the Leg. on a Saturday Afternoon

I took these pictures of the Legislative Building with my iPhone on Saturday after work. I haven’t taken a lot of pics this winter, but now that the days are getting longer and the temperature is getting warmer, I’m starting to come out of hibernation! It’s been a long winter, with a LOT of snow. I think I may need to invest in rubber boots this year and hope for a slow thaw, because there is going to be a lot of water when it starts to melt. Maybe there will be some interesting picture taking opportunities!

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rooftops

I went out on my balcony this morning (it was only about -6 outside, so not too bad!) and got this shot.  I’m quite happy with the way it turned out and how the brick on the First Baptist Church (foreground) and Knox-Metropolitan United Church looks on a grey Sunday morning. That’s Regina’s City Hall in the background.

rooftops

It made me think of the song “Up on the Roof” by the Drifters so I looked up the lyrics and really liked them, here’s an excerpt:

When I come home feelin’ tired and beat
I go up where the air is fresh and sweet (up on the roof)
I get away from the hustling crowd
And all that rat-race noise down in the street (up on the roof)
On the roof, the only place I know
Where you just have to wish to make it so
Let’s go up on the roof (up on the roof)

Banff Springs

I didn’t do too much planning for the trip to Banff so there were only  two things on my must do list – go to Lake Louise and actually go into the Banff Springs Hotel and wander around instead of just admiring it from the outside.  I did take some pictures inside, but I wasn’t happy with what I took.  It is as beautiful inside as it is outside. Had lunch in the Rundle Lounge and the service was surprisingly warm (I thought it would be a bit stuffy and formal) and friendly, and came out with a new favourite wine, Cedar Creek Pinot Noir 2009 (winery is in the Okanagan, about twenty minutes from Kelowna).

morning walk

It’s another beautiful Saturday in Regina – the sun is shining and the air is crisp – quite appropriate for the first day of Fall.  The temperature fell below zero overnight so I wanted to get a few flower pictures this morning before it’s too late, and I also took a few more pictures around my neighbourhood.

Side of the Tangerine/Blush/Nature’s Best building

Another shot of my favourite building and the back of Crave, one of my favourite restaurants in Regina.

Central Park

Avord Tower

garden mum

Neighbourhood Walk Part 2

My favourite building in Regina

Land Titles Building (home of the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame)

Knox Metropolitan United Church

The Balfour (condos/apartments)

front entrance of the Hotel Saskatchewan

Central Park

All of these sights are in my neighbourhood.  I’ve lived in Regina for a long time now, and I’ve never really thought of it as a pretty city. (I think I may have said this in a post a few months ago, too!)   I appreciate many of the things the city has to offer, but since I’ve started to get into photography a bit more, it’s given me the chance to see the city in a different way.  There actually are a lot of interesting places in Regina.  (Now if it only it were a bit closer to the ocean!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

neighbourhood walk

It’s a beautiful day here so I decided to take my camera with me when I walked to the Canada Post outlet at Shoppers Drug Mart to pick up a parcel this morning.  I’m a fast walker, but today I decided to amble along and really  look around as I walked.  I enjoyed my morning amble so much that I dropped off my package at home and went out again.  (Amble is my new favourite word!).

These are some of the sights in my neighbourhood.

Blessed Sacrament and back of the SaskPower building

side entrance of the Hotel Saskatchewan

downtown rooftops

fall colours

love the colour – not sure what kind of flower it is

More pictures will follow tomorrow in this series…