Downtown Edmonton With The North Saskatchewan River Valley in the Foreground, West Edmonton, Sep 17/09

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Comments (2)

ƤōƝƓ on September 18, 2009

A very sharp contrast between nature and the city in the backdrop, David.

I like it. Golden ☆ + Best Of


David Cure-Hryciuk on September 18, 2009

Thank you very much, Worapong! I enjoy the contrast between nature and the city here as well! Edmonton, Alberta, Canada is the only city I know of where you have the contrast of tall near 40 story skyscrapers in the background and a massive stretch of forested valleys in the foreground. An interesting and ironic thing about Edmonton is that it's an oil town, over 1 million in population, but there is a parks system which stretches for 40 km (25 mi)in length and is up to 3 km (2 mi) wide and up to 60m (200 ft) deep with many side valleys and ravines. This makes it the city with the most urban parkland in North America. We also have West Edmonton Mall, North America's largest mall (formerly world's largest)with the world's largest indoor amusement park and waterpark. It's the parks, however, that I think are most attractive about Edmonton, Canada.

Kind regards,


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Photo taken in River Valley Capitol Hill, Edmonton, AB, Canada

Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 17, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by David Cure-Hryciuk
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A430
    • Taken on 2009/09/17 16:26:38
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 21.60mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.800
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash