Thursday, July 30, 2009

Snowbirds over Camrose

Sorry I haven't posted for awhile. Yesterday I left work a little early and headed down to Camrose for a free airshow. The Snowbirds were in town for a 100th Anniversary of Flight demonstration along with Hawk 1. Hawk 1 is a Sabre jet that started Canada's flight demonstration teams from 50 years ago. It was an amazing show and a great start to Big Valley Jamboree. Here are a couple of photos from my day in Camrose.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Canada Day - Canada Place

Construction on this postmodern building began in 1984, after several land mark buildings were taken down to make room for this then Federally owned building. The most notable being the Historic Alberta Hotel. Canada Place opened for business in 1986.

Canada Place is 16 stories (74 metres) tall with an atrium that runs the entire length of the structure. When it was built, the building, which has won several architectural awards, boasted the largest amount of office space of any other structure in Edmonton.