Blackened Paradise

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Ring of Fire

Near Lodgepole, Alberta. … [Read more...]

Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton

I'm continuing to have boatloads of fun photographing outstanding Edmonton architecture. Today's victim was/is the Shaw Conference Centre or, "The Shaw" as most Edmontonians have come to know it.  The Shaw was designed by local architect James Wensley and opened in 1983 (Wow, I can't believe it's been that long!). It's home to countless special events, corporate dinners, concerts and (you guessed i … [Read more...]

Grant MacEwan University City Centre Campus, Edmonton

Continuing with my interest in photographing Edmonton's outstanding architecture, today's post features the Grant MacEwan City Centre Campus. The university is named for noted educator and politician Dr. John Walter Grant MacEwan. Initially a community college (Grant MacEwan Community College or, GMCC), construction of the downtown campus began in the 1990's. Its development added greatly as a … [Read more...]

Muttart Conservatory, Edmonton

Following up on my trip to the Peter Hemingway Fitness & Leisure Centre, this post pays tribute to another one of Hemingway's contributions to Edmonton's architecture. The Muttart Conservatory was completed in 1976, and is a jewel nestled in Edmonton's river valley that ranks as one of our finest architectural icons. You can view more b&w photos from this series at my Muttart Conservatory … [Read more...]

Peter Hemingway Fitness & Leisure Centre

I've been wanting to photograph the Peter Hemingway Fitness and Leisure Centre for quite some time and finally spent a few minutes there this afternoon. I envisioned this in black and white and am happy with how it turned out. It's a fascinating structure - both inside and out. There is really nothing like swimming under natural light in a structure supported by massive cables! Peter Hemingway was … [Read more...]