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Reflections Galore

Finally we were back in a big city and in Canada. We had arrived at Calgary Airport a couple of weeks earlier, but had left immediately, but now we had two days to explore the city before we’d fly back to The Netherlands. So that meant time for many new modern skyscrapers and lots of reflections, so let’s start with a picture like that.

With a population of almost 1,3 million people, Calgary is the largest city in the province of Alberta and the third-largest in Canada. It has been ranked as the most liveable city in North America for the past two years. Calgary was named after a town on the Scottish Isle of Mull. The city was founded in 1875 and was named Fort Calgary a year later. The town started growing after the Canadian Pacific Railway reached the area in 1883. The discovery of oilfields in Alberta caused the city to boom several times in the 20th century. In 1988 Calgary was host for the Winter Olympics. It is home to the world’s second fastest skating rink in the world (the Olympic Oval), for which the city is most famous in The Netherlands.

The photo was taken in downtown Calgary. The building that provided the reflection is called The Bow. It is 236 metres tall and was completed in 2012. It is the headquarters for two oil companies. The buildings that are reflected are part of the Sun Life Plaza complex (completed in 1984, 114 metres).

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Exif Data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/125 sec
F-Stop: f/4.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 1513/100 mm
Date Taken: 2019-08-03 11:11
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 1529 kb

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