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Blustery River Valley

Tuesday was very windy, but it was still a pleasure to see the autumn colours in the North Saskatchewan River valley from the lookouts at the top and bottom of the funicular.

 

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  1. Anne, lovely fall colors and beautiful clouds in the skies! The word funicular has puzzled me for awhile so today I googled it (what would we do without google?). If you are curious, look up the Duquesne Incline in Pittsburgh, PA. My hometown and I had a funicular all along but had never heard that term used. It was simply ‘the incline’! Temps around 90 degrees F but cooling is rapidly approaching.

    • I looked up the Duquesne Incline and you are right; it’s a funicular! I wonder why they didn’t call it that. The Edmonton one is smaller and has glass walls so that everyone on board can enjoy the view. From the images, I think ours is a much shorter journey.

      Our weather is starting to turn and we’ve already had one overnight frost.

      PS. I just discovered that a funicular is supposed to have two parallel tracks with a car on each track so that they counterbalance. Edmonton doesn’t have that, so naming it a funicular is technically incorrect.

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