In my humble opinion the Library of Parliament in Ottawa must be one of the most beautiful rooms in the world. I was thrilled when we finally got in to see it. It's the beautiful natural woodwork that appeals to me, so if your preference is for art, stone, or statues, you may feel differently. But you can't avoid seeing how beautiful this room is.
On the outside, as I already showed you, it's a wondrous piece of High Victorian Gothic architecture, best viewed from across the river, or from the water if you take the boat. Finished by 1876, it was the only part of the original Parliament to survive the devastating fire of 1916, when a quick thinking Librarian closed the iron doors that linked it to the rest of the building.
After all these years, I was very glad to see inside the Parliament, especially that library, a room I won't forget!