Neil (nt) wrote,

I went to the Glenbow Museum this afternoon to see an exhibition called Our River: Journey of the Bow. The Bow River flows for 400 miles from a glacier-fed lake in the Rockies, through Calgary, and eastward until it merges with the South Saskatchewan River. The exhibition had paintings, videos, historical photographs, artifacts of all kinds. It was quite interesting, and I spent a few hours there. There was some great artwork, plus odd things like a set of architectural drawings commissioned by the city of Calgary in 1914 for a design of the city (which proved too expensive to implement), old brass diving helmets used in the construction of the Glenmore Dam, Canadian Pacific posters from the 1930s urging English farmers to settle in "sunny Alberta", photos and drawings of local wildlife, antique fishing gear and much more.

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    In Calgary, Exploring the Cultural Side of ‘Cowtown’ (link is to The New York Times) Pretty good article, although I've never seen Calgarians…

  • Broken trees

    A few examples of trees broken by the accumulation of snow, as mentioned in my last post. The snow is gone, but the damage remains.

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    I drove around town today and was shocked at the number of trees that had been damaged by the heavy snowfall earlier in the week. It's too early in…

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