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Wednesday, October 03, 2007

More Calgary Impressions

# Posted by Joel Dixon at 03/10/2007 14:05:43
Updated by Joel Dixon at 28/08/2018 03:52:42

It's my second day in Calgary, and I'm really enjoying it here. The people I'm working with are extremely nice, and I'm sure the 5 minutes it takes to get from the hotel to work is helping too!

A co-worker took me down to Stephen Avenue during our lunch break - and it's a really pretty part of town. It's got a bit of a Bourke Street Mall feel to it (no cars allowed on the street) but looks a little nicer to me.

Stephen Avenue
The start of Stephen Avenue (which is really just a section of 8th Ave)

Stephen Avenue
Bad lighting - but this shows most of the Avenue

I also stopped off at the local sports bar, Flames Central. I had a quick look inside (unfortunately they had a private function so I couldn't sit down for a bevvy), and they had the biggest television I've ever seen. They also had about 400 smaller TV sets tuned into various sporting events. Didn't see any replays of the AFL final though!

Flames Central
Flames Central

To be honest - I think I prefer Calgary to Edmonton (and Banff is about 30 minutes away by car). I would recommend it to anybody that is traveling to Alberta! I fly home tomorrow after work - so I'd better start packing!

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