’s interior, showcasing the art of 59 artists from the United States, is organized as two bars of office space, joined by an atrium in the center.

Stock photography by Michel LoiselleArchitect – David Childs

David Childs (born 1941 Princeton, New Jersey) is a consulting design partner with the architectural firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. He is best known for his controversial redesign of the new One World Trade Center in New York. Childs graduated from Yale University in 1963 and earned a master’s degree from the Yale School of Art and Architecture in 1967.

Stock photography by Michel LoiselleAbout David Childs’ Embassy in Canada:

  • Size: 13,7983 square feet (12,819 square meters)
  • Design: A “plinth” stone base provides continuity and unity to the uneven terrain of the site; a center tower provides light and circulation to the interior
  • Example of Appropriate Architecture: Designed for this setting to suitably function as an embassy
  • Architectural Firm: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)

Stock photography by Michel LoiselleControversy

Local architects and citizens complained that the structure overshadowed the historic market and suggested that it looked like a battleship, or worried about the danger posed to local businesses by potential terrorist attacks against the embassy. These complaints were aggravated after the September 11 attacks, when a number of roads around the embassy were blocked, affecting traffic and hurting businesses. To this day traffic flow on Sussex Drive has been hampered by the closing of one of the lanes in order to place extra barriers.

US Embassy to Canada. Photo, Michel Loiselle

Office

Kelly Night Craft

On October 23, 2017, Kelly Night Craft was appointed US Ambassador to Canada. She is the first woman to assume this office. To find out more, visit Wikipedia below:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelly_Knight_Craft#/search

Stock photography by Michel LoisellePhotography

The pictures in this article can be obtained by visiting the Portfolio on mostphotos.com.  I invite you to also see the Canadian Parliament photo collection. Images start at $12 and are available for immediate download. Files are professionally produced and ready for publishing online or in print. I hope you’ve enjoyed touring the US Embassy, thank you and have a great evening!

Source: Doors Open, Wikipedia

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OTHER POSTS BY MICHEL LOISELLE

Knowing our Parliamentary PrecinctTulips on Parliament Hill The West Block of Canada 7 Year Parliament Project – Politically Speaking Canada in One Photo Design and ImagingHaunted CastleNight ShotsHey That’s My ImageMy Canadian Pride Is ShowingCanada Day on Parliament HillImages in Color and in Stereo5 Reasons to Use PhotosGargoyles on Parliament Hill Christmas on Parliament Hill – Live Music is Always Best – The Confederation Building

Night Shots

Update – March 2018

After dinner photography.

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel Loiselle

Let’s face it, night photos are exciting and demand to be noticed. This image of the Canadian Parliament with full moon and lights certainly gets our attention. When you need drama on a cover page, consider using a night shot. It could go a long way to deliver the right message to your targeted reader.

Stock photography by Michel LoiselleTake a look a what dark images can accomplish. This small town church does not have the same impact during the day. The stark contrast between black and colored light is amplified bringing more definition to your subject.

Stock photography by Michel LoiselleRemember that night shots portray different moods and can wake up feelings in people’s minds. A night photo says, “look here now” and we always do. Also, viewing a night image always seems to be done in slow motion, as we want to get it all in and study every light pattern and beautiful colors.

Evening, Dusk, Dawn and Twilight

Stock photography by Michel LoiselleLooking here, notice that it’s not quite nighttime. The sky isn’t black yet and lights seem to be more intense against the blue sky. At dusk or magic hour, images take on an unrealistic feel and seem to say so much more.

Stock photography by Michel LoiselleThis example, taken at dusk is also a conceptual image making it that much stronger. Conceptual photos let people imagine what the visual is portraying. Photos like these are ideal for editorial content when you want to deliver drama. A visual for a prison story for example. Below, we see the Zakim bridge in Boston, also at dusk. It was inspiring to see the lights along with the blue sky. Photos like these are always pleasing and fun to take. So grab the camera, find a subject and head out an hour before sunset and watch the magic begin!

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Ottawa Stock Photos by Michel Loiselle

Dawn, the beginning of twilight is also a great time to take photos as seen here with the National Gallery of Canada and the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica in Ottawa. You’ll agree that it warrants a second look. Now we’ve seen night, dawn and dusk. But there’s more.

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel Loiselle

Don’t forget about black & white photography. Besides being a night image, this Canada Day shot is also very powerful as a greyscale photo. Do consider including black & whites in your reports. I invite you to see the Canadian Parliament collection for more wonderful gothic architecture photography.

The photos in this blog are part of the Portfolio offered by Michel Loiselle. Images start at $12 and are available for immediate download. You can also obtain Extended and Multi-user licenses.

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Thank you for visiting and have an excellent day! uh night!

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OTHER POSTS BY MICHEL LOISELLE

Tulips on Parliament Hill The West Block of Canada 7 Year Parliament Project – Politically Speaking Canada in One Photo Design and ImagingHaunted CastleNight ShotsHey That’s My ImageMy Canadian Pride Is ShowingCanada Day on Parliament HillImages in Color and in Stereo5 Reasons to Use PhotosGargoyles on Parliament Hill Christmas on Parliament Hill – Live Music is Always Best – The Confederation Building