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Donna Fletcher Crow (US) is the author of forty-some books, mostly novels dealing with the history of British Christianity. She is the author of The Monastery Murders series; The Lord Danvers Victorian True-Crime series; The Elizabeth & Richard literary mysteries, GLASTONBURY,A Novel of the Holy Grail and more. www.donnafletchercrow.com

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A Calgary Autumn day

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ September 24, 2010

A perfect autumn day in Calgary, sunny, golden and crisp. 

We took a long walk along the River Bow, complete with attempts at rock-skipping and two deer who observed us as intently as we observed them.

 

  Curves in the river path offered stunning view of the Calgary skyline, including the many cranes engaged in major construction projects in the city. especially on the Bow Tower which, when completed will be the tallest building in Calgary, designed by the architect who gave London its landmark Gerkin.

My son-in-law guide informed me that the only city in the world with more cranes engaged in building is Dubai.  Calgary now has 260 skyscrapers with 41 more under construction.  An additional 13 have been approved for building and 63 await approval.  Further evidence of the booming oil and gas industry that fuels all this activity was evidence in the two Canadian Pacific trains that crossed our path as we hiked--both of them composed primariy of oil tankers.

Our afternoon walk concluded with a stop at Pearce Park playground for Felicity and the adults to enjoy the equipment.

               

 

 

 

Then out again when Dominic and Mummy returned from school--this time to ride bikes to the delightful Nellie Breen park

just a block away.  Built in memory of the lifetime Inglewood (Calgary's original downtown, founded 1875) resident who loved children, the playgound was alive with children and parents all who knew each other and interacted as a community with the older children looking after the younger and parents knowing all the children by name.  Of course, even with all the sculpture-park, German-designed play equipment, the leaves and a good climbing tree were the favorites.

                    

Again, Calgary's international flair was evident in the nuances of accents:  Canadian, American, English and a Nanny just returned from Germany.

Donna Fletcher Crow (US) is the author of forty-some books, mostly novels dealing with the history of British Christianity. She is the author of The Monastery Murders series; The Lord Danvers Victorian True-Crime series; The Elizabeth & Richard literary mysteries, GLASTONBURY,A Novel of the Holy Grail and more. www.donnafletchercrow.com

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Donna, the pictures of the children are absolutely adorable. You must be so proud of them! And isn't it great to see kids so enjoying themselves out in the open. Thanks so much for letting us have a little peep into your family's life.
-Dolores, September 26, 2010

Wonderful (considering that you're there and I'm not)!
-Stan, September 26, 2010

Dolores and Stan, thank you so much for commenting! Not only did I enjoy it, but so did Google Alerts. Interesting that--it didn't pick up the post when I put it up, but when I got comments it noticed. Guess that shows who's important!
-Donna, September 27, 2010

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