Monday, June 05, 2006
Canadian Parliamentary Library re-opens
While we were in Ottawa learning about The Original Maple Bat Company's baseball bats--made possible through the help of many Ottawa librarians and libraries--we also had the opportunity to see the newly-renovated Canadian Parliamentary library.
Some background on the renovation, courtesy of the CBC. Once cool thing: the library was the only part of Parliment that was saved from the fire of 1916. As the article says:
"A quick-thinking librarian closed the iron doors to the library as the fire burned through the Centre Block."
Check out the view from the library. Spectacular!