By Don Butler, Maria Cook, Doug Fischer
For a hundred years, the area has walked in the course of the foyer of the Fairmont Chateau Laurier, the grand lodge set in a picturesque panorama the place the Rideau Canal locks make their descent to the Ottawa River.
From the instant it opened in 1912, it was once within the phrases of an outdated brochure "the position the place politics and enjoyment, finance and type meet ... the hub of the capital's wheel of affairs, a good and precious centre of Canadian life."
This was once the place the Canadian govt organize transitority quarters whilst the Parliament structures burned in 1916. It was once where troops massed earlier than heading to battle. Photographer Yousuf Karsh lived and labored on the resort. The CBC broadcast from it. The lengthy record of recognized site visitors comprises Queen Elizabeth, the Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela.
The dramatic silhouette of towers and steep roofs of the Chateau Laurier defines Ottawa for viewers and citizens alike. Conical turrets upward thrust from mammoth partitions of Indiana limestone. Gables of the warm-coloured stone are carved with plant life, scrolls and creâsts. Dormer home windows punctuate expanses of eco-friendly copper roof.
Learn extra concerning the Chateau, its background and the folks at the back of it during this beautiful choice of tales and old images from the Ottawa Citizen.
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