707 Fifth

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Another view of one of the newest office towers in Calgary. The canopy at right is from the 6th Street CTrain station, while the building in the reflection is the Calgary Courts Centre. Snapped on the weekend.

Homer, the hydrant

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Homer Simpson, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Look at who (what?) I ran into on the street the other day! This fire hydrant has a striking resemblance to animated TV dad Homer Simpson.

Canadian champion

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

A close-up view of a window shade bearing the skyline of the City of Edmonton. This portion depicts Canada Place, the federal government complex in the city.

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.