on January 3, 2001
The Parliament Buildings consist of three gothic-style buildings, which glow green because of their copper roofing. They occupy an enviable position, sitting on a promontory overlooking the Ottawa River. Once destroyed by fire, they have been rebuilt to their original splendor. Though I have never been to Westminster, I can't imagine that it would be much grander, or much different, than these buildings. Visitors can tour the interior, whose space is characterized by handcarved sandstone and limestone while the Government, the House of Commons and the Senate are in sessions in the Center Block. Or relax outside on the spacious lawn, with view of the river and the downtown landscape.
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