Originally Posted by johnnyc
There goes Winnipeg, livin in the past again.
Just kidding, I wish Calgary had half the history Winnipeg does, and I wish we didn't tear down all of our history to build a bunch of 20 storey concrete boxes and empty parking lots.
I do agree that Winnipegers do seem to ponder the past much to often, but with its very rich history it is easily expalined.
As far as Calgary goes... it disappoints me that Penny Lane is coming down. One of the few remaining historic blocks in downtown... turning to rubble. There seems to be absolutely no interest in Calgary at retaining any of its history. Its a 180 from Winnipeg where even 100 year old crap is deemed more worthy than any thing new. The future seems to take a backseat to the past far too often, even when there is little to nothing to save. Ex: the 100 Main arguement.
I believe it was Mark Twain that said the history of a city defines its character, but its future is defined by its ambition.