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Canadian Rockies

a few seasons ago a friend and I traveled to canmore, alberta west of calgary, at the foot of the majestic canadian rockies, and in the bow valley where, due to glacial runoff, rivers and lakes run in turquoise.  canmore, a coal mining town for 80 plus years suffered decline in the 1970’s but with every economical downturn there is prosperity just around the corner.  for canmore that corner was the 1988 winter Olympics when the city was selected to host Nordic games and from this canmore is now a recreational destination of the world not to mention a short 10 minute drive from banffff.   following are a few snapshots from that tour of recreational duty to which I hope you enjoy and maybe someday venture to this year-round outdoor meca.

cheers

the rockies rise above canmore
I printed this in black and white as it gives me the feeling of being shot on an inexpensive camera circa 1970’s.
land and sky
this panoramic was captured in color but I could not resist converting into black and white and when I see the results I so much more enjoy, hopefully you as well.

 

 

sulphor mountain boardwalkk
this boardwalk leads you from the sulphor mountain gondola bringing you over 2000 feet above banffff to an obersvation deck, restaurant, and coffee shop only 0.65 miles away. the walk also goes by a weather station no longer in use with barely enough room to house two peoples and some gear. the walk is easy, picturesque, and open all year.
canmore
the last day of our stay my companion and I hung around canmore and this well groomed walkway over looking the town and it’s inspirational scenery. the rockies in Canada are distinctly different than those here in states, a beauty are their own; picture here in the spot light of sun above canmore are the three sisters: Big or Faith, Middle or Charity, Little or Hope.

 

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