For years, I’ve been looking for a plaque or a marker to explain the presence of this arch along the Bow River pathway in downtown Calgary. I have yet to find such a thing … so for now, I’m letting my imagination fill in the blanks about this structure’s origin story.
A view of the Sunnyside neighbourhood, looking across the tip of Prince’s Island and the Bow River to downtown Calgary. The Centre Street Bridge is visible in the shadows, centre left. The picture was taken from McHugh Bluff in early January.
Calgary has so few of these painted signs, finding one new to me brings a little bit of irrational excitement. I came across this one while wandering down an alley in downtown Calgary, not far from where I found the mural whose image I shared yesterday.
Winter has returned with a vengeance in my part of the world. After a significant snowfall last week, we’re now dealing with arctic temperatures until the end of the week. The scene above is from last Wednesday, when it was still relatively safe to be outside!
It was a quieter evening than usual on Thursday night at Calgary’s Olympic Plaza, typically home to the city’s new year’s eve celebrations. With the public health emergency still ongoing, there was no big party and no official fireworks display to ring in 2021. Seen here are some of the Christmas lights at Olympic Plaza in the foreground, with Calgary’s Historic City Hall in seasonal colours in the background.
Skaters enjoy the view of a giant Christmas tree and the surrounding cityscape at Olympic Plaza in downtown Calgary, earlier this month. Best wishes of the season to all!