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Old August 17th, 2006, 01:31 AM   #141
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The Canadian Parliament is an absurd piece of Victoriana which looks like a train station for some provincial town in Scotland. The US Capitol is very graceful and restrained by comparison.
You don't have to like Neo-Gothic, but please explain how it's 'absurd'. Your exaggeration makes it sound like you're full of it.
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Old August 17th, 2006, 01:40 AM   #142
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US Capitol all the way, even though I live in Canada. I mean, both are really beautiful, but if I'd have to pick one of them, it would be the US Capitol.

I don't know, maybe it's because of the power that relies inside, or maybe the setting. The Washington Mall is much more beautiful than the Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

I'm not a building expert in any way, but that were my 0.02$.
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Old August 17th, 2006, 09:03 PM   #143
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I think the Canadian Parliament has more character. The US Capitol looks too bland for my liking.
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Old August 18th, 2006, 07:16 PM   #144
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Old September 1st, 2006, 08:48 PM   #145
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Everyone is so impressed by the dome on the U.S Capitol, thats it!...Plus haven't you people seen a dome before in your life, i mean it dosen't even compare in size and complexity to "Il Duomo" in Florence, or St. Peters Basilica in Rome or the Taj Mahal, get over it, The Canadian Parliament has shows Dignity and Daring. A great Masterpiece.
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Old September 1st, 2006, 08:53 PM   #146
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I can't believe this thread is still going.
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Old September 1st, 2006, 08:54 PM   #147
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Everyone is so impressed by the dome on the U.S Capitol, thats it!...Plus haven't you people seen a dome before in your life, i mean it dosen't even compare in size and complexity to "Il Duomo" in Florence, or St. Peters Basilica in Rome or the Taj Mahal, get over it, The Canadian Parliament has shows Dignity and Daring. A great Masterpiece.


Amazing Light Display of Maple Leafs


The Majestic Rideau Canal freezes over during the winter and is open to ice skaters from around the world, its the longest area to skate or w.e type thing in the world I believe, Amazing


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Old September 1st, 2006, 10:01 PM   #148
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The Canadian Parliament is an absurd piece of Victoriana which looks like a train station for some provincial town in Scotland. The US Capitol is very graceful and restrained by comparison.

You must have grown up with all the ugly architecture in South Korea.
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Old September 2nd, 2006, 05:51 AM   #149
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Old September 2nd, 2006, 06:20 AM   #150
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Tough choice. I love both of them, very grand and obviously quite different from one another. Hmmmm, if I had to choose though I would go with the US Capitol... but it is such a close call...

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Old September 2nd, 2006, 06:50 AM   #151
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Some U.S. Capital shots.



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Old December 12th, 2006, 03:16 PM   #152
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U.S. Capitol Looks Better
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Old December 13th, 2006, 12:00 AM   #153
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I request pics from WZ1!!
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Old December 13th, 2006, 12:16 AM   #154
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The Canadian capital is a magnificent piece of work.

I've always liked the US capitol though, it seems more forbidding. I always used to hate the people inside it tough.

The CT state capitol beats them both, we got a gold-plated dome
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Old December 15th, 2006, 03:38 PM   #155
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Both are massive, impressive, but lacking-in-imagination copies of European architecture. Canada is in a neo-Gothic style, while the US one is in the Neo-Classical one.

Again built to impress, but both lack originality.
Its not a copy of European arcihtecture....it is British architecture, existing because of the former British empire. ANyway hows it going Don Qui I never did get to come to New York
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Old December 16th, 2006, 04:31 AM   #156
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I think both of the buildings are incredible and that they both repesent a strong democratic and liberal country in this case countries
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Old December 16th, 2006, 08:19 PM   #157
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I chose the U.S. Capitol because it looks so majestic but still has an extremely powerful vibe to it.
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Old December 16th, 2006, 09:12 PM   #158
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I prefer neo-gothic over neo-classical in general, but it depends on the individual buildings. The Capital relies too much on just one feature...the dome. Without it, it's pretty run-of-the-mill.

I like The Hill, because it is just a more open, friendly "people place", which is what government buildings should be, rather than imposing white marble "fortresses of power".

I find many people vote more for what it represents, rather than pure architectual merit....which is ok I guess.

I also find the Capital a bit impractical...what's with those massive steps??? If all Americans were required to walk up the steps of your Capital, then you wouldn't be so fat!!! LOL




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The USA capitol it just looks so clean and majestic.

It's too bad what goes on in it isn't. j/k (no I'm not) he he






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Old December 16th, 2006, 09:42 PM   #159
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you can always count on Canadians for some good ol' American bashing. j/k (no I'm not) he he
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Old December 16th, 2006, 10:17 PM   #160
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I've always heard more Canada bashing from Americans than the other way around.

I like the Canadien capital more as I like that style. The US one is nice aswell, though.
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