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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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.

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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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Every Day Canadians

Update – March 2017

Photographing Canadians

Stock photos by Michel LoiselleEvery year, I visit Parliament Hill  on Canada Day. It’s simply wonderful! There are at least 100,000 people at any given moment and the free entertainment is incredible. You can see and hear musicians, buskers, circus acts, face painters, uni-cyclists, and anything else you can think of.

I photograph people who dress specifically for Canada Day on Parliament Hill and who want to show their pride and be different for a day. All of the people you see here were more than happy to pose with tourists and talk to everyone from around the world.

Got a minute? Have a look T the “People” photo collection and do visit the Portfolio for the complete collection.

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Designing with Photography

Update – February 2018

The Right Photo for the Right Project

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel Loiselle

Considering we’re all designing some type of communication like newsletters, communiqués, reports, presentations, blogs etc., read an idea that may help you choose the right photo for your Canadian document. A business project could go like this: We need an image that speaks loud but professionally. It should accommodate a title and other smaller text. And finally, it must portray Canada in a positive light.

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel LoiselleFinding the Right Image

The image above, Political Glow fits the bill as it’s very striking and has room for title and text. Also, anyone, anywhere in Canada will relate to the architecture and sense of pride, making it ideal. I’ve added the PARLIAMENT – PART OF OUR HERITAGE title to show how text and photo work well together. The landscape orientation is ideal for PowerPoint presentations. Don’t forget to use color to emphasize your point. Here, the IAM ART gold color is perfect as it’s matched to the building. The Parliament photo collection also includes a “Portrait” version of the image for those who are creating letter-size portrait formats.

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about photos for reports and encourage you to put it to use. Have a look at the 250+ collection of Canadian Parliament photos. Many of the pictures are ideal for Canadian documentation. Images start at $12 and can be downloaded any time. Extended and multi user licensing is available for sharing images directly on your network with business colleagues.

Browse the collection for ideas of images that are ready for publishing.

Thank you for reading and have a great evening.

Michel

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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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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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Parlez-Vous Parliament?

Update – February 2017

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Parliament Stock Photos For Documents

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel LoiselleIf you’re a parliamentarian, you speak Parliament everyday. You may work for a Member of Parliament or with a government agency in some way or another, you probably speak Parliament more than you think.

I’ve been parlez-vous Parliament since 1984 when I started working as a Graphic Designer on Parliament Hill. Also, I’ve photographed these incredible architectural treasures since 2006 and now have an extensive collection of images to share with all who wish to enhance documents or reports with Canadian photos.

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel LoiselleIt’s all about Canadian pride. Why use Parliament photos? Well it’s not what people expect to see in a document or PowerPoint presentation and is always a pleasant surprise for the reader to see the beauty that is our Canadian Parliament Heritage architecture. What I’ve done is phototographed the buildings of the Parliamentary Precint including the West, Centre, East and Langevin blocks, along with the Justice and Confederation buildings. These structures can be seen in all kinds of settings such as Seasons, Day, Night, Inside, Canada Day, Christmas and more!

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel LoiselleIf you’re from Canada or Ottawa, these photos will go a long way to bring professionalism to your communications whether in print or online. Photos add a certain importance to your articles or blogs. See the 200+ collection of Canadian Parliament photos starting at $12 and available for immediate download.

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel LoiselleHave a look at the collection, and, you too will answer yes if asked “Parlez-Vous Parliament”?

Canadian Parliament photos by Michel Loiselle

Have a great evening!

Michel

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