Friday, May 22, 2009

Skyscrapers and slicers

A couple of pictures from Calgary, Alberta. I lived there, briefly.

I thought that this wonderful cloud looked like a huge skymonster about to gobble-up the downtown core or was that wishful thinking?

I'm not a fan of living in big cities but I do try to appreciate them for what they can offer; neat-o buildings is one of these things. This is the Nexen Building and while looking up at it one day I wondered, 'if that building fell right towards me, would I be crushed or sliced in two?' What do you think?

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  1. Great angle on the last photo. Looks super sharp!

  2. That skymonster has his/hers hand pushed towards those buildings. Picking them up like candys. First I'll take that lovely bank here. Then I'll.. 8D

    I reacon you'd be first sliced, then crushed. Blog name has hole new meaning now. Maybe it did fell, after all? ;)

  3. Great shots. That cloud is fabulous. It really does look like it's going to consume the whole city!

  4. so liked both of these shots and that indeed looks like a sky monster :)
    nice second shot looking up that very tall building :)
    have a lovely weekend.

  5. Very nice! Love the perspective, that's awesome.

  6. I was fixated on the cloud!

    Nice photo.

  7. Sliced for sure! Just the once mind.

  8. Great photos of downtown Calgary, well done.

    Have a great weekend.
    Regina In Pictures

  9. The first pic reminds me of this part from the book, "If You're Not From The Prairie" by David Bouchard

    If you're not from the prairie you don't know the sky, you can't know the sky
    The bold prairie sky is clear bright and blue
    Though sometimes cloud messages give us a clue
    Monstrous grey mushrooms can hint of a storm
    Or painted pink feathers say good bye to the warm
    If you're not from the prairie you don't know the sky.

  10. It would be better to be sliced in two. That would be so much easier for the undertakers...

  11. Can I be the first person to mention penis on this post?

    Nice cloud pic....sorry, 'neat-o' ;-)

  12. I appreciated all the comments people and the bit from the book, Kathreen. Thanks! And thanks for the penis, Neil. ;-)

  13. Aw shucks.... bet you say that to all the boys. ;-)

  14. If they're delivering a pizza. :D

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  16. Big cities are no big deal so long as you're not standing below any sharp edged buildings! Yikes!

    I have something for you on my blog.....and no, it's not a penis! I have chosen you for the Honest Scrap award!