Downtown Calgary – Sculptures and Skyscrapers

Last week, J and I drove to Memory Express in Northeast Calgary to pick up a monitor for one of his co-workers. We drove through downtown and caught a glimpse of a giant, wire-mesh head. Wow! So I googled “giant head sculpture calgary” when I got home and there it was: a 12 metre high girl’s head entitled Wonderland by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa. The sculpture was completed in 2013 and is at the base of The Bow, the tallest skyscraper in Calgary and Western Canada. Today, my building shut off the water between 11 am and 2 pm, so I thought I’d walk up to Sunnyside (a neighborhood just north of downtown Calgary) for lunch. I meandered through downtown and then through Prince’s Island Park on my way there.

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