|The old Lido Cafe and it's classic sign.|
Walking down to the Bow River we wanted to cross over the snazzy new pedestrian bridge that was also opened in 2012. The Peace Bridge is beautifully illuminated at night and looks very modern and high tech. From the side, it does look like a Chinese finger puzzle, but walking through it is a very pleasant experience as it is so pretty. With a beautiful red coloured steel frame, this tubular looking bridge with its diamond shaped windows is a must see on any walk along the Bow River or visit to Princes Island Park.
|Light Rail Transit (LRT) Bridge with Transit Train|
|Peace Bridge over the Bow River|
|Peace Bridge and Canterra Tower|
|Way too cool tubular bridge.|
|Shot down the centre of the bridge.|
|Gorgeous river views.|
|Another of Calgary's wonders. A very nice river promenade down by Princes Island Park. The bicycle path system here along their river systems is awesome - world class - I loved it when I lived here. Ride for 50 km or more easy without cars.|
After visiting the Eau Claire Market, we had a look through it and while it isn't anything like it was at its height of popularity, it was good to see that many of the old shops were still in business. It was still a fairly busy place. Outside here, the Joey Tomatoes and the Barley Mill Pub are excellent places to grab a beer and a meal. When I lived here, after work, there would be many a beer consumed over at the Barley Mill.
|Eau Claire Market eare|
|Beautiful Spring day with blossoms everywhere.|
|I love this cow bench! Needs a new paint job now, but it is a classic.|
|I always thought this tower looked like the Nakatomi Building from Die Hard.|
|Another +15 Walkway. You can see The Bow tower peaking out at the end.|
Continued in Part 2 with The Bow tower coverage...