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.
While my family visited for my university convocation, we took a side trip to Drumheller.
Until you are near the town, it seems like a normal highway. Then, the badlands appear, and you’re there.
This is the view of Drumheller from inside the world’s largest dinosaur.
The dinosaur bones are quite fascinating to see in person at the Royal Tyrrell Museum. It’s hard to tell from this photo, but this display was quite large. I was only as tall as the legs, if that.
This display showed a neat little bird.
Another one of Drumheller’s attractions is Little Church. It is designated as an actual place of worship that seats six at a time. At one time, it had stained glass windows and a brass bell according to the town web site.
In June, I officially completed my Master of Science in Computer Science at the University of Calgary. To mark this occasion, my family came out from New Brunswick (by car) and North Carolina to Calgary.
This post is my first in a series. I haven’t had much time to update my blog yet this year, but I plan to do this more frequently since I now have quite a growing backlog of photos to go through!
Our first trip outside to Calgary was of course to Banff and Lake Louise. This beautiful vista is a popular photo spot on the way to Banff.
Beautiful downtown Banff boasts an impressive mountain backdrop.
My mom and my uncle.
The Banff Springs Hotel.
Me with my family in front of Lake Louise. There is still some ice covering the lake, but most of it is gone.
Me and my uncle.
A bird was seemingly quite eager to pose for photos. What else can you do besides relax beside Lake Louise?
Here are some photos from my Christmas with the family at home in Saint John.
The kitchen is all ready for Christmas.
Me and my sister
My sister and my grandmother