Alberta is known for its numerous roadside attractions, the world’s largest perogy, the world’s first UFO landing pad, the world’s largest dinosaur, the world’s largest pysanka, etc., etc., and as Albertans, we are proud of our inimitable fascinations, besides, where… Read More ›
Perhaps one of Calgary’s most unique building transformations of 1913…
Once again, my habit of staying up late in search of distinctive historical buildings in Calgary has produce, yet another noteworthy gem, the St. Mary’s Parish Hall / CNR Train Station. This search directed me to the trendy neighbourhood of… Read More ›
The beavers may be gone, but the house still remains…
You have probably walked, biked, and possibly even parked beside this 137 year old wooden shack on numerous occasions, taking little notice of its dilapidated exterior, hidden under mature trees and various shrubs, withering away with each passing day. Designated… Read More ›
Slaughter houses, sawmills, and the Sundance Kid…..
9th Avenue SE, formally known as Atlantic Avenue and Whiskey Row, has been around since the early 1880’s; with the creation of this historic avenue came numerous industries, such as slaughter houses, sawmills, notorious hotels, saloons, and of course the… Read More ›
I love Calgary’s history, but…
Oh…I told myself I won’t do this; actually, I promised myself that I wouldn’t do this; yet, here I find myself doing the very thing I sore I wouldn’t do – complain, there I said it. I mean, I am… Read More ›
Stopping at the Ant Highway in Southern Alberta…featured in Reader’sDigest.ca
Personally, I didn’t even know we had a designated Ant Highway in Southern Alberta, but the little wooden sign pointed the way… Our initial goal was to visit Reptile World located in Drumheller, Alberta, approximately an hour and a half… Read More ›
“Fra-gee-lay, that must be Italian”…
Ah yes, the “indescribably beautiful” leg lamp, the “statue” of art movement hilarity, but as tacky as it may seem this legendary leg lamp has made us laugh since its debut in “The Christmas Story” back in 1983. If you… Read More ›
Weekly Photo Challenge – Unique
“The Big Rock” is the world’s largest known glacial erratic–rock transported far from its place of origin by glacial ice. Big Rock, also known as the Okotoks Erratic, is the largest rock in the Foothills Erratics Train, a group of rocks… Read More ›
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