Figure/Ground

Western Canada

CONTENTS

The Rockies [ 14 photos ]
The Prairies [ 15 photos ]
Vancouver [ 17 photos ]
Calgary [ 8 photos ]

ARCHITECTURE

St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church
   - Douglas Cardinal [ 10 photos ]

For a life-long city-dweller like me, there's something very thrilling about driving around aimlessly in the seemingly boundless open-space of the Prairies. There was nothing—just flatness—as far as the eyes could see in all directions. The fluffy clouds looked like they were painted on the sky.

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I've also included a church I visited on the Prairies. It's not a particularly important work nor is it that exceptional, but it's by a Canadian architect so I've decided to give my fellow compatriot some love and showcase it here. (Okay, I realize I just made it sound pretty bad, but it's not meant that way. It's just that it doesn't really compare with most of the other works I have on this site.)

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