The hubby and I were just saying, it’s been almost a year since we moved from our country home to the big city. Although we’re still looking for a house, we continue to enjoy living downtown. With the convenience of a five-minute walk to work, I might never get Mr B to move. Especially since every night, we walk past the throngs of traffic, sitting in their cars while they try to navigate their way home. The high stress level of the crazy drive home is not something we’re missing at all.
One of the best things about living downtown is our proximity to the beautiful Edmonton river valley. The trails are always vibrant with activities. There’s the runners, cyclers, gorilla’s and people walking with their dogs. We just love it.
Downtown is also home to our Alberta Legislature. It’s an impressive site. There are perfectly manicured gardens planted with fall colors (the snap dragons are stunning) and of course the Legislature building itself.
I was completed in 1912 and cost $2 Million to build at the time. The 100th year celebration was on September 2, 2012. A time capsule from 1912 was opened during the celebration. The capsule contained a Bible, coins, a scroll and photographs. Unfortunately, it did not survive well and the items were in poor condition (moisture?). Hopefully they’ll have better luck in 3012….can you even imagine that date?
For me, fall has been a time of reflection and what better place to do it than the legislature grounds. The reflection pool and fountain are both calming and beautiful.
So there’s been anniversaries of all types to celebrate as fall arrives in Edmonton. Just look at all these golden leaves. It does seem summer is definitely over, I guess it’s Official.
What’s your favorite time of year?
Note: The first day of fall was officially September 22, Dad’s Birthday