Exploring

Four Blocks on Jasper Avenue

I arrived too early for my lunch date today, so I got off the bus early and walked to a viewing point at the river valley. I had hoped to go down to the riverwalk and take pictures of the fall colours, but the funicular wasn’t working and it was a cloudy, snowy day.  So I snapped a few shots of the view from the top and then took a leisurely walk along Jasper Avenue in Edmonton.

As I walked I took photos of various things that caught my eye, from interesting buildings to odd shelters for bulletin boards.  Here is what I saw.

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North Saskatchewan River valley, Edmonton, Alberta.

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North Saskatchewan River valley, Edmonton, Alberta.

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Sculpture commemorating the Scottish poet, Robert Burns.

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Old graffiti and an unusual arrangement of apartments.

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Rice Howard Way

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Edmonton Journal and Chateau Lacombe buildings

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Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce building. While I was taking this picture, a man stopped to ask me what I was doing. When I said I was just taking a picture of the bank he paused and said: “You have beautiful eyes.” He made my day.

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A decorated wall outside a parking garage.

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Capturing the old scale of buildings with the new scale behind.

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The old Paramount movie theatre, now disused.

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A new experimental intersection where pedestrians can cross diagonally.

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There are several of these shelters for bulletin boards. I wonder if they used to be bus shelters. They are lovely but odd.

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Another bulletin board shelter. Notice how the posters are neatly arranged so as not to interfere with each other!

17 replies »

  1. A great deal has changed and many things have not since I was a grad student there in the ’80’s. Great photos- good to see them!

  2. I enjoyed your pictures. I am fascinated with the diagonal pedestrian crossings. They make sense! Have you used one yet?
    We had a 90-degree day in Kansas today, but it’s pre-storm conditions. Tomorrow our high will be in the ’60’s. No snow for us for a while though! It helps me remember how far north you are when I see snowflakes in your pictures.

  3. Nice pics, Anne. In my view, the words “experimental intersection” should not be used together in such close proximity.

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