New digs for Royal Canadian Legion No. 264

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Royal Canadian Legion No. 264, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Crews continue putting the finishing touches on the new home for the Kensington Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion in Calgary. In the photo above, the old legion hall is the low, brown building in the background on the right side of the frame. These pictures were snapped a few days ago.

Royal Canadian Legion No. 264, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Royal Canadian Legion No. 264, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Eamon’s Bungalow Camp

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Tuscany CTrain station, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Today, the Rocky Ridge and Tuscany neighbourhoods are just far-flung suburban areas of Calgary. But back in the 1950 and ’60, there was not much around the area, except a lot of open spaces and a service station along the highway to Cochrane.

The Eamon’s Bungalow Camp sign was restored and made part of the Tuscany CTrain station. The garage was put into storage some time ago and purchased for a nominal sum by a group in High River, to be restored and used there.

The photos here were snapped a few days ago.

Tuscany CTrain station, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Merge

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Having some fun with painted highway lines. This is Crowchild Trail in northwest Calgary, seen from the pedestrian overpass at Tuscany CTrain station.

Hold on for your safety

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Shadows cast inside Calgary Transit’s venerable U-2 series light rail transit vehicles, snapped on my commute a few days ago.

Trust and distrust

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City Trust, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

To trust or not to trust? Opposing ideas found on the streets of Edmonton recently.

Distrust, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Private parking No. 2

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Some more hand-painted typography spotted in Edmonton a few weeks ago.

First on your dial

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CKUA, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

One example of the many painted signs that remain on older buildings in Edmonton, something that’s almost impossible to find in Calgary. (Also, CKUA left 580 AM some time ago, so don’t bother looking for it there.)

All heat, no politics

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Alberta legislature building, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Last Monday was a warm, summer-like day in Edmonton, with all sorts of people out in the wading pools and seeking shade under the trees on the grounds of Alberta’s legislature building.

Birdie in the window

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

I find eight-bit-style images created from Post-It notes inexplicably alluring. Spotted this specimen in the window of an office building in Edmonton last week.

Doorway

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

All that’s left of the old Alberta College building in Edmonton.