Sunday Evening in Calgary

After a string of horribly cold and rainy days here in Calgary, I finally had the chance to take my bike out again in sunny weather.

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Yet another shot from Prince’s Island Park.

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This street light falls just short of being higher than the tall buildings of downtown Calgary (at least it would appear with my camera angle).

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Olympic Plaza was the venue for the medal ceremonies of the Calgary Olympics. I was tempted to bike through the shallow water, but that would probably end badly with me getting soaked.

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Around City Hall are several expensive statues and structures. However, all I seem to focus on the plant life!

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This lion is quite a hard worker. It seems to be holding up the flag poles with only its nose and guarding the doors to the building 24/7! The old City Hall building is in the background, attached to the much larger expanded part.

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The “Trees” sculture on Stephen Avenue actually serve the functional purpose of reducing wind gusts between the buildings.

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Even the strongest U-Locks are apparently useless on Stephen Avenue downtown. There was nearly a dozen locks perfectly intact on these bike racks.

EDIT: Apparently these locks are actually left by regular commuters to reserve a spot, as Joe tells me in the comments.

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A dramatic sky and construction shot, one of many in downtown.

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While driving by a construction site on my way home, I noticed this sign. Security on-site? So who’s on duty? Let me give you a closer look.

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The tough and mean Canada Geese guard this future something with all their power! Good choice though. These birds are capable of bringing down planes!

It was a nice night tonight. Not much traffic, which makes for a safer ride on city streets.

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One thought on “Sunday Evening in Calgary”

  1. The Ulocks are left there by regular commuters so they don’t have to carry them back and forth each day and I guess maybe they act as placeholders too.

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