Calgary Blues

“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.”

~ Dorothea Lange


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Architecture, Urban, City, Canada, FujifilmX-T2, Photography

City Hall


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Architecture, Urban, City, Canada, FujifilmX-T2, Photography

Calatrava Peace Bridge


“I am always searching for more light and space.”
~ Santiago Calatrava


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Architecture, Urban, City, Canada, FujifilmX-T2, Photography



Architecture, Urban, City, Canada, FujifilmX-T2, Photography

Library, Snøhetta


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Wonderland Sculpture


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Simmons Limited


“I am not interested in shooting new things – I am interested to see things new.”

~Ernst Haas


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Urban Geometry




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  1. Jane, these are excellent photos. Personally, I enjoy taking modern architecture photos against a brilliant, blue sky, and yours are really good ones. I managed to catch the Guggenheim in Bilbao on a nice day, and the shots turned out well. After seeing this post, I thought you might enjoy it.

    All the best for a wonderful 2019. ~James

  2. I grew up in Calgary “cowtown” as we say…it was ranked as one of the top places to live…you’ve captured it beautiful Jane ~ smiles hedy ☺️

  3. I love that Dorothea Lange quote – you always find great quotes. And the City Hall photo is wonderful – perfect composition, so simple, but with many nice details. I wonder what those circular lines are on the top? Any idea?

    • Thank you, Lynn. Dorothea is a hero. I love that you noticed those circles (why am I not surprised with your keen eye). I wondered myself, and think it may be a rooftop sculpture. I must research! Appreciate your thoughts, as always.

  4. They way you use the camera to show us sights we “don’t see” in everyday life is something that never ceases to amaze, wonderful photos and view of Calgary. Architecture can say much about a city, and for me sometimes I do not see it in details like I should ~ such great angles and framing.

  5. Wow, love your archectectural landscape and abstract compositions!

  6. It’s been awhile since I was in Calgary. They were going through a building spurt then too. 🙂

  7. Great shots. I’ve been to Calgary a number of times in business but haven’t really explored the city. I’ll have to do that next time i’m there.

  8. Very intriguing images. This is not how I thought Calgary would look. Thanks for enlightening me.

  9. Love these images – architecture is so fascinating, and Calgary has it’s share of interesting structures.

  10. Wonderful geometric compositions! It’s the closest I’ve been to a city in a long time! 🙂

  11. I haven’t been to Calgary in many years. I like what you are seeing!

  12. these are really beautiful. I also love how you interlace them with such interesting quotes. thank you for this

  13. Great lines! I especially appreciate Calatrava’s bridge. Thank you for sharing the sights via your artistic eye. I really appreciate it!

  14. Terrific post… love that Peace Bridge

  15. Beautiful lines, Jane. Well done. 👍

  16. Regarding your first quote, if I have a camera with or not I see in photo frames. Beautiful captures and you taught me as second language English speaker a new word PROW.

  17. just gorgeous shots Jane!! Love how detailed each one is…truly need to some time to analyze them to not miss anything …just loving ‘CLOUDS” a lot going on in there!!!

  18. Great shots – especially the bridge. And the Simmons sign – but I’m a sucker for old, painted on advertisements!

  19. I’ve never been to Calgary and now I want to go. Thanks for these beautiful photos, Jane. I love the cubicles and the Peace Bridge.

  20. These photos/buildings are gorgeous.

  21. The Ernst Haas quote is fab! You have some wonderful angles on the architecture in this city and how marvellous that most of them have the blues!

  22. Great images showing Calgary as a beautifully modern city (which it is!). Great architectural pictures (Suzanne)

  23. Love this grouping of Calgary!

  24. A fun and different approach to the blues Jane! Enjoyed your artist’s perspective on the city.

  25. These are beautiful images Jane 🙂 Calgary looks like a very cool city.

  26. Two of these I recognized right away from having visited them myself last year: the Calatrava Peace Bridge and the Wonderland Sculpture. While at the sculpture, I noticed that a security guard from the building in whose plaza the sculpture stands had to come out and tell someone to stop climbing up on the sculpture. I suspect the poor security guard has to do that several times on each shift. Wonderland is by the Catalan artist Jaume Plensa. In 2016 we’d stopped to look at a piece of his called Spillover II on the shore of Lake Michigan just north of Milwaukee:

  27. Interesting subjects and intriguing shots, Jane.

  28. Love all of these, Jane. If I should choose a favorite – the Calatrava Bridge.

  29. Yea, Blue… them all .

  30. Great set of images! And I’m with Ernst Haas, although I do like to see new things as well!!

  31. Thoughtful compositions, lovely light ….i love the colour blue 😊

  32. Fabulous captures, Jane, making the urban so interesting. My favourites are Women and Wonderland, but I could be wrong! 🙂 🙂

  33. Wow I love the angles with which you took these photographs! Great perspectives!

  34. Looks like Calgary has grown a LOT since I was there in ’79. Some rather amazing architecture there that you’ve featured so nicely. The cubicles are a bit strange, but I love the sculpture. Then there’s that wonderful juxtaposition between Simmons Limited and all the modernistic stuff. Love the way you captured it. Oh! can’t forget the Prow… some rather imaginative creations. Lucky us to have you show them. 😀

  35. Jane, I love the lines, the perspective, the angles, over all the Unusual. There is so much beauty in it.

  36. Wonderland sculpture my fav – but all so interesting

  37. A wonderful collection of blue architecture, Jane! Love it! Thanks for joining the challenge!

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