Calgary’s Glenmore Reservoir is one of Calgary’s only large bodies of water, and was created through the construction of the Glenmore Dam in 1932. This dam is purely a gravity dam, where the sheer size and weight of the dam alone provides a barrier to the water. The Hoover dam is an arch-gravity dam, where the arch shape provides extra strength reducing the required size and resources needed.
Nose Hill Park is one of the largest municipal parks in North America, and is best described as a retreat from city life, and an oasis in which to enjoy nature. Since being designated a protected area in the 1980′s, Nose Hill is one of Calgary’s success stories in preservation.
I visited Nose Hill on several different days just before sunset. Perhaps you will share my view that this park can be simply majestic at times. Continue reading
A few weeks ago, I documented my visit to Chinatown for Dim Sum with my brand new Canon lens. I don’t usually take photos of my food (since I prefer not to delay eating), but this time was an exception! Continue reading
It’s hard to believe, but it’s been over 7 months since my Uncle Walter Kappelmann passed away in September. Like me, he always enjoyed photography. I inherited his old cameras, including a Nikon SLR with half used film still in it. I wondered what mysterious photos were undeveloped inside the camera, and what to do with the rest of the film. Like most people, I had not used film in years.
I took this photo from a park in the Mount Royal neighbourhood of Calgary. It has one of the most impressive views of the city from the south. Continue reading
Even though the winter snow covers the ground and many trees have no leaves, an evening sunset makes South Glenmore Park beautiful. Continue reading