I've always thought Calgary had a pretty skyline -- and I'm not alone in that opinion as it's been featured in several movies. Rising from the prairies, a modern city that seems to be optimistic about its future.
Downtown Calgary is about 12 miles southwest of Calgary International Airport, so you often see it as you fly into the city. Usually it's too dark or I'm sitting on the wrong side of the plane or there's some other reason not to pull out my cell phone and snap some photos, but recently the conditions were perfect.
My plane approached downtown from the west, looped south of downtown, then to the east and north up to the airport. From my seat in the fourth row, I had great unobstructed views of the skyline, which I thought I'd share with you today.
Besides downtown you can see the Stampede facilities, including the unusual saddledome arena, the Bow River and the many bridges leading over it. And of course, about an hours drive to the west the lovely Alberta Rocky Mountains.