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.
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!
photo: Michel Loiselle
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.
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.
photo: Michel Loiselle
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.
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.
If 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.
It’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, CanadaDay, Christmas and more!
If 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.
Have a look at the collection, and, you too will answer yes if asked “Parlez-Vous Parliament”?
Another visit to Ottawa, and this time, the Langevin Block in front of Parliament Hill on Wellington Street.
What 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.
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 Centre, Rideau 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).
These 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.
See 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!
The Canadian Parliament is a statement in Gothic Revival architecture
The political lines to follow inside Parliament are evident by the beautiful gothic revival style that is the Rotunda. The workmanship and detail make the visit worthwhile as soon as you enter.
The love of gothic architecture continues outside on Parliament Hill with stone walls, turrets and gargoyles.
These images are part of the 250+ Canadian Parliament collection by Michel Loiselle. Photos start at $12 and are available for immediate download. Images are edited for color accuracy and noise, making them ready for publishing online or in print. The intended audience includes web and print designers, advertising and communications agencies and publishing houses. The audience also includes corporate business, Parliament Hill, diplomats and creatives.
When your project needs to portray Canada, this important collection will serve you well. See the portfolio at mostphotos.com.
Introducing the Canadian Parliament photo collection by Michel Loiselle. There are more than 200 images of our institution in scenarios including Canada Day, Christmas, Silhouettes, Seasons, Inside, Evening and Night shots. Read my article “Canada in One Photo” to see how this gothic architecture can be used.
The collection is now available to all who wish to add canadian imagery to PowerPoint presentations, reports, documents, articles and Web sites.
Images start at $12 and are available for immediate download. Multi-seat licensing is available for direct network access from you and your work colleagues.