Tagged With "Calgary"

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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: "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: 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: 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: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 27, 2015: Breaking the winter blues at the Calgary Zoo

GarryRF ·
It's important to teach the children that winter is there to be enjoyed too. It's never bad weather - just the wrong clothes !
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 27, 2015: Breaking the winter blues at the Calgary Zoo

DrFumblefinger ·
That's a good point, GarryRF! People who live in places with cold climates do adapt and most involve their kids in out door activities -- winter or summer. For example, downhill skiing is very popular. But that walk with the penguins intrigues me. I've never heard of this except, of course, in Antarctica. Need to go by and check it out sometime.
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Re: Gasoline Alley: The signs

PHeymont ·
That's a great collection! I remember many of them from childhood trips in the 1950s, and in others I see signs with familiar shapes and designs, but Canadian names...also quite a few that remind us of commercial history...Richfield Oil before Atlantic Richfield before ARCO, for instance. I'm beginning to think my day in Calgary at a teacher conference a few years ago was spent in the wrong part of town!
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Re: Gasoline Alley: The signs

Marilyn Jones ·
What an awesome museum and collection of auto-related signs!! Very interesting article about Gasoline Alley!
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Re: Calgary Farmers' Market

Lestertheinvestor ·
Great photos of a very enticing place to be.
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Re: Calgary Farmers' Market

Jonathan L ·
Wonderful pics. Is this the market on the former military base? That was one of our favorite reasons to drive into Calgary when we were in Canmore! The was a wonderful pit shop in the food court - best savory pies around!
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Re: Calgary Farmers' Market

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for your comments, Lester and Jonathan. There are several Farmers Markets in Calgary because it is a fairly large city (well over a million people). This featured market is the one on Blackfoot Trail, close to 77th. There is a market more on the western end of town which would be closer to Canmore. And both have those great savory pies, which are delicious
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Re: Calgary Farmers' Market

Mac ·
Great pics Dr. F, wonderful bountiful Calgary produce of all shapes sizes and hues, makes me hungry just to think what I could do with them all! Lovely memories of our trip over there to meet you!
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Re: Calgary Farmers' Market

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by Mac: Great pics Dr. F, wonderful bountiful Calgary produce of all shapes sizes and hues, makes me hungry just to think what I could do with them all! Lovely memories of our trip over there to meet you! It was delightful to meet you and your lovely wife. Next time you come, we'll not only have to put away a great steak by try some of those great pies in the market!
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Re: Calgary Farmers' Market

Mac ·
My slack's belt is being adjusted in anticipation!!!!
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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, 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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Re: Spotted on the Road: 1954 Meteor

GarryRF ·
I suppose it would be rude to ask the owner if that was the final colour ! Looks like primer but ...hmm.... Certainly looks a beauty either way. So much attention being lavished on something so old. Oh I wish !
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Re: Spotted on the Road: 1954 Meteor

DrFumblefinger ·
This is a bad boy's car, Garry. That's its color, and if you don't like it, I'm sure the car would tell you where to go!
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Re: Spotted on the Road: 1954 Meteor

GarryRF ·
I've learned something today. "Garry - go Beep Beep"
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Re: Spotted on the Road: 1954 Meteor

PortMoresby ·
From time to time I have a dream that I've left my old car parked somewhere. It's never clear whether it's the 2-tone (also gray - very snappy) '51 Pontiac with a sun visor, or the '53 Plymouth, but if I could just remember where it is, it's there waiting for me.
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Re: Spotted on the Road: 1954 Meteor

PHeymont ·
Definitely bad boy...it's a Canadian lo-rider!
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Re: December 29, 2016: Bohemian Waxwing

Marilyn Jones ·
Beautiful photos!!!!
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Re: December 29, 2016: Bohemian Waxwing

PortMoresby ·
Well done!
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