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Favorite Photos of Edmonton in 2017
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Favorite Photos of Edmonton in 2017
In this post, I countdown my 10 favorite photos of Edmonton* that I took in 2017: Number ten:     9:     8:     7:     6:     5:     4:     3:     2:     and finally my favorite (at the moment) for 2017: ...
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Uncommon Perspectives
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Yesterday I was out for a walk in the Edmonton river valley. That in itself is pretty common but on this day, I strayed from the usual path and discovered views of my City which were refreshingly different. These photos were taken from the south side of the river (North Saskatchewan), west of the...
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Mid-October in the Valley
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Mid-October in Edmonton – we are past the peak of autumn foliage color and in fact a good swath of the river valley has taken on the grey color of bare trees. However there are still a few trees fulled enrobed in gold or red and a few (somehow) holding onto green leaves. What I […]
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Edmonton International Jazz Festival 2017 – Brett Hansen Trio
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Edmonton International Jazz Festival 2017 – Brett Hansen Trio
Today (Tuesday June 27, 2017) I did something I really enjoy doing during the Edmonton Jazz Fest – going to Churchill Square at noon and taking in the free jazz performance  on The Works stage. These events are especially delightful on warm, sunny early summer days. Alas, today was not one ...
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October Arrives (part 2)
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October Arrives (part 2)
Te first day of October 2016 was gloomy, wet and cool (see part 1 post) but on Sunday October 2nd, the sun was out, shedding a whole new light <groan> on the autumn beauty in Edmonton. Here are a few shots from that day:
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October Arrives (part 1)
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Autumn in all its glory, has arrived in Edmonton. The colors may have peaked a week earlier but here is some of the beauty from the first weekend of October. The Saturday (October 1st) was gloomy, cool and wet but the wetness brought out the color saturation and contrast in the river valley:
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Jazz Fest 2016 (part 2)
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Jazz Fest 2016 (part 2)
In part 1 I looked at the 2016 Edmonton International Jazz Festival as I experienced it through the first 5 days. In this post, I continue to share what I saw from Wednesday June 29th. The noon hour performance at the Works with Jazz Stage in Churchill Square featured Blue Moon Marque. Blue Moon ...
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Jazz Fest 2016 (part 1)
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Jazz Fest 2016 (part 1)
The 2016 Edmonton International Jazz Fest was a good one! I made a point to take in as many of the events as I could and between June 24th and July 3rd I attended 12 events and enjoyed 14 bands. As much as I enjoyed the varied jazz music I also enjoyed photographing the performers […]
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May Day on the River
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May Day on the River
It was only May 1st, in this year of early spring (and even earlier summer-like weather), but there was already a bit of activity on the North Saskatchewan River in central Edmonton on a lovely Sunday afternoon:
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Three of Big Miller
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Three of Big Miller
Last Saturday, my wanderings took me into Old Strathcona and by the Yardbird Suite. There in front of the iconic jazz venue is a statue commemorating the legendary blues singer Big Miller. I’ve seen the statue from a distance many times but finally decided to check it out up close: The wond...
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