2008-06-01

Legislature Part Two

This is another shot of the pools and fountains on the north side of the bldg. People play in these pools and sit on the benches that are scattered around. You can watch people trying to cross the pools on the stepping stones that are situated in the pools, some are not successful, but they are fun to watch. Click to enlarge.


This is the East entrance, I think I like it better, the grand sweeping stairs are prettier. Many brides and grooms have their wedding photos taken here and I can see why.


This is looking at the South wing from just beside the stairs pictured above.

And looking at the south wing from down the hill, standing at the eternal flame and pool that commemorate 100 years of confederation 1867-1967.


From there we meandered through the grounds on the east side heading back north to the car. There are many plaques and memorial sites throughout the grounds. This is the eternal flame for Police & Peace Officers Memorial for those slain in the line of duty. Unfortunately, I know one of those names. If you look closely you can see where they expect to be able to put more birds with names and dates on the tower.



This is the Holocaust memorial, around the bottom are famous quotes and sentiments.



This rock and plaque lists all of the places that the province has "twined" with, quite the list.

That covers the large stuff on the east side and some of the south, I will have to go back to get photos of whats on the west side and some more on the south in the next few days. In the meantime, here is a PDF link that has a map of the grounds and what a person can expect to find.


Have a good day all.

10 comments:

Leah J. Utas said...

Excellent tour, Reb. Sad that you known someone on the memorial. Who?

Hilary said...

Thanks for the tour. I love the photo taken at the eternal flame and pool, and of those towers. I'm sorry to hear that you know one of those birds.

the Bag Lady said...

Wonderful tour, sis. Thanks for sharing. Like Leah, I don't remember whose name is on the memorial, either...

Reb said...

Leah, thanks. It was Cst.Al Giesbrecht, I had worked with him in PR for three years. He had just recently been transfered to another posting when he was killed on duty.

Hilary, thanks, glad you liked it. Yes, it is uncomfortable to see a name that you know on a memorial like that.

Sis, thanks. It is really interesting walking around the grounds.

gary said...

I like the memorial with the birds, sad as it is.

Reb said...

Gary, it is very well done. I tried again last night to get a better shot (in focus) but then I couldn't get the flame to show up.

Frank Baron said...

Thanks for the history lesson and tour for this Easterner. I only spent a couple of days in Alberta when I was a young, hitchhiking hippie type. Would love to take a few weeks and enjoy a more leisurely visit - this time as an aging, but-driving-his-own-vehicle hippie type. ;)

Reb said...

Your welcome to come back anytime Frank, we actually have some pretty neat attractions - other than the mall from hell...or mecca, depending on your view of shopping.

Crabby McSlacker said...

Great photos--I had no idea all that stuff was there! Makes me want to visit, I'll have to put Alberta on the list.

Reb said...

Thanks Crabby. We'll make sure you & the Lobster have a good time.