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  • Gods Country
    Gods Country
    by HotSpotJ
  • Downtown and Centre St Bridge
    Downtown and Centre St Bridge
    by mtncorg
  • Calgary rushing along the banks of the Bow
    Calgary rushing along the banks of the...
    by mtncorg

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    Gods Country

    by HotSpotJ Written Nov 8, 2009

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    I've never traveled to Wyoming in the US, so this might be familiar to those who have, but I would call this "Gods Country" on the western outskirts of the city of Calgary. The land is flat and the horizon extends for miles until met by the majestic Rocky Mountains in the distance. the clouds and sky follow the land and go beyond the mountain lines to give you a sense of your size in comparison to the universe- Emerson could probably say it better than I. I'm an East Coast US city guy, so this was quite unusual- and impressive- to me.

    Gods Country
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    • Photography
    • National/State Park

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    by mtncorg Written Apr 14, 2006

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    To start out with an overview of Calgary, wander across the Centre Street Bridge (Canadians have a bad habit of misspelling words like the British :-]) and take the steps up on the north east side to the viewpoints of Mt Pleasant. From here, the towers of the Central Business District soar above the Bow River with financial and oil industry-related towers predominating. You can see some of the oriental influences of Chinatown lying at the eastern base of the skyscraper venue with the Calgary Tower rising in the distance; Eau Claire and new condominium towers of Calgary's answer to Vancouver's West End (also, found here in Calgary, appropriately on the western edge of downtown) rise to the right of the dowtown towers, melting into natural wonders of Prince's Island Park and the Bow River. Forming as a backdrop to the whole picture, snowcapped Canadian Rockies rise to the West.

    Downtown and Centre St Bridge Calgary rushing along the banks of the Bow
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    • Trains
    • Road Trip

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