Saturday, March 10, 2007

Saturday Photo Hunt #18 - Architecture

The British Columbia Legislature is valued as the most significant political, social, and architectural landmark in British Columbia. Initiated in 1893 to boost the local economy and to ensure the city's retention of the seat of government, the Legislature is representative of the history of the political activities and governmental regulation which have occurred in Victoria since colonial times.

The British Columbia Legislature, Victoria, Canada, 1893

29 comments:

Barbara H. said...

What a beautiful building! I am looking forward to this week's pictures.

Incog & Nito said...

A valuable and beautiful piece of architecture. Happy weekend.

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Awesome.
Mine is up too.

Biker Betty said...

What an impressive building. I love the architecture of it. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.

Bob said...

Another interesting fact about this building - the architect, Francis Rattenbury was murdered by his wife's boyfriend.

coonie said...

Great picture

letha said...

Nice building thought it was in England for a minute

A. said...

Magnificent building, very impressive. (More exercise for you! What a good idea)

Daisy said...

That building is beautiful!

Barbara said...

What a beautiful building

Jennifer said...

Oh I so want to go to British Columbia! Of course we probably should have done that when we lived in California. Now that I'm on the other side of the country, I will have to be content with just looking at pictures like these and daydreaming. Thanks!

Chris said...

What an amazing building!Never seen it before either, very coll photo.

ribbiticus said...

very impressive! thanks for sharing! mine's up too! ;)

meeyauw said...

No, I guess you don't move the seat of government after the expense and beauty of that building! I'm wondering how many years it took to fill it up! Great shot!

Heart of Rachel said...

It's a beautiful landmark. Love those intricate design.

Thanks for sharing.

Laurie & Chris said...

That building is amazing!!! It looks huge. I bet the inside is beautiful! Great post.

Angelika said...

Pretty building!

srp said...

That is truly an imposing building. I love the symmetry and the domes, just a sucker for domes.

Sue said...

Beautiful building! Cheers from Toronto!

Teena said...

What an impressive building!

Mine's up :)

sarala said...

Lovely building and shot. Mine's up too.

Michael - Lover of Amy said...

Can I get away with just saying "Wow?" My shot is from a slightly more tropical clime, Key West, FL

Autumn said...

Wow what an impressive building. Great photo choice
My picture is up if you have time please stop by

Autumn said...

Hi again
Thanks for coming by my site and visiting..If you will email me (email is on my blog profile) I will be happy to send you the link you need for the photo hunt. I tried using the one TBchick has but couldn't make it work, so someone sent mine to me, and your welcome to it
Autumn

Sueczech said...

Gorgeous building! And by the way, enjoy this minute of exercise :)

Melissa said...

What a wonderful building!!! Great photo pick!

PastorMac's Ann said...

Great choice for The Hunt! Your photo is wonderful.

Sweet Kitty said...

This is a really beautiful Picture! Thank you very much for sharing!!!

Hugs,
Sonny
aka
Sweet like Kitty

Marcia said...

An awesome building. . I have to see it in person soon, have to.