Photo Op: The Leg

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Built over a six-year period (1907-13), the Alberta Legislature Building was designed in the √ącole des Beaux Arts style by architects Allan Merrick Jeffers and Richard Blakey, who incorporated Greek, Roman and even Egyptian elements into the $4 million project. It resembles similar government buildings in the capitals of Manitoba and Saskatchewan, which was a style that had originally been linked to Paris' School of Fine Arts.

Located at 10801-97 ave. (NW), the Leg serves as the seat of the 83-member Legislative Assembly of Alberta and the Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta (Norman Kwong). Free tours are offered at the Edmonton staple throughout the week (780-427-7362), though most prefer to just hang out at the free "pool" and fountain outside the front doors.


PHOTO BY EMIL TIEDEMANN
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