Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

November 19, 2010

A Quick Trip Through the BC Legislative Buildings

I am not sure, but I don't think people are allowed to wander into American federal buildings and start shooting photos. Maybe if you are on a guided tour, but not self-guided tours.  I could be wrong.  See how little I know about my own country?

Anywho, when in Victoria, it's well worth a quick stop inside Parliament to check out the area that's open to tourists.  It's never crowded.  There are hourly tours, but if you are pressed for time, you can just go inside and wander around and take photos.  The stained glass is amazing, but the windows have been placed where they are in both bright light and dark shadow from the tiny courtyards and light spaces behind the windows.  It's a massive building to walk around from the outside too.  


  1. Anonymous12:19 PM

    Okay JoJo how many pictures is this now? 5236? hehe. Loved every one of them. Keep 'em comin'! The stained glass is wonderful.

  2. I only have one more Victoria post. I timed it so that the last post would be on 11/21, exactly one month after I went. lol

    I went over my allotted picture space on Blogger too. I have to upload everything from photobucket now!

  3. Fabulous pictures of a fabulous building.

    I don't know if you can tour City Hall in London, but as it's a new glass flattened dome, who cares?

    It's difficult to get into the UK Houses of Parliament. I think you can go on guided tours. You can go into the strangers gallery when parliament is in session, but it's difficult because of so many people actually wanting to watch them jeer and cheer live. There are security checks galore though.

    You can walk right in, however, if you are a Member of Parliament, or with one, as I was when I went in 1997. I had an old University friend who had just become an MP, and though we couldn't go inside the chamber, which was being cleared by the police with dogs, I did have lunch in one of the restaurants, which was pretty good.

  4. Anonymous12:50 PM

    I can see I'm going to have to make a 'return trip' one day!

  5. JoJo - these are lovely, the arches and stained glass!!!