So, with that in mind, here are two stamps showing the centre piece of the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa, with the Victorian high-gothic bell tower and the newer neo-gothic bell tower.
Left is a drawing by the architect of the original Parliament Building, Thomas Fuller, from 1865. It was mostly destroyed by fire in 1916.
The bell tower was called the Victoria Tower but when the Centre Block of the Parliament Buildings was rebuilt after the fire (and after the war), the design was changed with the new tower as a campanile (free standing bell tower) renamed the Peace Tower.
"In all my thoughts of the tower, peace was dominant. I believe there is quiet peaceful dignity about it ... no matter what troubles and worries and differences of opinion take place in the building. I feel that one cannot approach the building up the centre road without experiencing its mute appeal for toleration, moderation, dignity and peace."
— John A Pearson, architect responsible for designing the Centre Block, in a letter to Prime Minister Mackenzie King shortly before the opening of the Peace Tower.
for Sunday Stamps - towers, tall buildings
the Victoria Tower (1878-1916) stood 180 feet
the Peace Tower (1927-present) stands 322.5 feet