Edmonton is one of the largest northern urban centers in the world. Located in Canada, Edmonton is the capital city of Alberta. The city has a strong history as a trade center, and it served as the last major stop for the Klondikers during the Gold Rush. This is why we Edmontonions call our city "The Gateway to the North"

Please enjoy my perspective of one of of the fastest growing urban areas this side of China.

Please follow Edmonton Daily Photo on face book as well. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Edmonton-Daily-Photo/213510022030669

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Sky Drops

I heart the way the early morning sky is reflected in the water...... Maybe I'm not as rusty as I thought. Little do you know it took me 40 some shots to get 3 useful ones! HA

Edmonton is a unique environment. Just on the edge of where parkland meets the northern forests. The north east corner of the city is the best place in Alberta to grow vegetables and the city is extremely green in the summer. I will steal from wiki;

-Edmonton's river valley constitutes the longest stretch of connected urban parkland in North America, and Edmonton has the highest per capita area of parkland of any Canadian city; the river valley is 22 times larger than New York City's Central Park.

-This main "Ribbon of Green" is supplemented by numerous neighbourhood parks located throughout the city, to give a total of 111 km2 (27,400 acres) of parkland.

-Edmonton's streets and parklands are also home to one of the largest remaining concentrations of healthy american elm trees in the world.

No comments:

Ratings by outbrain