Last Saturday, February 28, we took the C Train into downtown Calgary and I shared photos of the Devonian Gardens (see previous post) in the Core Shopping Centre. After lunch we took a walk on the Stephen Ave. pedestrian mall. Just a bit of history on the Devonian Gardens....it was opened in 1977 and was designed by J.H. Cook Architects and Engineers and donated to the city of Calgary by the Devonian Group of Charitable Foundations and Calford Properties. The construction cost was $9 million and it recently underwent a $37-million renovation, including the 3 block long sky-light over the building.
These are the sculptures that I showed from the 5th floor of the Core Downtown Centre.
Another view looking up.
This street is a pedestrian mall and I'm sure on a warmer day it would be bustling with hundreds of people but on this bitterly cold day we pretty well had the street to ourselves.
The beautiful architecture of the CIBC (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce) building.
This building was formerly the Bank of Montreal and is now a gym.
The old and the new....note the lights strung down the street....wouldn't this be pretty on a warm summer's evening?
Well, I have one more post to do on this beautiful downtown street in Calgary. Just too many photos for this post. :)
We are back in the land of cold and snow now. It was -24C this morning and the snow.....well, it didn't melt while we were away. In fact we received another foot and a half while away. I am starting to decorate for spring inside though and the snowmen are history.
Where would I rather be?? This was the temperature early this morning. I know it's not down south where it's much warmer than Canada but enjoying a Chinook (described here) in Calgary with my family would be nice. Also, our three little grands are all sick with bad colds and infections and their mama could use my help. We left too soon. ;( However, I also have a bit of a cold and sore throat this morning. It's going around and I was bound to get it too.
I hope you all have a really nice weekend. Thanks for your visits and comments.