One of the more fascinating things for me at the recently wrapped Calgary Stampede was to hang out at the historical exhibits in the Western Oasis at the BMO Centre. Tucked away in the far corner of the exhibition hall was a display of historical photos and old maps, including this one showing Rouleauville, which we know today as Calgary’s Mission neighbourhood.
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.
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.