Christ Church Cathedral ~ such a great view with the trees bare.
A few more photos from Fredericton's downtown that I took last Sunday afternoon.
This is the Beaverbrook Art Gallery which is undergoing a large addition to the right end (out of the photo) as depicted in the mural on the wall.
Beaverbrook Art Gallery under construction.
The New Brunswick Legislature - our provincial government.
The building was designed and built by Saint John architect J R Dumaresq and it is built of Dorchester sandstone. The building was opened in 1882 and has many beautiful features including the dome, the statue of Britannia with her trident - symbolic of Britain's dominance of the seas, and inside - a towering self-supporting spiral staircase, among other fine features.
One of the annexes.
Looking up King St. Chancery Place on the right, holds the provincial government offices.
Walking down King St. and looking back to the intersection and the Centennial Building on the left. It used to hold the government offices prior to Chancery Place being built and opened.
This is one of the many historic homes in the downtown plat. It is Jewett House and is located on Secretary lane, a very short street between King and Queen Streets next to the Legislature. A few of the large old homes around the Legislature were used as government offices. I'm not sure if they still are.
Another of the historic houses.
Looking back up the street again with the profile of another old home and Jewett house in the background.
Now we are driving up King St. These are the tallest buildings in our city - the BMO being the tallest at 9 stories - and Sunday afternoons the streets are pretty quiet. Anyone got a bowling ball?
We have had temperatures in the low 20's the past 3 days and sunshine so the trees are really 'blooming' and the grass is growing like crazy so Murray did the first cut on Wednesday evening. The hummingbirds came around today, a few days later than last year, and it is great to see them at the feeders.
I'll come back on Monday with some photos of spring things. I hope you are enjoying the weekend. I know the weather is a bit wacky across Canada so hopefully it will settle down and be nice for longer than 2 or 3 days at a time!