Yesterday, the Manitoba Legislative Building's doors were opened wide for their annual Christmas open house. Many of the MLAs were on hand to welcome the public into their offices where we could enjoy some eggnog, punch, baking and treats. The halls rang with the carols of the various choirs set up on the grand staircase as people milled from one location to the next or sat to take in the cheery faces of those singing.
It was a real delight to see this architectural beauty again and to snap some photos as we roamed the corridors. It had been several years since I was there last with my photography class.
I waited for the end of one hall to empty but for a single senior sitting on the bench so I could take this picture. The quietness of this scene was soon broken as it filled again with curious visitors.