Sunday, July 17, 2016

West Wing

Yesterday I showed you the east wing of the Ontario Legislative Building at Queen's Park and today I show you what was once its twin. There was a major fire in 1909 and the west wing was destroyed and was rebuilt using Italian marble rather than the dark wood of the original. An extra floor was also added at the time. Quite a different effect isn't it?

13 comments:

Kate said...

Yes, it is very different yet I like both. This one has a lighter effect, even tho marble is used.

Cloudia said...

Come to the dark (wood) side! LOL! I so enjoy walking about with you my dear!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It is different in the lighter marble Pat, I like it very much but I prefer the gorgeous glass ceiling in yesterday's wing!

Sharon Anck said...

That really is a totally different look. I kept scrolling up and down comparing the two sides. What a difference.

bill burke said...

Quite the difference from yesterday's photo. I like the marble and it is nice and light looking. Still the inside of the building is gorgeous. If the people could pick which side they like best, I wonder which side would win.

Revrunner said...

Yes, very much like the foyer in my house. Not! :-)

TexWisGirl said...

quite grand.

Michelle said...

Very nice!

Tom said...

Both are lovely!

Bob Crowe said...

This side has so much more light and lightness of feeling. Maybe it has a salient effect on some of the legislators.

The Furry Gnome said...

That's a big difference!

William Kendall said...

Very different!

Karen S. said...

This is beautiful and looks much like it could have been shot from our own state capital in St. Paul, Mn.