Thursday, November 03, 2011

nice day to pass under

The Gods of Underpass Opening were smiling upon us that day.

With the pumpkins only slightly frosted
under a clear November sky, it was the perfect afternoon to make the trek downtown to witness the cutting of the ribbon to the city's newest roadway.

The 4th Street underpass, already receiving accolades for shaving time and frustration from commutes, will be instrumental in linking the city's East Village - a previously isolated and ignored area- to the rest of downtown.

With the rebirth of East Village as Calgary newest, oldest, coolest, warmest neighbourhood, the 4th Street underpass makes for a stunning entrance.

It's going to be a great place to hang out this summer. You
should come join me.





8 comments:

kelly said...

hanging out in an underpass?....hmmm I think I'll pass the underpass

Barbara Bruederlin said...

This ain't your grandpa's underpass, Kelly! This one is gorgeous.

Allison said...

I'm all for taking time off of a commute! Looks quite lovely.

mister anchovy said...

I usually get lost at least once every time I go to Calgary. That said, any city that has a world class trout river flowing right through it is an excellent city in my books.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It's also very pedestrian-friendly, Al. Light, airy, arty...

It's easy to get lost in the maze of one-way streets, Mr Anchovy, but the trout don't mind.

John Mutford said...

Jane Jacobs would be proud.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

She certainly would be, John. It's made the whole area so much more walkable.

Anonymous said...

Hummm. .. nice railing!? It looks great, however every time I have a commercial or residential client requesting a railing to be fabricated like this the city bylaw officer and alberta building codes do not allow it?!?!? WTF!