Back when I was out in Calgary, potentially when I was recovering from the acoustic trauma and concussion, I went to Banff and Canmore to sketch and meant to do something with those sketches. Well that time has come. I’m putting this one up on Redbubble and Society6 for whatever it’s worth.
There is some really really nice housing in Marda Loop. I wish we had zoning more like this everywhere.
The area could still working on having actual high street zoning so that the whole of the mainstream all the way to and then along 14th could actually have retail and active frontages but overall it's a good hood in yyc,
I randomly found this hill while fleeing the Lilac Fest traffic frenzy. Turned out there is a sick view.
I thought it would be fun to try some of these Reader Rock Garden picks in black and white.
These are some really cute pencil bollards outside Arts Common. A good solution for our security and public realm.
Some shots from my visit to the Reader Rock Garden.
William Reader was really important in the history of Calgary and his advocacy to keep the rivers public has had an enormous impact on the way I view public space and the way so many Calgarians experience their city.
It's a nice place. Not enough people know it's there.
Some of these shots overlap with stuff I'm going to include in my Calgary Bay essay — I swear I'm working on it and it will actually happen. I was at the confluence and felt like it made sense.
I generally love Inglewood and Ramsay. They're nice fun communities, though a bit too nimby we love single-family homes for my liking.
A couple of picks from when I met up with a friend for coffee in Britannia. It's a cool little pocket of shops with some apartment buildings.
The other is the Telus Sky rising over downtown and in front of the Bow.
Some shots from wanders around various bits of Calgary.
The +15 dude is simply the greatest. Full stop.
I did a Chinatown tour a while back and it included the murals tucked away in some of those back alleys there. Not a particularly nice space — basically garbage, freight and parking — but has a lot of potential and is a unique aspect of the area.
Also, hit up the off to the side pathway with the peaceful wandering path and great views of the city and chances to take lots of water shots.
Shots from Banff and K-Country in black and white.
I am a fan of this wall on 17th
Black and white picks from my last day of the camping trip and my hike.
Where I attempt to go on a hike. Feel anxious about highway driving — it's pretty terrifying. Have trouble finding the hike but feel all lugubrious. Ask for directions. Happen to be asking the author of the trail guide book I'm holding. She's super friendly. The hike turns out to be really pretty.
A year and a bit later I decide to edit the photos because I'm back to dealing with those sorts of things.
Otter Street is the best named street in the world.
From camping out in K-Country during a friend's wedding. Alliteration for the win.