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Calgary and Area | Spring and Summer 2012

Aside from two exams coming up next week, the semester is over and I'm editing up a storm right now. I'm way behind as usual, but I managed to finish my photos of Calgary and area from last Spring and Summer.

1. My birthday saw some pretty spectacular lighting in the evening, so my mom and I went for a drive to get some shots just outside the city.


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11. Now we head into the city. First to Prince's Island Park adjacent to downtown.


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14. A View from the office. I brought some Newfoundland weather back with me for a while in April.


15. But things improved soon.


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18. The photos uploaded out of order. I was heading to the airport in this shot taken from Deerfoot.


19. Calgary has its share of commie block-looking buildings. One day I might do a themed thread with them.


20. This flag reminded me of Newfoundland, but I think it's probably a faded Italian flag.


21. Telus Spark (Science Centre) from Deerfoot.


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23. Took a little drive just West of the city on 22x one day for some more rural shots.


24. We're not too far outside the city though.


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26. A couple shots from YYC.


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28. Driving around my hometown area (Turner Valley).


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30. Good ol' Turner Valley gas plant. I think it should be replaced by a nice riverside park, despite its historic role in the town.


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35. Oddly enough, these signs evoke a feeling of nostalgia in me. They're all over town. Riding bikes around town with friends, walking around in the fields with footballs and frisbees, heading to the jumping cliffs on the river, they were always present.


36. Here's a view in between Turner Valley and Longview. My great great uncle's old farm was right behind me as I took this.


37. Back to the city. Calatrava's new Peace Bridge.


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44. Inside Bankers Hall.


45. 4th Street Lilac Festival draws quite a crowd. Weather wasn't great this year. I ran into Mayor Nenshi as soon as I got there and got my photo taken with him.


46. Walking around the Sheep River in Okotoks, a bedroom community and one of Canada's fastest-growing towns.


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49. I walked along the Bow River Pathway from Douglas Glen to downtown. It was quite a trek, but really pleasant. So many places in Calgary where you could easily forget you're even near a city.


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55. Old City Hall


56. Back in Turner Valley. At the top of the hill that overlooks town, if you look the other way you see the Sheep River valley, foothills, and Rockies.


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60. Back to my Bow River walk, haha.


61. New(er) Municipal Building


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64. River walk again. Jesus.


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67. River walk again, except I obviously left the pathway for a bit. I think this is Ogden Rd. If anyone wants to correct me, please do.


68. Turner Valley comes back to wrap things up.


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damn, got some nice, ethereal shots there
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Phenomenal! Wow...

Calgary is a gorgeous city. I like the diversity of towers - it almost seems Asian with the handful of unusual, typically-not-proposed-in-North-America ones.

EDIT: And that's totally the Republic of Newfoundland flag. Why you gotta ruin it with faded out Italy?
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Fantastic photos. Reminds me of why I love Calgary so much.

#67 is Ogden Road, yes. It's on the Bow River Pathway between Beaver Dam Flats and the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary.
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Thanks for these very nice shots, Ayreonaut!

Calgary is a very modern and pretty city. I like it very much. And your rural images are especially nice. I like the white mountains in the background and those cows grazing in the grass.

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Superb thread, love this one

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Thanks everyone, I appreciate the views and comments.
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Excellent photo thread Kyle. One of the best I've seen for Calgary.
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Very impressive pictorial array!

It captures very well the natural beauty of Southern Alberta and Calgary's place in it.

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Amazing photos of an amazing place. Well done and thank you for sharing.
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Bloody brilliant thread, well done sir!
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I understand Calgary has some sprawl, but I find it insane that those rural shots are so close to the urban core. Downtown Calgary is also quite impressive for the metropolitan population. I always enjoy my time there. Thanks!
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^ Not only that, but most were taken from the Southern edge of the city (like the one with the red barn), which is about as far from the core as you can get.

Thanks again everyone!
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god i can't wait for that sun and green!

great pics!
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