Although I have no complaints about living within the Rocky Mountains, I do miss my city every now and then. With Calgary being the closest city, I visit it often to grab snacks, shop, and watch movies. Since I had no car this time around, I was forced to walk everywhere. This allowed me to familiar myself with Calgary's downtown core since I stayed at the Fairmont Paliser with a friend.
The downtown Core Shopping Centre is part of a chain of buildings connected to each other with plenty of stores to shop at. I really lucked out with finding this garden. I was having lunch and searched the internet for things to do in the city. This gorgeous place came up and it turned out it was only a block away from the Fairmont Paliser. I instantly fell in love with this place when I finally found it after an hour of searching for it! A beautiful place to have a meal, work, read, or just have some quiet alone time which is exactly what I did in my selfie from the last post.
This panoramic shot of the city was taken from the Calgary tower. I hope to go back up here in the evening to grab a night shot with all the city lights (and if northern lights can show up during the shot too I would not mind at all!).
I stayed at the top of the Calgary Tower until sunset to see if I could take a nice sunset photo with the city and the Rocky Mountains in the background. It is hard to pull off a good clean picture due to the lights inside reflecting off the window, but it still shows off this magnificent view!
The view of the Fairmont Paliser and the Calgary Tower from across the street. It was a very convenient and beautiful place to stay.
If you search up the Lougheed House, the internet will provide greater history than what I will describe here. This was a beautifully designed house that dates back to the 1800's. Very important people like princes and princesses have stayed here in days past. There are now open house tours that I hope to participate in one day.
This pretty much concludes part 2 of the Calgary trip series. Come back in a few days to see the final instalment!