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Parliament Building in Winnipeg




The parliament building in Winnipeg, Manitoba is officially called the Manitoba Legislative Building.

It is a unique and marvelous piece of architecture borrowing ideas from Christian, Greek, Egyptian, Babylonian and Jewish cultures.

The structure was built from Tyndall Limestone from the nearby quarries at Garson.
Sitting atop the building is the famous Golden Boy statue, designed after Mercury, the Roman god of trade, profit and commerce.
The interior of the parliament building is designed like a temple sanctuary, similar to the temple of Solomon.
There are also many layers of symbolism throughout the building. So much so that there is even a Hermetic Code tour available.
Influences from the Free Masons were also present in the construction.

Enjoy the gallery !

Arc of the Covanent
Arc of the Covanent
Tyndall Limestone
Tyndall Limestone
Manitoba Bison
Manitoba Bison
Perhaps Christ and the 12 Apostles
Perhaps Christ and the 12 Apostles
Layers of Masonic and Christian Symbolism
Layers of Masonic and Christian Symbolism
Dome
Dome
Moses
Moses
Inner Sanctum
Inner Sanctum
Reflection
Reflection
Stone Pillars
Stone Pillars
Portal
Portal
Interior Staircase
Interior Staircase
Symbolism
Symbolism
Manitoba Legislative Building Front
Manitoba Legislative Building Front
Skylight
Skylight
Sphinx and the Golden Boy
Sphinx and the Golden Boy
Black and White
Black and White
RGB Winnipeg Legislature
RGB Winnipeg Legislature
Manitoba Legislature Scenery
Manitoba Legislature Scenery