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View Poll Results: Canadian Parliament vs. U.S. Capitol
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Old April 11th, 2006, 04:19 AM   #21
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The USA capitol it just looks so clean and majestic.
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Old April 11th, 2006, 04:36 AM   #22
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^ why the [email protected]%k do people feel the need to dump a tonne of pics that have NO relation to the thread?? One would have done just fine... please remove them.

I honestly prefer neo-gothic over neo-classical any day, but that's my personality. The Canadian parliament is an extremely handsome and intense building... it is both majestic and intimate at the same time, and it helps that the building is very accessible. The best part is the library, which is part of the original parliament buildings





Parliament Hill also has a beautiful setting...







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Old April 11th, 2006, 05:05 AM   #23
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I found some interiour pics of the Canadian Parliament...





































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Old April 11th, 2006, 05:10 AM   #24
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Fire of 1916-


You can take a vurtual tour here:

http://www.parliamenthill.gc.ca/text...thehill_e.html
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Old April 11th, 2006, 06:32 AM   #25
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Two of the best around, that's for sure.

Of course im a sucker for the Canadian though.
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Old April 11th, 2006, 06:38 AM   #26
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Quote:
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why the [email protected]%k do people feel the need to dump a tonne of pics that have NO relation to the thread?? One would have done just fine... please remove them.[/IMG]

Considering Glasgow University and the original structure at Parliament Hill are both Gothic Revival buildings, and also that Glasgow University's main structure was finished in 1870, and the Centre Block at Parliament Hill was completed in 1878, then I would say both are highly related to each other!!

http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/ref...gothic_revival


Below is picture of something that is not related to Parliament Hill -




Glasgow University -





Parliament Hill -




Glasgow University -





Parliament Hill -




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Old April 11th, 2006, 06:49 AM   #27
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It should be pointed out that the Peace Tower wasn't built until 1916 after the original Victoria Tower burnt down.

Before the fire.
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Old April 11th, 2006, 07:05 AM   #28
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Considering Glasgow University and the original structure at Parliament Hill are both Gothic Revival buildings, and also that Glasgow University's main structure was finished in 1870, and the Centre Block at Parliament Hill was completed in 1878, then I would say both are highly related to each other!!

Glasgow University -



Parliament Hill -

While they do look similar it is pretty obvious that the Canadian Parliament has that extra something which sets them far apart.
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Old April 11th, 2006, 07:15 AM   #29
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I wasn't claiming one was better than the other. I was just highlighting the similarities between Gothic Revival buildings built in the latter half of the 19th century!

Having been to both, I wouldn't rate one better than the other. Both are superb structures with their own strengths.
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Old April 11th, 2006, 07:17 AM   #30
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I voted for the U.S. Capitol, but both are amazing!
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Old April 11th, 2006, 07:33 AM   #31
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Betty is correct in saying there is a similarity... this particular style
of Gothic Revival for schools was extremely popular at the time.... most cities
have gobs of them still. Here is one on Spadina Avenue, in Toronto, and there
are others like Upper Canada College, etc.... See how it compares to the college in Glasgow:






What differentiates all of them is the scale/proportion/details, and quality of materials used. Other than that there is a resemblance, of course. Much could be said of the same effect of all modern office towers that are rectangular shaped... similar yes, but.... different!
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Old April 11th, 2006, 07:56 AM   #32
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Canadian parliment for sure! It kinda ressembles like the parliment in Beirut no?



Well the base, lol. Did you guys check out the renovated library at ottawa's parliament? Pretty impressive it's very eye catchy and beautiful, just love it!


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Old April 11th, 2006, 08:09 AM   #33
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I feel pretty embarassed to say that until this thread, I never knew what the Canadian Parliament House looked like.
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Old April 11th, 2006, 08:16 AM   #34
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Neither did I! and i'm emigrating there!! That's what I love about Canada.....they are so nice and quiet and so nobody really cares about them. The perfect place for me to disappear into!
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Neither did I! and i'm emigrating there!! That's what I love about Canada.....they are so nice and quiet and so nobody really cares about them. The perfect place for me to disappear into!
Nice and cold and quiet!! LOL! (evil grin) Which city are you
disappearing into, or is that a state secret?
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Old April 11th, 2006, 08:41 AM   #36
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Nice and cold and quiet!! LOL! (evil grin) Which city are you
disappearing into, or is that a state secret?
It will be London. Toronto was a bit too big and 'multi-cultural' for my liking!
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Old April 11th, 2006, 06:22 PM   #37
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Both are amazing and massive, I like the Canadian Parliament a lot more though, the Peace Tower and the Library really do it for me. And the surroundings is huge bonus.
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Old April 11th, 2006, 10:20 PM   #38
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I feel pretty embarassed to say that until this thread, I never knew what the Canadian Parliament House looked like.
There's no reason to be embarrased. There aren't that many parliamentary buildings around the world that are highly publicised and filmed. The only three that come to mind are the US Capitol, the British Parliament buildings, and perhaps the Reichstag.
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Old April 11th, 2006, 10:37 PM   #39
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it probably help if youd fix the picture so ppl dont have to search the thread for the cap
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Old April 11th, 2006, 11:15 PM   #40
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Here are some shots of the US Capitol that I took last Thursday:















The view from the Capitol:
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