The sun rises as another week starts. Many people are off to work for another week. Some are off on vacations and adventures. The sun doesn’t care what people do but the people care to see the sunrise every day and warm our summer days.
The relationship of the river and the city is amazing but they are also very independent of each other. The city flows around the river not taking much notice of the river and the river flows through the city taking little notice of the city around it. On a hot summer day, the river becomes more important as people look for ways to cool off. Soon the river is full of rafts taking people for a float down the cool flow of the river.
This is the view as you arrive on the train from the west. The view to the east down the transit tracks is long and straight bordered by tall glass towers. The new C-Train platforms have elegantly curved glass roofs to provide some shelter from the weather but they also look like metals trees lining the street.
Many construction sites have plywood walls and roofs built around the sidewalks to protect the pedestrians from the construction site. These blank walls are often left to weather over the years of construction. A new construction site has allowed graffiti artist to use the plywood as a large canvas. It is amazing the precision of these artists only using spray paint.
Calgary doesn’t get many days where it rains for hours on end. Most of the rain is in the form of thunder shower that is intense but only last for a short while and then the sun comes back out. This day it rained during the morning commute. This person was well prepared and even brought an umbrella to match the C-Train.
Empty streets in Calgary’s downtown core on a week day are rare. At 6 am with the lights in my favour I can sometimes find an empty street to stand in and make an image or two. After that though, I need to get off the street. People want to get to work and they don’t appreciate my need to make an image.