Welcome to 30 Days of Photos, where 18 bloggers are participating in posting a photo a day for 30 days. Here are the other 17 you can visit after you've been here:
Ziva, Mike, Nicky & Mike, Mo, Meleah, Bryan, Mariann, Malissa, Nora, Laughing Mom, Tanya, Elizabeth, 00dozo, Cheryl, Kristen Pam and Katherine
In Ottawa, the nation's capital, when you speak of power this is what comes to mind. This is the Centre Block of Parliament Hill. It's where Member's of Parliament, elected from across the country, sit in the House of Commons (the left side of the picture) and where Senators, appointed by the Prime Minister, sit in the Red Chamber or Senate (the right side of the picture).
The parliament buildings were originally constructed beginning in 1859 but were destroyed by a fire in 1916. However, the Centre Block has looked like this picture since 1927 when it was rebuilt and the Peace Tower was completed.
Ironic that the buildings have a Peace Tower when the debates in the House of Commons are anything but peaceful.