Tagged With "Calgary"

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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar 11, 2014: The Robin's Nest

PortMoresby ·
This is so much fun. I'm not sure I've ever seen such ugly babies. I can just hear the parents, "If only they could stay eggs forever".
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar 11, 2014: The Robin's Nest

DrFumblefinger ·
Most baby animals are pretty cute, but there's something a little disturbing about a living bird without feathers. Dr Y, I really enjoyed this sequence!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day. January 14, 2014: Calgary Peace Bridge

IslandMan ·
great pic Dr F and impressive and creative architecture. Calgary looks like a beautiful city. When is a good time to visit?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day. January 14, 2014: Calgary Peace Bridge

Dr.Y ·
Glad you like the pictures IslandMan. Yes Calgary and near by Banff National Park are beautiful parts of the world worth visit. If you are not into ski, summer (please note, it is very short here) is the best time to come. Let me know, I will take you to the best spot to see the bridge! Have a good day. Dr.Y
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day. January 14, 2014: Calgary Peace Bridge

DrFumblefinger ·
Completely agree with my colleague and dear friend. (Folks may not know that Dr.Y and Dr.F are specialists in the same field). If you want the best weather and maybe to attend the Calgary stampede, come in early July. Warmest weather (and the summers are beautiful, non humid and the days long) is July and August. My favorite time of year is in September, especially the week after labor day. The crowds are greatly thinned, the weather is still lovely, and the alpine areas of the mountains are...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day. January 14, 2014: Calgary Peace Bridge

PHeymont ·
In that third picture, the skyscrapers seem almost to float in a different plane from the foreground...Great image! By the way, near the bottom right of that picture, I can just make out another interesting-looking bridge--can someone tell us a bit more about that?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day. January 14, 2014: Calgary Peace Bridge

Dr.Y ·
You have sharp eyes PHeymont! The third and fourth pictures are taken from the Crescent Hights, a small hill on the North bank of the Bow River. In the Calgary downtown core area, there are three bridges (tow for pedestrians and cyclists; one for cars) connecting the skyscrapers on the South bank and residential areas on the North bank of the river. The peace bridge is out of the picture 3 frame and in all other 3 pictures.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day. January 14, 2014: Calgary Peace Bridge

DrFumblefinger ·
DrY, is that bridge (bottom right) maybe the one the C-train (public transit) takes across the river?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day. January 14, 2014: Calgary Peace Bridge

Dr.Y ·
The bridge on the bottom right of the picture 3 is called Bow River Pathway. It's a pedestrian/cycling bridge connecting the downtown ore - Prince's Island Park - The North bank of Bow river. The Peace bridge and C-train bridge are further west! Ha Ha Karl, you need get out more
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day. January 14, 2014: Calgary Peace Bridge

DrFumblefinger ·
I do need to get out more! Of course, I live south of downtown while you look at this view every day. We'll need to go for a walk there this summer, DrY! Prince's Island is a great place for those visiting Calgary. A lovely island oasis right off downtown. Wonderful escape from bustle of a city and literally just a minute from it all.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day. January 14, 2014: Calgary Peace Bridge

Xenophile ·
This bridge is neat. When Evan and I were doing our walkabout through downtown and then to the university we crossed the Bow and headed west. A couple of minutes later we came across this bridge and experienced some crosser's remorse at our previous choice of bridge.
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Re: The Changing Mood of Calgary Skies

Travel Rob ·
Love the idea of photos taken in different seasons from the same spot.My favorite of your excellent photos above has to the Crescent-Moon Shot
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Re: The Changing Mood of Calgary Skies

DrFumblefinger ·
Well done DrY! They're all good photos, but my favorites are the plane flying into the sunrise (top one), and those scary storm clouds, which I love to watch!
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Re: The Changing Mood of Calgary Skies

PortMoresby ·
I too, love the scary clouds. And frosty winter day, too, almost monochromatic, a vintage feel. Good work, Dr.Y.
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Re: The Changing Mood of Calgary Skies

Jonathan L ·
Lovely Pictures! I lived in Canmore for 1 year (well 10.5 months). It is a beautiful part of the world, even if summer only lasts from July 25 until Aug 5.
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Re: Olympic Ski Jump, Calgary, Alberta

Dr.Y ·
BEST WISHES TO ALL OLYMPIC ATHLETES, PEACE AND SUCCESS!
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Re: "Stars of the Big and Small Screen": Hollywood rolls into Calgary

Ottoman ·
Awesome pics of awesome cars. Thanks for bringing back some great memories!!
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Re: "Stars of the Big and Small Screen": Hollywood rolls into Calgary

GarryRF ·
Thanks for reviving this wonderful presentation Ottoman. My wife could leave me here while she went shopping - or maybe she went away for a week ! And I still wouldn't be ready to leave when she got back. All your dream cars under 1 roof. Heaven in metal.
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Re: "Stars of the Big and Small Screen": Hollywood rolls into Calgary

PHeymont ·
Great collection...and as a comics fan, great name for the museum! Interesting thing about movie cars...they really CAN be stars. I think there are lots of us who can't tell you the plot of any James Bond movie, but remember exactly what 007's car did! Reminds me...we had an earlier discussion of movie cars on TravelGumbo. Worth re-reading, too...
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Re: The flowers are saying, 'it's spring!'

Jonathan L ·
Beautiful pictures. I hope that you get to enjoy both weeks of Calgary's summer!
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Re: The flowers are saying, 'it's spring!'

Dr.Y ·
Ha Ha, the first is almost over!
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Re: The flowers are saying, 'it's spring!'

PHeymont ·
Well, our Brooklyn summer lasts longer, but we've had a surprisingly short spring after a tough winter—and to my surprise, our New Dawn roses—the pink ones in the pictures— are in full flourish a few weeks earlier than usual. In some climates, they're supposed to have a second bloom in October, but after years, we can only hope. That's all one New Dawn, over 25 years old...even when cut back to a stump it quickly and aggressively reclaims its territory.
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Re: The flowers are saying, 'it's spring!'

Dr.Y ·
The climbing rose is beautiful, I wish I can grow this Calgary!
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Re: The flowers are saying, 'it's spring!'

Jonathan L ·
Now that the weather is nice go to Pete's Drive-in for a burger and a shake.
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Re: The flowers are saying, 'it's spring!'

Dr.Y ·
Good idea!
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Re: Gasoline Alley: Rides from 1907 - 1917

Jonathan L ·
Great pics. I don't know how I missed this when I was there 10 years ago.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 10, 2015: Oh Deer, you are Hungry!

GarryRF ·
It would be tempting to offer food to these beautiful creatures. But would it be a short sighted gesture for me to encourage wild animals into the residential area? Maybe encourage bears too. Is it a case of "Nature knows best" and leave well alone ?
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Re: Gallery: The Colors of Summer

PHeymont ·
The flowers are, of course, spectacular and beautiful...but I especially loved the deep, shaded greens of the tomatoes...
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Re: Gallery: The Colors of Summer

Travel Rob ·
Dr Y, your backyard is incredible!You could easily sell tickets to see those flowers!
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Re: Gallery: The Colors of Summer

DrFumblefinger ·
A beautiful assortment of color, DrY! I'm especially fond of those huge vibrantly colored poppies.
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Re: Gallery: The Colors of Summer

Dr.Y ·
Hi PHeymont, Travel Rob, DrFumblefinger, Thank you all for the comments. Yes, planting and watching flowers grow in the backyard is one of my favorite pass times in the summer. Here in Calgary, Canada, although the growing season is short, the flowers seemed to know how to take chances! The resulting beautiful blossom and brilliant colors make all the hard work worthwhile .
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Re: April 24, 2018: Thirsty?

PHeymont ·
And not the first time for a toilet as a museum exhibit. The Guggenheim in New York last year had a solid-gold working replica by Maurizio Cattelan, entitled America, that could be used by visitors. And, famously, in 1917, Marcel Duchamp challenged concepts of art and esthetics by exhibiting a 'readymade,' a standard urinal turned on its edge, signed as if by an artist, and labeled... Fountain.
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Re: April 24, 2018: Thirsty?

GarryRF ·
I keep a toilet roll on my work bench. Perfect size for drying WD 40 off my machine parts and grease off my fingers. Everyone who spots it says it's disgusting. Maybe I should call it Bathroom Tissue !
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Re: March 30, 2017: Calgary Skyline at Night

Travel Luver ·
Great photo! The wispy clouds around the moon really make the shot.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 19, 2013: Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Calgary, Alberta

DrFumblefinger ·
  With the exception of its red Maple Leaf, I don't think there's any Canadian symbol more iconic than its Mounties.  The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), are Canada's national police force and have a history dating to the days of the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day. January 14, 2014: Calgary Peace Bridge

Dr.Y ·
    Officially opened in March 2012, the Calgary Peace Bridge is the city’s most unique and artistic pedestrian and cycling bridge. The bridge is built across the Bow River and connects the new skyscrapers on its south bank...
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The Changing Mood of Calgary Skies

Dr.Y ·
Calgary, a city of about 1.1 million people, is situated in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. It's in the region where the Great Plains of Central Canada abutt the mountains.  Calgary is about 1 hour's drive east of beautiful Banff...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar 11, 2014: The Robin's Nest

Dr.Y ·
Sometimes some of the most interesting things to photograph are right in your own backyard.  I've previously published photos featuring the ever changing skies in my home city of Calgary, which you can see here.  Today I thought...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 4, 2015: Modern-day Cowboy

DrFumblefinger ·
  Thank God there are still cowboys in the world!  Tough, hard-working guys -- real men.   I came across this fellow I'll call "Roy" at the Bar U Ranch  in Alberta.  The Bar U is a Canadian Historic Site that every summer...
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Gasoline Alley: The World's Largest Collection of Gasoline Pumps

DrFumblefinger ·
  Little did I know when I moved to Calgary a few years ago that this city has one of the finest car museums in North America.  Situated in a 75,000 sq ft building known as "Gasoline Alley", within Heritage Park , is a collection donated by...
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Gasoline Alley: Rides from 1907 - 1917

DrFumblefinger ·
  Besides its collection of  antique gasoline pumps and signs, Calgary's Gasoline Alley  museum has a fascinating assortment of cars and trucks!  Many of these are unique, at least in my experience, as they were mostly collected...
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Gasoline Alley: Rides from 1918 - 1928

DrFumblefinger ·
Our visit to Gasoline Alley in Calgary continues.  We've previously looked at this fine museum's collection of  antique gasoline pumps   and vehicles from 1907 - 1917 . Today our tour continues with my favorite cars and trucks from...
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Gasoline Alley: Rides from 1931 - 1945

DrFumblefinger ·
Our visit to Gasoline Alley in Calgary continues.  We've previously looked at the museum's collection of  antique gasoline pumps ,  vehicles from 1907 - 1917 and 1918 - 1928 .  We continue with the last of the vehicles, my...
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Gasoline Alley: The signs

DrFumblefinger ·
  This post concludes our visit to Gasoline Alley in Calgary, a great car museum with the world's largest collection of gasoline pumps and car-related signs.  We've previously looked at the museum in these posts: antique gasoline pumps...
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Calgary Farmers' Market

DrFumblefinger ·
       Farmers' markets in regions that have four seasons are, as you'd expect, different in character than those you find in tropical climates.  Harvest is seasonal, so the best times to visit them is during the summer and...
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Westjet makes 2 London routes year-round

PHeymont ·
Westjet announced trans-Atlantic service a few months ago, and now it's making two of its new routes to London year-round.
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Hoar Frost

DrFumblefinger ·
Hoar frost is caused by the freezing of humid air, depositing ice crystals. The results are often beautiful!
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"Stars of the Big and Small Screen": Hollywood rolls into Calgary

DrFumblefinger ·
The exhibit was called:           "Stars of the Big and Small Screen.               See the Cars that were the Stars"....   and it was an interesting collection of American Steel....
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Gallery: The Colors of Summer

Dr.Y ·
Summer in Calgary is often jokingly dubbed as “two weeks long”.  However, the breezy mountain weather, warm days, cool nights and low humidity make summer here perhaps more enjoyable than anywhere else on earth! ...
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The flowers are saying, 'it's spring!'

Dr.Y ·
After an unusually long and cold winter in most of North America, spring has finally arrived, even in Canada!   A photo gallery to share the coming of the flowers!  A celebration of the season as seen in my backyard in Calgary...
 
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