Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Hiking....on the plus 15 system in downtown Cowtown

A chilly -19 this morning, so we thought we'd do an indoor hike!  The plus 15 is a system of walkways that connect the downtown buildings to each other so you don't have to go outside.  15 feet above street level, with 62 bridges and a total of 18kms! 

Cowtown has become skyscraper city.

A couple of new towers....not sure what they are called.  Amazing what petro bucks continue to do.  Run out of the stuff?  Well....we'll worrying about that when we get there.

The steel and glass, twin towers of Banker's hall on the right and the old sandstone Palliser Hotel on the left.

Suncor Energy towers....used to be the tallest

Recently overtaken by the Bow

The not so tall anymore, Calgary tower

The recently renovated Devonian gardens.  Maria hanging out in the tropics.

Complete with an indoor playground

Someone is coming down hard!

City Hall Council Chambers

French vanilla coffee and an xmas donut.  Kinda sums up Calgary....oil and caffeine go hand in hand......how long into the future will the buzz last?   50-100 years from now will we be as rare as the Bison is the photo above?  Bring on that magic bullet!   (Quit reading those left wing/doomer blogs and get your head back in the sand dad!)   (Hey Karen, does a kale smoothie in the morning cancel/balance the negative effects of the indulgence above?)
....and by the end of the day, it had warmed up to plus 6!

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