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November 6, 2013 | by

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While things may have been tense around Parliament Hill in the last day, let us take a moment to appreciate something lovely: the neo-Gothic wonder that is Canada’s Library of Parliament. Designed by Thomas Fuller and Chilion Jones, the 1876 structure is not open to the general public, but is portrayed on the Canadian ten-dollar note.

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2 Comments

  1. Robin Collins | November 6, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Actually the Library IS open to the public for guided tours (and I think you can step inside and look), but the books are for parliamentarians’ use only (they can read?) This is the only surviving part of the original Parliamentary Buildings, which burned down in 1916 and were rebuilt eleven years later.

  2. Robin Collins | November 6, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    make that Parliament Buildings, too many syllables in the above…

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