tour of Canada House (home of the High Commission to GB) . We even met very briefly , the High Commissioner herself. It was refurbished a couple of years ago and someone who'd been on a previous tour said the artworks were fantastic - they were right! The 'chandalier' light descending through the staircase was wonderful .
Each conference/meeting room is either named after a Prime Minister or a province/ territory. We started off in British Columbia ( where Ian was born although the rest of the Canadian side of his family are from Manitoba ) with carpet based on Haida artwork : 29 bespoke carpets were commissioned in total!
So many artworks on display ( including an Emily Carr painting) and I particularly like how local wood were used for the tables etc). I had a look round the art gallery before the tour , enjoying the mark-making and colour of the exhibition by Andrew Salgado .
We finished off on the roof garden with stunning views of Nelson's column and beyond. I've a soft spot for views through balustrades ( like the ones at Rydal where I'm off on retreat next week ) and liked how it framed the current 4th plinth piece.Storm Doris.