In 1891 Senator Lougheed organized the construction of a sandstone house and matching carriage house that was a mishmash of styles. Six Lougheed children filled the residence until one of the sons took over the family home decades later. But once hard times fell on the family, the home was taken over by different organizations until the 1990s when it was restored as one of the prairies’ earliest surviving residences. Continue reading A family affair
I’d crossed Calgary’s Fourth Street Bridge many times but ignored the sign to Elbow Islands Park. Last month, I finally descended the stairs onto an island within the Elbow River. Continue reading An inland island?
Over the pedestrian bridge that stretched across the Elbow River, I left the Elbow River Pathway by Glenmore Reservoir and entered Weaselhead Provincial Park. During a summer some years back, I’d visited this park. In the depths of winter however, it was unrecognizable. Continue reading An accidental return to Weaselhead Provincial Park
The Elbow River Pathway shadowed Glenmore Reservoir. When I ventured around the next bend a lure teased me from below. Like bends that tell me, just see what’s around the next corner, far below I caught sight of a bridge. I had to venture down the path through bare silver birth and snow covered ground to reach the walkway that crossed the frozen Elbow River. Continue reading Following a frozen Elbow
With a change in weather from minus twenty to only minus four, North Glenmore Park was over run with hikers heading along Glenmore Reservoir. I stood for some time observing the usually sparkling stretch of water that was completely frozen. Continue reading By a frozen reservoir
Heading to the library, I’ve ignored this park situated in the heart of Calgary’s SW. But recently I decided to investigate it’s corners. Continue reading Central Memorial Park
I’m a tree person, but staying close to the downtown core of Calgary, I can’t help notice some of the beautiful buildings. It might be a glistening highrise, but often the older preserved buildings catch my camera’s eye. Continue reading Only men allowed?