Firestone

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada

This derelict distillation column is one of the very few visual reminders of a long-gone Firestone tire plant, which occupied an industrial site adjacent to the present-day Barlow/Max Bell CTrain station in Calgary.

Obituary for a century home

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada

A fire tore through this bed and breakfast on 10A Street N.W. in Calgary back in April. Since then, a chronicle of its life spanning more than a century has appeared on the plywood covering its front windows. Thanks for the memories, indeed.

All about lines

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Looking through a skylight in downtown Edmonton, under a bright afternoon sun. Snapped on a recent visit to Alberta’s capital city.

Scenic slope

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada

This is a great place for a park bench, if you ask me! This view of downtown Calgary is from Houndsfield Heights/Briar Hill.

Smooth glass, unsettled sky

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada

From one of the gloomier weather days in Calgary last week.

Homesteaders

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Two of several engravings with an agricultural/homesteading theme on a building in downtown Edmonton, snapped a few weeks ago.

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Cool shades

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada

A random sticker affixed to a railing outside the Bow building in downtown Calgary, spotted back in the winter.

Hold my hand

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Some of the public art in the walls at the Barlow/Max Bell CTrain station in Calgary.

Old Bow River bridge

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12th Street Bridge Inglewood, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Digging (somewhat) deep into the archives for this 2008 image of the 12th Street Bridge in Calgary’s Inglewood neighbourhood … or I should say the old bridge, as this structure was removed from its pilings last month. The bridge, which connected Inglewood with the Calgary Zoo, was damaged in the 2013 flood and a replacement is in the process of being built.

Climb over

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Spotted this in an Edmonton parking lot a few weeks ago … and I’m still not entirely sure to whom this message might be directed.