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Old Posted Jul 26, 2020, 3:50 PM
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Edmonton - Those COVID days/nights - A walk around the hood

Having been away for three weeks, I wanted to reconnect with my neighbourhood by way of photo tour, our new Al Fresco market, check out the LRT progress, grab a pint or three and then head to my first movie (Before Sunrise) since COVID times. As luck would have it, we ran into a brief downpour that provided some beautiful things to shoot.













Our newest residential high-rise 'Encore' (143m) - occupancy next week for some


The Valley Line SE LRT project will connect Downtown with the far SE section of the city.


Ped-LRT-LRT-Car-Bike-Bike-Ped






Pitstop






Where is everybody?




The tallest tower outside of Toronto, Stantec Tower (241m) with ICE District behind it hosting the NHL for the next few weeks.














Mobility


Our newest neighbour, Augustana Tower (96m)




Normally packed full of families and events this time of the year.


Exit only!






Here comes the rain again...








Double arch






Oliver




Downtown


The middle of the city




Our destination - Max 20% capacity, 2m spacing, masks






Scooter gang


Freedom!


A socially distanced car meet?


The Walterdale


Fountains & flags












A gem


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Old Posted Jul 27, 2020, 12:16 AM
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Great tour! Thanks for sharing those.
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Old Posted Jul 28, 2020, 5:43 PM
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Awesome shots!
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Old Posted Jul 29, 2020, 12:53 AM
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Nice to see some photos of Edmonton at ground level. Looks like a beautiful city, thanks for sharing.
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Nice pictures.

On the note of the pandemic, it doesn't seen to be a lot of mask-wearing. But crowds tend to be smaller. I see masks more frequently down here in the US.
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Oddly enough, I'd say I normally see about 50-75% of people masked these days, but it certainly was not seen in these.

Our city just made it mandatory to have them in all public spaces.
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Looks like a fantastic, clean city. Would love to get up to Alberta one of these days!
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Looks nice, but soooo many idiots.
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edmonton looks like it's rather hilly, especially compared to calgary. looks like a nice, underappreciated city.
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Calgary has quite a bit more undulation in its topography, but our river valley is significant from top of bank to top of bank.
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nice to see. i like how it seems like we are hanging around and moving around the highlight views of town with you. i like thread 'feels' like that.

it struck me kinda funny to see that the train bridge over the river goes across the top and the people go into a tunnel, instead of vice versa.
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Nice summer tour of Edmonton, a city mostly associated with winter otherwise; I remember seeing a documentary called "Winter cities" as a child when I just got into architecture and was fascinated by the skybridges, skyscrapers and West Edmonton Mall. I even recorded it on VHS. Edmonton looks nice summertime.
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