In this post, I countdown my 10 favorite photos of Edmonton* that I took in 2017:
Edmonton City Hall
North Saskatchewan River by Dawson Park
and finally my favorite (at the moment) for 2017:
Forest Heights Park
*I should further qualify that these are from just among the photos I took with my DSLR and each has some recognizable Edmonton viewpoint.
Bonus, a few other photos that made the shortlist (but not Top 10):
It was only May 1st, in this year of early spring (and even earlier summer-like weather), but there was already a bit of activity on the North Saskatchewan River in central Edmonton on a lovely Sunday afternoon:
Coming Around the Bend
Yellow Canoe Under Dawson Bridge
The Muttart Conservatory with its 4 striking glass pyramids is one of my favorite Edmonton landmarks. It is wonderful to be inside the pyramids, each of which is a greenhouse featuring a different eco-system. I don’t get inside as often as I would like but I still enjoy the pyramids from the outside. They frequently appear in my photos of the river valley. Here are a few recent (April 2016) images:
Edmonton’s Muttart Conservatory
Three in Formation
Muttart greenhouse (foreground) where plants are prepped for show and sale.
A peek inside the greenhouse
Pyramids on the prairie
and as a bonus, here is an image from a couple of months earlier (late-February) showing the pyramids set against the nearby Edmonton Ski Club, on the riverbank.
Greierson Hill beside the convention centre
Built into the bank of the North Saskatchewan river valley, the Edmonton’s convention center (or Shaw Conference Centre) is a landmark and architecturally interesting inside an out. Last Saturday as I made my way from the river valley to downtown I passed up by the building and stopped to capture a view things and views that caught my eye:
Curve Wall of Hall D
Up the Steps
Down the Steps
In Churchill Square in downtown Edmonton last Saturday (that would be 2016 April 2nd):
Tix on the Square
Painted Square and City Hall
Jasper Avenue that is – Edmonton’s historical main street.
Last Saturday afternoon (2016 March 26) I took my camera (with wide angle lens) and focused on some of the buildings. How many times have I been up and down that street without slowing down to look. Here is some of what I saw between 109th and 96th Streets:
North-side, east of 109 Street
MacLean Block on the northwest corner of Jasper and 107th
Corona Station Entrance (Jasper and 107th, southeast corner)
Energy Square (Jasper and 106, northeast)
Old CKUA Building (northside of Jasper Avenue between 106 and 107th Streets)
Enbridge Edge (southwest corner of Jasper and 102nd St.)
Canadian Imperial Bank of Canada building (northwest corner of Jasper and 101st St.)
ATB Place and Telus Tower (southside of Jasper Avenue, west of 100 Street)
Goodridge Building (northeast corner of Jasper and 97th Street)
Gibson Block (northwest corner of Jasper and 96th Street)
The winter was mild and all indications were that Edmonton would be experiencing an early spring.
Surprise! Two days after the equinox and the snow is falling again.
It’s nothing too serious – a bit chilly but kind of pretty. Here are a few images from downtown around midday.
As disappointing as this little spring snowfall was, I won’t complain after remembering the snow from 3 years earlier on this date: