Ok, Experiment again this evening ... I picked up red, teal and rose tulle to how things would look through these colors. Rather like the red tulle ... gives an oldish look to the images. Will be trying some different ideas ... Always have to try something creative every once in a while. Get out of the everyday rut!!
These 2, parent and child, I think .. seem to really like hangin' out on the fence. Which I don't mind until about 630a in the morning, when they decide that the whole neighbourhood needs to be up as well. So 2 crows .. going cheap .. you just have to catch them!! LoL
This has been added to St. Patrick's Island which has been renovated and been remade and from what I can see looks great!! I can't wait to head down here and do some exploring. They have done a tonne of work for many months!!!
Wow!! 20days I am surprised!! Fingers crossed I can keep going :)
It stormed here in Calgary, Again ... Go figured right!! LoL So thought that rain drops on the flowers might be interesting and fun. The flowers in my pots are growing like mad and I am quite happy with them :)
Well, today I am struggling with coming up with an idea of what to shoot. But when I went out to look and see what I could come up with I didn't get any further than my front yard. I love the light at this time of day ... not quite the golden hour so its not to mellow of a light. But it coming through the trees can soften the light some and then coming through the blades of grass makes it kinda neat!!
“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” – Bill Bryson
Well, it is official Rollerland is now gone ... On to new and bigger things!! It is quite strange, that building has been there since I moved to Calgary in 1979. I use to go skating there and walked by the place more times than I can remember.
Found this old sign in Strathmore this evening. Thought it was rather cool ... there hasn't been a Texaco station in Canada for many years and you will see there really isn't one now. Someone has just kept the old sign!! LoL
Ok, to confess ... this was taken today (07-21) but are to post as if it was still July 17th!! LoL Sometimes I don't have the time or a good idea to post a photo.
Today, you get a little history lesson on Calgary.
Stephen Avenue is a superb illustration of the central role that retail streets have played and continue to play in the Canadian Urban Experience. As a well-preserved commercial street, the avenue bears eloquent witness to the emergence of the modern retail sector in Canada from 1880 to 1930. With the coming of the railway, Prairie cities grew at an unprecedentedrate, and their gridiron urban plans reflected a new functional pattern; financial and commercial sectors located near the train station, surrounded by residential areas while factories were farther away. Elegant illustrations of Calgary’s sandstone era, the buildings of Stephen Avenue are handsome representatives of the architecture of their time, featuring Victorian, Art Deco and Beaux-Arts Elements.
Very soon this will be gone :( I am quite sad about this. This mural on the side of Rollerland has been there forever, well since I attended Ernest Morrow Junior High ... Yesterday, right!! I can't remember if it was kids from the high schools that did the mural or if it was a collaboration between all the schools in the area.
I spend many weekends at Rollerland, picking myself up off the floor LoL. I think that is why my knees and waists now hurt!! But it was fun and the thing to do!!
The building will be gone very soon, I believe on Friday but it is going to for a good reason ... a seniors facility ... Maybe that is where I will end up ... Oh knows ... now how funny is that!!! LOL!!