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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Parliamentary Pride

Update: March 2018

Respecting the Institution

I’ve been shooting Parliament year-round and am always amazed at the beauty of these architectural wonders.

Working on Parliament Hill for 25 years has given me an appreciation for the splendid architecture. I was so taken by the beauty, that I embarked on a photo assignment that would take 8 years.

Still adding to the Canadian Parliament photo collection, it contains more than 250 images of all the buildings on the parliamentary precinct, including the Centre, East, West and Langevin blocks, the Library of Parliament, Confederation and Justice buildings.

Featuring seasonal settings, Christmas, inside, silhouettes, Canada Day and night shots, this image bank is an important resource for the business, creative, political and diplomatic communities.

You’re invited to visit this rich Canadian Parliament collection and feel the pride that comes from being Canadian and free.

Thank you and have an excellent evening.

Michel – Website: https://loiselleblog.com/contact

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Knowing our Parliamentary Precinct

Update: March 2017

Parliament Hill

Today, I’m taking you on a visit of the main buildings that make up the Canadian Parliamentary Precinct. They’re based on gothic architecture and have so much to offer and interesting information to read along the way. We’ll see the Library of Parliament, the Confederation building, the East Block, the West Block, the Centre Block and Langevin Block.

The Confederation Building

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel Loiselle
The Confederation building corner of Wellington and Bank streets. Its 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. Read the Confederation Building article to know more.

The East Block

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The East block, sits on the East side of the Centre Block and mainly houses Parliamentarians and Senators. Find out about this very interesting building in downtown Ottawa just above the Rideau Canal.

The interesting part of this structure is that it looks different from the front and the back.

The Library of Parliament

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The Library of Parliament, also part of the Parliament Precinct, houses all the important documents needed for MPs to do their jobs. It is wonderful with originality and pride. 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. Read the photo essay on this incredible structure. The Library of Parliament was the only building left standing after the fire of 1916 destroyed most of the Centre Block, because an employee remembered to close the iron doors of the Library before leaving on February 3.

The West Block

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel LoiselleThe West Block of Canada. Sitting just West of Centre block.  It houses Ministers, Members of Parliament, their staff, committee rooms, and an important ceremonial space. It is presently being renovated. In 2019, it will be the temporary space for the House of Commons Chamber when the Centre Block closes for renovations.

The Langevin Block

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The Langevin Block, corner of Elgin and Wellington streets spanning to Metcalfe street, and takes a whole block in front of Parliament Hill. This building is mainly used for the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) business. It was the first federal government building to go up after Centre, East and West blocks on Wellington Street.

The Centre Block

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The Centre Block, what most people relate to when thinking of the Canadian Parliament with its 4-sided clock is recognized worldwide and is the number one tourist attraction in Ottawa year-round. It stands proud every day with its gargoyles at the entrance representing England and Scotland. There are tours specifically for schools to help our children better understand the architecture and legislative side of this incredible architectural wonder. Let’s not forget the history that goes behind the Parliament Centre block with all its Prime Ministers, Ministers, Members of Parliament and of course the Pages working to help Members accomplish their daily tasks. Here, we’ll take you on a seasonal tour of the Canadian Parliament Centre Block. Enjoy!

I hope you’ve enjoyed visiting the Parliamentary precinct and all its buildings. The images from these blog articles are from the Canadian Parliament photo collection. A 200+ collection of our Parliament buildings in scenarios such as Canada Day, inside, evenings, silhouettes, gargoyles, night, seasons, Christmas and much more. Have a look at the collection and I’m sure you’ll find something for your next project. Images start at $5 and are available for immediate download.

Thank you for visiting and have an excellent day!

Michel – Website

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OTHER POSTS BY MICHEL LOISELLE

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Political Institution

No matter the political party — We all respect the institution.

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OTHER POSTS BY MICHEL LOISELLE

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Reality is Also Art

Update – March 2017

Imagine my surprise when I saw the scaffolding at the National Gallery of Canada. What is it? An art exhibit? I had to go back and take the shot. Even the renovations are artful. Those workers look like LEGO characters. It’s great!

Ottawa Stock Photos by Michel Loiselle

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Great Hall Windows Replacement

2013 marked the 25th anniversary of the National Gallery of Canada’s building on Sussex Drive, which although still magnificent is now in need of some maintenance.

The building underwent some crucial repairs, including the replacement of all windows enclosing the Great Hall and the  reconstruction of thirteen roof assemblies within the skylight.

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The $9-million project was urgently needed maintenance. The 25-year-old building , for years had leaks in the hall’s vast interior. In fact this project has turned into a work of art after all. For now, gallery director Marc Mayer will only say that the blue tarp made to cover the project is a “surprise,” that will somehow be connected to Sakahan, the big summer exhibition of Native art from Canada and around the world.
Ottawa Stock Photos by Michel Loiselle

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Here are some pre-construction images for you to enjoy! The Ottawa photos here are part of a collection starting at $5 and available for immediate download. Have a look at the Portfolio on Mostphotos.com.

Ottawa Stock Photos by Michel Loiselle Here is the National Gallery of Canada in all her glory and the Notre-Dame Cathedral on Sussex Drive. If you visit Ottawa, it’s a must and, free on Thursdays. Now that’s a great deal! Source — The National Gallery of Canada Web site, The Ottawa Citizen. Thank you for reading and have a great evening.

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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 Senators. Listen Up! Design and ImagingHaunted CastleNight ShotsHey That’s My ImageMy Canadian Pride Is ShowingCanada Day on Parliament HillImages in Color and in StereoChristmas on Parliament Hill

The West Block of Canada

Update – March 2017

I’m taking you on a visit of the Parliamentary Precinct, and today, the topic is the West Block of Canada. This victorian high gothic style structure, built in 1865, stands just west of the Centre Block, hence the name.

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Here we see one of the West Block towers and behind it, the Confederation Building. Today, the West block is closed for renovations. It houses Ministers, Members of Parliament, their employees, committee rooms, and an important ceremonial space. In 2019, it will be the temporary space for the House of Commons Chamber when the Centre Block closes for renovations.

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What we’re seeing here is the West and Centre blocks, early during the renovations. This photo is and will always be an original image part of Canadian history.

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel Loiselle

This photo, from the Canadian Parliament collection, West Block at Night, shows the building in its evening glory. It is clad in a rustic Nepean sandstone exterior and dressed stone trim around windows and other edges, as well as displaying a multitude of stone carvings, including gargoyles, grotesques, and friezes, keeping with the style of the rest of the Parliamentary Precinct.

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An interesting fact that not many people are aware of, is that the building is featured on the front of the Canadian five dollar banknote with a portrait of Canada’s 8th PM, Sir Wilfrid Laurier.

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel Loiselle As we see here, it is a beautiful building full of gothic intrigue and character, and is also the site chosen to erect the statue of Sir Robert Borden, the 8th Prime Minister of Canada.

Stock photography by Michel LoiselleAnother point of interest that many are not familiar with, is that there is a tunnel connecting the West and Centre Blocks. It will be interesting to find out what will become of it after the renovations.

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel LoiselleDuring a prior renovation, these West Block turrets on the North side, were completely refurbished.

The West Block photos you see here are part of the Canadian Parliament collection of more than 250 images starting at $12 and available for immediate download. Have a look!

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about the West Block of Canada.

Have a great day!

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OTHER POSTS BY MICHEL LOISELLE

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Exploring Langevin Block

The Langevin Block

Update – March 2017

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel LoiselleAnother visit to Ottawa, and this time, the Langevin Block in front of Parliament Hill on Wellington Street.

ent photos by Michel LoiselleWhat many people don’t know is that it is mainly used for the Prime Minister’s office (PMO). Built between 1884 – 1889, it was the first federal government office building constructed outside the Parliamentary Precinct. It is made of sandstone obtained from a New Brunswick quarry.

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel Loiselle

As you can see in the aerial view below, It occupies a prominent place between Metcalfe and Elgin streets, adjacent to the National War Memorial, Fairmont Chateau Laurier, Government Conference CentreRideau Canal and the National Arts Centre. The Langevin Block is distinctive in Ottawa for its Second Empire style (or Napoleon III style, for the French elements in vogue during the era of the Second French Empire).

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel LoiselleThese images are part of the 250+ Canadian Parliament collection of photos now available on mostphotos.com. They are ideal for documents, reports, computer Wallpaper and PowerPoint presentations. Images start at $12 and are available for immediate download.

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Canadian Parliament photos by Michel Loiselle

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel LoiselleSee the complete Michel Loiselle Portfolio of images featuring People, Mammals, Christmas, Parliament, Seasons and more.

Thank you for dropping by and have an excellent evening!

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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 Senators. Listen Up! 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