You wouldn't know it today by the temperature - it's 26C, 29C with the humidity - but fall is definitely on its way. I've heard the geese honking overhead lately and seen them congregating on ponds, which is probably a sign that they're getting ready for their big trip back to warmer climates. I also heard the school bell ringing down the street this morning - proof that summer is over, so I'm trying to wrap up the Summertime Photo Scavenger Hunt that Rinda hosted once again this year.
At the beginning of August, Richard and I took the LRT downtown so I could capture some of the photos I needed. I don't use public transportation very often so I am a bit like a little kid when the occasion arises. I totally enjoy the ride and all the people-watching that I can do (which for me is the best part of the whole trip!) Once we'd arrived downtown we had lunch at a nice sandwich place and then set out in search of some of the items on the list.
This was my first time seeing Edmonton's City Hall. I thought the triangular glass roof and enormous clock tower where quite impressive, but what I especially liked was the large wading pool complete with water sprays that sits right in front. I like the idea of people being able to come down here to let their kids cool off and have fun in the water.
#3 City Hall
Winspear Centre, on the other hand, is not at all an impressive building on the outside, but I have been there with Jen and Rob to see a comedy show and the inside is very nice.
#2 Theatre for Performing Arts
And finally, sitting directly across from City Hall is this sculpture (statue?) which I thought makes for an original bench. It is called "Lunchbreak" and was created by J. Seward Johnson Jr.
#10 A Bench that is Outside
And that was how we spent a few hours downtown one Saturday afternoon before getting back on the LRT for some more people-watching and heading back home.