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Alberta Legislature Building

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 20 June 2012 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

The Alberta Legislature Building was built between 1907 and 1913 in the Beaux Arts style at the same time as the much larger Saskatchewan and Manitoba legislative buildings by architects Allan Merrick Jeffers and Richard Blakey. Allan Merrick Jeffers served as the Alberta Provincial Architect from September 1907 to 1910.

Jeffers may have been influenced by the State House of Rhode Island, where he had been a student. The style was associated originally with the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and was fashionable in North America between 1895 and 1920.

PENTAX K200D 1/180 second F/5.6 ISO 100 300 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Very grand building

20 Jun 2012 5:29am

@Nigel: Thank you very much Nigel! ;-)

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

A beautiful capture.

20 Jun 2012 5:50am

@Nazzareno: Thank you very much Nazzareno! ;-)

PATRICK from miramas, France

very great capture

20 Jun 2012 5:54am

@PATRICK: Thank you very much Patrick! ;-)

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

The 300mm (effective) gives a harmonious compression to this that might not be so apparent to the eye. Works real well.

20 Jun 2012 7:07am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thank you very much Ronnie! ;-)

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

A solemn architecture, although this is not the biggest building of the city.

20 Jun 2012 7:07am

@Gérard Beullac: Thank you very much Gerard! ;-)

Veronique from France, Switzerland

et il reste un bâtiment "ancien" au milieu des buildings !!

20 Jun 2012 7:14am

@Veronique: Merci beaucoup Veronique! ;-)

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Il a vraiment beaucoup plus de classe que les buildings autour ! Joli batiment dans son nid de verdure.

20 Jun 2012 7:58am

@Evelyne Dubos: Merci beaucoup Evelyne! Oui, ce bâtiment est venu de la fin du siècle et le grand style qui est venu avec elle. Il est très agréable qu'il est assis sur le bord de la vallée de la rivière et offre une vue magnifique sur la région environnante! ;-)

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Beautiful building...well presented! Nice shot!

20 Jun 2012 8:13am

@Dokmateo: Thank you very much Dokmateo! ;-)

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Très beau ce batiment!! j'aime beaucoup ton cadrage!

20 Jun 2012 9:05am

@Martine: Merci beaucoup Martine! ;-)

Mhelene from Paris, France

A splendid building and a very beautiful composition !

20 Jun 2012 9:23am

@Mhelene: Thank you very much Mhelene! ;-)

roni from Merksem, Belgium

very nice

20 Jun 2012 9:27am

@roni: Thank you very much Roni! ;-)

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful architecture..

20 Jun 2012 9:32am

@Sarito: Thank you very much Sarito! ;-)

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice architecture.

20 Jun 2012 9:39am

@Hiro: Thank you very much Hiro! ;-)

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Beautiful architecture and beautiful captured with the light on it !

20 Jun 2012 9:53am

@Thea: Thank you very much Thea! ;-)

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel contraste et iamge entre la parie ancienne et la partie moderne quzelle coupole superbe.
Belle journée

20 Jun 2012 9:56am

@Nicou: Merci beaucoup Nicou! ;-)

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Exceptional point of view, Eric - I like the way the foreground is uncluttered by other buildings. I'm glad this marvellous building has not been lost in a sea of high-rise!

20 Jun 2012 10:08am

@Stephen: Thank you very much Stephen! Not much chance of that as it sits at the edge of the river valley! ;-)

Laurette from Fourways - Johannesburg, South Africa

Beautiful architecture and marvelous light . Beautifully captured and presented Eric.

20 Jun 2012 11:03am

@Laurette: Thank you very much Laurette! ;-)

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Très belle architecture de cet ancien batiment!

20 Jun 2012 11:47am

@mo.langel: Merci beaucoup Mo! ;-)

Universe from Tehran, Iran

Spectacular image! Well done...
Have a nice & lovely day. Good luck !!!

20 Jun 2012 12:05pm

@Universe: Thank you very much Universe! ;-)

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Impresive building!! :) Have a nice day!

20 Jun 2012 12:16pm

@Lalena: Thank you very much Lalena! ;-)

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

beautiful light and frame .

20 Jun 2012 12:24pm

@Mariana M.: Thank you very much Mariana! ;-)

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Love the light here!!! A great shot!!

20 Jun 2012 1:38pm

@Riccardo: Thank you very much Riccardo! ;-)

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

I like the time-of-day that gave you such appealing, long light on these buildings. Very good cityscape-type shot of these government buildings.

20 Jun 2012 2:32pm

@Slackwater - Don: Thank you very much Don! ;-)

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

belle prise d'angle, cette législature est bien mise en valeur..., ressemble à la basilique Marie Reine du Monde à Montréal, je pensais au début que c'était une cathédrale...

20 Jun 2012 2:44pm

@Sue-Ann: Merci beaucoup Sue-Ann! Oui, la Basilique de Montréal est une belle vue! Jusque là, avec l'Oratoire Saint-Joseph! ;-)

Carol from Leamington ON, Canada

I agree with Stephen-- I like the way the foreground is uncluttered by other buildings also! As to the building, it is most impressive in its design..... perfectly captured!

20 Jun 2012 3:28pm

@Carol: Thank you very much Carol! Fortunately it is built on the edge of the river valley so that it could always enjoy this beautiful view! ;-)

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Gorgeous building. well seen.

20 Jun 2012 4:06pm

@Lena: Thank you very much Lena! ;-)

Sam from Chennai, India

A splendid building. Beautiful architecture. Wonderful composition, Eric! :)

20 Jun 2012 5:32pm

@Sam: Thank you very much Sam! ;-)

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

I remember my long walk once close by from a highway with an elevation. I think
there was a stroll around there one time we were driving and Grandma was in the
car and she said, look at all the pretty ladies, - a beautiful photo !~

20 Jun 2012 5:38pm

@Phil Morris: Thank you very much Phil! Yes, many great places to walk in the city centre! ;-)

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Différence of style in the city...

20 Jun 2012 7:03pm

@Olivier: Thank you very much Olivier! Yes, this is the grand old style! ;-)

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Beautiful cityscape, Eric. Have a nice day.

20 Jun 2012 7:05pm

@El pare: Thank you very much Manel! ;-)

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Great cityscape Eric

20 Jun 2012 7:10pm

@Doug: Thank you very much Doug! ;-)

franz from Baden, Austria

a very attractive building in an attractive setting!

20 Jun 2012 7:17pm

@franz: Thank you very much Franz! ;-)

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

A very beautiful architecture... Excellent cityscape Eric ! Have a lovely day :)

20 Jun 2012 7:17pm

@Tamara: Thank you very much Tamara! ;-)

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Beautiful architecture among modern city buildings.

20 Jun 2012 7:26pm

@Don Levesque: Thank you very much Don! ;-)

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is a WONDERFUL building, Eric! Thank you for this very much :-) Very nice shot...

20 Jun 2012 7:35pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Thank you very much Denny! ;-)

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Interesting that Jeffers went to school in Rhode Island ... and carried with him some RI design.
This is a great image.

20 Jun 2012 8:07pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: Thank you very much Judy! Yes, there is a lot to be said for a good education! ;-)

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful sunlight on the buildings; a great view and beautiful architectural design! Wonderful photo!

20 Jun 2012 8:54pm

@RBL: Thank you very much Ruthie! ;-)

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful architecture and I like the POV! I really like all the greenery. Beautiful composition!

20 Jun 2012 10:06pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thank you very much Elaine! Yes, Edmonton is a very green city! ;-)

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Great picture ... excellent composition full of strength ... A hug, Adela

20 Jun 2012 10:19pm

@Adela Fonts: Thank you very much Adela! ;-)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

lovely side light

20 Jun 2012 10:30pm

@john4jack: Thank you very much Jack! ;-)

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Beautiful architecture of this magnificent building !!! Fabulous shot with excellent light ...

20 Jun 2012 11:14pm

@Baldwin VW: Thank you very much Baldwin! ;-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A grand building as it should be for such a purpose. It's good these buildings were built when they were. Who would fund them these days?

21 Jun 2012 12:23am

@Steve Rice: LOL....Thank you very much Steve! Yes, they would probably look like a Wal*Mart! ;-)

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Beautiful view and light.

21 Jun 2012 2:37am

@Mirjam: Thank you very much Mirjam! ;-)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

It really outshines the other buildings around it. Nice shot.

21 Jun 2012 2:46am

@B. Thomas: Thank you very much Barbara! Yes, as the capitol of this great province it should stand out! ;-)

Becky from los angeles, United States

This buildings really make one feel. It's amazing how it can just take you back to a past time. Beautiful shot.

21 Jun 2012 5:00am

@Becky: Thank you very much Becky! ;-)

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Nothing wrong with this one, the side lighting gives terrific modelling to the buildings and helps to define shape and contrasts. A good sharp pleasing shot.

21 Jun 2012 6:56am

@Curly: Thank you very much Curly! ;-)

1/180 second
ISO 100
300 mm (35mm equiv.)