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Calgary Tower

You’ll have to excuse me that you get to see Calgary mainly through reflections, but the city has just got too many reflection photo opportunities, which were even better thanks to the clear sunlight during our visit.

This is the Calgary Tower, a 190-metres tall observation tower in the heart of downtown Calgary. It was opened in 1968 and was the tallest structure in the city at the time. It was originally called the Husky Tower, as Husky Oil together with another company had proposed the building of the tower to celebrate the Canadian Centennial in 1967. The tower was renamed in 1971. Unfortunately, we were unable to visit the tower. It had been closed since July 12 due to a serious lift failure, which left eight people trapped in the broken-down lift. It didn’t reopen until November 2019.

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Exif Data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/200 sec
F-Stop: f/4.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 3338/100 mm
Date Taken: 2019-08-03 18:56
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 1448 kb

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