Thursday, July 18, 2013

Last Day In Calgary

Calgary Tower 2

Home by late tonight. We had an afternoon free in Calgary yesterday so we did what most of the tourists do, ride up the Calgary Tower. It's not quite as high as the St. Louis Arch (we win) but provides a sweeping view of the city. Who wants to go for a really high dive?

Downtown is definitely bigger and more modern than STL but the architecture is undistinguished. It compares unfavorably with some U.S. cities with a number of newish high rise buildings - Chicago and Seattle come to mind. Still, considering that it's a step and a half from the tundra, it's vibrant.

After we came down from the tower we walked around downtown. Some interesting images of that tomorrow. Still more i have not edited.                 

Calgary Tower 5

Calgary Tower 6

Calgary Tower 7

9 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Thankfully I am not dizzy this morning!

Birdman said...

Would love to take in that city and see the Stampede.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The buildings do seem a little bit bland Bob. Sounds like you've had a super tim though, always good to see other cities oui.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

My vertigo just kicked in.

Nathalie Beaumes said...

Bob, that top photo is stunning! How on earth did you take that?

Nathalie Beaumes said...

PS - the bottom one is fun too. At least you get to know what's going on in there. It would be fun to see similar signs all over the city's public buildings' roofs.

William Kendall said...

I think the city got a lot of growth in a short time done because of the oil boom, and it shows.

I imagine the tower did the same thing the CN Tower did and put in some of those glass floor plates for the daring....

Virginia said...

I know it was an oversight that you didn't lump Birmingham with Chicago and Seattle.

The top shot made my head swim.
V

Stefan Jansson said...

Very cool Standing There photo.