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Old January 23rd, 2009, 04:12 PM   #121
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Some more of Australia's parliamentry buildings:

This shows old Parliament house in the foreground, with new parliament house behind..
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/404notfound/295260427/

Old Parliament House lit up pink for Breast Cancer Awareness..
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Arial:
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It really is an amazing building, the way the grass slopes up to cover the roof.
Also the position its been built in facing the australian war memorial right at the other end of anzac parade is very symbollic.

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This photo shows the Australian War Memorial in the foreground, with Anzac Parade leading to lake Burley-Griffin. On each side of Anzac parade right up to the lake are individual war memorials for each war Australia has participated in.

(All photos are from flickr and are credited.)
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Old January 24th, 2009, 05:13 AM   #122
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Canadian Parliament - Ottawa

The Main Block. The tower in the middle is known as the Peace Tower.
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Parliament Hill seen from the back. The circular building at the back is the library, and one of the most beautiful buildings in the country.
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Parliament Library
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Inside the Library
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The Rotunda
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House of Commons
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The Senate
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Goodbye, Parliament Hill
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Old January 25th, 2009, 04:43 AM   #123
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Some more pictures of Ottawa... I saved these from Canadian forums of SSC three years ago and have no idea who the photographers were...





The Senate:



The House of Commons:





This was taken from a hot air balloon:



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Old January 25th, 2009, 11:38 AM   #124
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wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.....!! superb picture of CANADA..one of the best country
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Old January 26th, 2009, 04:13 AM   #125
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Old January 26th, 2009, 04:22 AM   #126
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Old January 26th, 2009, 04:42 AM   #127
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Old January 26th, 2009, 06:36 AM   #128
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Great Hall of the People (the National People's Congress building), Beijing.

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The Main Auditorium


Ceiling of the Main Auditorium


View from Tian'anmen (gate of the Forbidden City) of the Tian'anmen Square (the congress building sits on the right hand side of the picture)


Full view of the Square and the Forbidden City (the congress building sits on the left hand side of the picture)


Street side view


The Golden Hall

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Old January 26th, 2009, 12:00 PM   #129
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Is it just me being an ignorant Brit or are the British Houses of Parliament by far the most iconic / easily recognizable of all government buildings?

To be perfectly honest, despite the fact that there are some great buildings among them, I wouldn't have been able to identify any of the other buildings other than the Capitol in Washington.
The German Parliament is the most visited worldwide.
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Old January 29th, 2009, 06:38 AM   #130
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Old April 22nd, 2009, 09:59 AM   #131
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The national parliament house in Canberra, Australia

Much different than the parliament buildings of other countries! I think it represents the youth of our nation in a totally unique Australian way.
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Old April 23rd, 2009, 11:06 PM   #132
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Old April 24th, 2009, 04:04 AM   #133
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OMG the Canada's Parliament is amazing...
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Old April 24th, 2009, 05:21 AM   #134
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Northern Ireland Assembly

The need for a separate parliament building for Northern Ireland emerged with the creation of the Northern Ireland home rule region in the Government of Ireland Act, 1920. Pending the construction of the new building parliament met in two locations, in Belfast City Hall, where the state opening of the first parliament by King George V took place in on 21 June 1921, and in the nearby Presbyterian Church in Ireland's Assembly's College. In 1922, preparatory work on the chosen site, east of Belfast, began. The original plans for a large domed building with two subsidiary side buildings, housing all three branches of government - legislative, executive and judicial - gave rise to the plural in the official title still used today. Alongside the parliament and "Ministerial Building" the site would have been host to the Northern Ireland High Court.

The plans, reminiscent of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., were scrapped following the Stock Market Crash of 1929 and its knock-on effect on the economy of the United Kingdom. Instead, a smaller domeless building designed by Sir Arnold Thornley in the Greek classical style and fronted in Portland stone, was erected on the site. It was built by Stewart & Partners and opened by Edward, Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII) on 16 November 1932. /wikipedia




beats the scottish and welsh assemblies anyday

and Belfast City Hall

would have been a shame to leave it out




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Old April 27th, 2009, 02:43 AM   #135
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The Scottish parliament in Edinburgh, built after Scotland got devolution in 1997. Very controversial, partly because it was designed by a Spaniard (who died before it was finished) rather than a Scot, partly because of the modern architecture, partly because of the huge £400m price tag. I don't mind the money - with things like parliaments I'm of the opinion that they should spend what they want - but to be honest i'd have preferred something more...grand. The entrance particularly reminds me of a small Scandinavian airport.








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Old April 27th, 2009, 03:16 AM   #136
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Budapest; Buenos Aires; Berlin; London; Washington.
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Old April 27th, 2009, 03:29 AM   #137
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Old April 28th, 2009, 06:22 AM   #138
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"Government's Work is God's Work"... If you say so...

Great pictures!
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Well to complete the trio of devolved UK government buildings, here is Wales' Debating chamber, with other aspects of the Welsh assembly in other less grand buildings and also classical buildings. Designed by Richard rogers to be as open to the public as possible its a very airy building designed to look out on the bay (one of the most succesful regeneration projects in the UK).Its quite a green building and only 5% of it is inaccesible to the public.

Night time lighting





Interior has a roling roof of wood strips



Central core runs from the debating chamber below it to a glass dome which looks like a tree trunk but also brings in light



debating chamber, there is a sealed gallery around the edge of it open to all





View to the bay



Building on the left is often mistaken for the assembly, but its just a museum



Exterior glass walls were supposed to be transparent, but the structure was redesigned to withstand terrorist attacks



Glass art work a tthe entrance



Roof detail



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I wouldnt say the Irish one was better as they are completely different styles and eras,but i d preffer the openess of the Welsh one.
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