weekly photo challenge: up

Simply had to throw in a couple of recent “up” photos. I love tall buildings and the beautiful reflections in their windows. Architecture is so amazing. I enjoy a variety of buildings – old and new, especially viewed from different angles. These are shots taken in downtown Calgary. I don’t usually spend much time in the downtown core (our parking rates are some of the highest in the world) but I’ve had occasion to pay the price lately. These are random buildings, starting with our newest – the Bow. I think it is magnificent – worthy of its own post. (coming soon) I’ve also included the Calgary Tower. The flame was lit to mark the passing of our late Alberta premier, Ralph Klein. The Calgary Tower used to be the tallest building downtown, but it has been dwarfed by many, many buildings over the years. It is still an iconic symbol of our city.

Bow facade Bow detail building with tree office towers Calgary Tower flame on Calgary TowerImagine my surprise when I looked up and saw this great old building! But as the saying goes – what goes up, must come down.

building coming downCheck out more entries in the photo challenge here.

21 thoughts on “weekly photo challenge: up

  1. There is something much more interesting about destruction of a building that construction. Very nice shots.

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  2. Great photos of skyscrapers Terri! I always hate the site of demolished buildings. I especially hate when they’re imploded; something I feared would be done to the old Yankee Stadium. Instead, it was removed bit by bit and every possible piece of it has been sold or is still available for purchase. Something about that is equally repulsive to me.

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    1. I really love great old buildings too, but I suppose at some point it isn’t practical to bring them “up to code” and old safety standards are just that – old. The interesting thing about seeing this building come down was that it was like a cut-a-way view. As a designer, I loved seeing that side view. If I was any good with photo editing, I’d have added tiny people on some floors, waving their hands to stop the destruction!

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      1. That would have been a hoot!

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  3. I’ve got a crick in my neck now Terri 😉
    Impressive UP shots !

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      1. 🙂

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  4. Great series, and I loved your conclusion!

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  5. Art and Picture Framing April 20, 2013 — 7:49 AM

    Calgary has great architecture! Loved “the Bow” images.

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    1. I need to get the rest organized so I can post them, but it is so beautiful.

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      1. Art and Picture Framing April 20, 2013 — 9:46 PM

        Yes, I’ll look forward to more images.

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  6. Great tall buildings for up! Nice.

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  7. Your ‘Up’ photos are nice Terri.
    Ranu

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  8. I like that big tower – very like one that is in Sydney! Love the old building too!

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    1. I drove down that same street yesterday and it’s all gone now! Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. Making me homesick T….love from Istanbul

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