One of the tourist attractions in Calgary is Heritage Park. Over the past 2 summers, I took several photos that I’d like to share. Most of the park is now closed for the winter. Continue reading
It’s been over a year since I moved to the Lincoln Park neighbourhood in Southwest Calgary. Continue reading
Minutes before sunset one day, I decided to check out Sandy Beach Park which isn’t too far from my house. Continue reading
I think this is the first time I’ve been able to do a winter post. Owning a car now means I have the mobility to see all parts of the city that aren’t easily accessible by transit.
I hope you enjoy my selection of images captured at various parks over the past several months.
Calgary is full of dog owners who are out at all times of the year. Continue reading
A few weeks ago, I checked out the new “Wonderland” sculpture in front of Encana’s new Bow building in Calgary. The giant head of a young girl is the latest creation by Barcelona-based designer Jaume Plensa.
Many downtown buildings have sculptures or other artwork at their entrances, though this one is particularly striking. It is also somewhat interactive, allowing visitors to actually go inside the head, which the artist says allows the visitors to “dream about how the head is from the inside”. Continue reading
17th Avenue is one of Calgary’s hot spots for night life, restaurants, and trendy shopping. In the summer, the side walks are filled with people. In winter, there is still lots of activity, but less of it, especially on cold nights.
Fresh snow is visible on parts of the ground, but foot traffic has removed it entirely from the side walk. Continue reading
Last month, I participated in the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk which comprised 1,339 walks around the world. Each walk consisted of 50 people with a volunteer leader who toured a downtown or trendy areas. My walk was a combination of both in historic Inglewood.
Inglewood is situated along the Bow River and is just outside of downtown Calgary. It was once the city’s original downtown and has many historic buildings. We began in a pathway along the river, but our attention quickly turned to some unusual items in this residential alleyway. Continue reading
Winter wasn’t too bad this year, but I’m sure glad it’s gone. In this post, I share a few photos from my first few bike rides and outings this year.
Many bike paths in Calgary are actually plowed in the winter. But some pathways are still covered in ice, so I wait until spring when every pathway is safe enough for my hybrid bike.
A stream of water breaks up the ice in the Glenmore Reservoir.
Heading downtown one day, I found a broken window that provides a unique, albeit temporary, focal point in the Hudson’s Bay Building.
This corner lot is a beautiful piece of architecture in Calgary’s downtown that has stood the test of time in a city where many buildings of this height have been levelled to provide space for larger high rises. In fact, this building is easily recognizable in this tourism video from the 1960’s.
Cranes and trains dominate Calgary’s downtown. The train line itself divides the main part of downtown from the southern area which will inevitable be as dense as downtown someday. In the distant right, you can see the Nuera building. This is the first tower of twin condos. My future home, Alura, will be the second tower.
That’s all for now.