One thing I like about flying is taking pictures from the air. Yesterday I finished up a very hasty drive from Calgary to Vancouver. The weather was clear, sunny, not too hot – in short, a pleasant day to be outside. I suppose car driving is kind of outside. Not really, but we can pretend. I didn’t actually get out of the car in Vancouver other than at the airport. Hey, here’s an airport-inspired joke. “What did the pilot’s car die of?”(Answer: “I don’t know”.) “Terminal parking.” Moving right along … I was seated over the wing so didn’t have the clearest angle for taking pictures, but still I kind of lucked out in both Vancouver and Calgary.
The Calgary picture shows less of the city and a little more detail of the centre. If you click on the picture to enlarge it, and then look closely you can find:
- the Saddledome, home of the Calgary Flames, at the far left,
- the Calgary Stampede grandstand just behind the Saddledome on the left,
- the Calgary Tower, formerly our tallest building,
- the former Petro-Canada building, now called the Suncor Energy Centre, another former tallest building, and now the tallest red brick building in the picture,
- the Bow building, massive thing with the diamond shapes, completely out of scale with everything else.