Saturday, April 01, 2006

Wandering Around South Edmonton ... My Neighbourhood

Unlike last week, where it was snowing and raining, this weekend was bright and sunny, making it possible for me to start snapping photos of where I live in South Edmonton. Below, a pic by pic description: Pic 1 denotes the picture at the top, Pic 2 denotes the picture below Pic 1 and so on...

Pic 1: This picture is of the cul-de-sac where my house is located, officially denoted as 105A Street. The city almost never plows in this corner of the residental grid, but the storm of 2 weeks ago finally drove them to clean out almost a foot of snow from our street. As a result, the sun from this week has made the pavement bare, as opposed to a bunch of snow still being there!

Pic 2: This is the alleyway behind all the houses on my cul-de-sac. For the first few days before our cul-de-sac was plowed, I parked back here.

Pic 3: This is the elementary school one block north of my house, bearing the name of my neighbourhood, Allendale Park. Once the snow melts and the field dries up, I think I will be re-honing my soccer skills here!

Pic 4 & 5: A couple of houses alongside 106 Street, the closest street that runs north-south from my house. These expensive houses lie beside working class apartments and bungalows, which is one of the great things about South Edmonton.

Pic 6: Princess Alexandria school, a huge school two blocks south of Whyte Ave.

Pic 7: Heading down into the River Valley. That's alot of stairs to walk down (and up!)

Pic 8: Looking up at condo towers from the base of the River Valley. To a first timer, the amount of these towers are absolutely shocking. They line both sides of the river, all the way into West Edmonton!

Pic 9: The Kinsmen Rec Centre at the base of the River Valley. This is one of the cities most premiere recreation facilities, hosting a Olympic-sized pool, a diving well, and a fieldhouse. Also, there is a pitch and putt area behind the building. The city centre is also visible from this pic...

Pic 10: A sychronized swimming competition going on inside the Kinsmen Rec Centre when I went in to take a look. The future of our sychro swimmers looks bright!

Pic 11: Picture of the High Level Bridge from the Kinsmen Rec Centre parking lot. In the summer during Capital Ex, they turn the bridge into a waterfall. It looks pretty good from pictures I've seen, can't wait to see it in person!

Pic 12: The clearest shot that I could get of the city skyline, from the climb back towards 109 Street.


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