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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Election Day

Today (Tuesday) is election day in British Columbia so it seems appropriate to post a photo I took on Monday that probably figured in every BC politician's dreams last night. The photo above is the ceiling of the chamber where members of the Legislative Assembly who are elected today will sit to debate and vote on the programs and laws of our province. I've posted many photos of the exterior of the Legislative Assembly Building but today's photos are the first I've taken of the interior of the building.

The photo below is the the rotunda, looking upwards towards the dome. "Splendor sine occasu" is the provincial motto and can be roughly translated as, "Splendor without end." I hope our newly elected representatives will live up to this motto and to the splendid building that shelters their labours.

10 comments:

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

stunning photos! great compositions and light.

Guy D said...

Beautiful architecture, I love how all the provinces Legislatures are unique and all gorgeous in their own way.

Have a great week!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Hilda said...

This is a magnificent assembly hall and rotunda! I hope your province gets good lawmakers today.

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

That is an impressive assembly hall. You really made a great shot, it's very sensational! Best wishes for the election.

Buenos Aires Photo

imquilternity said...

These are gorgeous photos!

paolo said...

that's a very stylish ceiling. i like the lighting and the tones, congrats.

TheChieftess said...

Beautiful photos!!! No wonder your politicians are willing to endure the hazards of running a campaign- if their final work place looks like this!!!

Copenhagen said...

What a beautiful building.

Suzanne said...

These are beautiful pictures. This is the most enlightening thing about our whole political scene. The beauty of the place hasn't done anything to curb the bad behaviour and arrogance of many MLAs and bureaucrats.

Kcalpesh said...

Breathtakignly beautiful. Masterpiece.