"it had ranked with the Taj Mahal and the Parliament Building in Ottawa in his private architectural heaven."

The Taj Mahal is a domed white marble mausoleum in Agra in India.

It was built between 1632 and 1648 by the emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, who died in childbirth.

 

Taj Mahal, Agra, India
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeTaj Mahal, Agra, India - Credit: Núria Pueyo

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The three buildings, built around a central lawn, which are home to the Parliament of Canada are situated on Ottawa's Parliament Hill. All of the buildings are built in the Gothic Revival style, although the design of the Centre Block is more modern that that of the East and West Blocks.

 

Rear view of Parliament Buildings, Ottawa, Canada
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeRear view of Parliament Buildings, Ottawa, Canada - Credit: Jeremy

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