This Legislative Building in Toronto's Queens Park was opened in 1893, after 6 years of construction. It was designed by Richard A. Waite (1848 – 1911), an English-American architect, in the Richardsonian Romanesque style, featuring heavy stonework, rounded archways, domed towers, and detailed carvings. The exterior walls were made of pink sandstone quarried from the Credit Valley near Orangeville, ON. This is Ontario's 4th parliament building, the first one was burned by American troops during the War of 1812. I posted a detailed view of the stone work into the Workshop.
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jacquest (18927) 2013-11-10 10:50
A very good capture of this beautiful and stocky architecture. I like the color of the stone work. The clarity of details is excellent.
Noel_Byrne (32500) 2013-11-11 4:27
Thanks for sharing yet another new architectural style, I had never heard of this style of Romanesque, and it is certainly unique. So solid and strong looking, and a perfect viewpoint that you took this from to highlight it so perfectly. Beautiful soft light illuminates the scene perfectly.
Thanks as always for a great pic and note.
- Copyright: Barnabas Bozoki (bbarna) (1093)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-03-10
- Categories: Architecture
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Toronto Heritage Archiecture [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-10 9:53