I took a stroll around St. Patrick’s Island recently on a perfect September Day. Here’s what I saw.
The Simmons Building and two new condo developments in East Village, as viewed from the Tip of St. Patrick’s Island.
Under the St. Patrick’s Island bridge. Its design, inspired by a skipping stone.
Michel de Broin’s huge sculpture, Bloom.
The beach, for dipping your toes.
The shallow beach with a few Calgarians enjoying a sunny Friday afternoon in September.
The beach, again.
The Rise, for watching movies in the summer and tobogganing in the winter.
The big steps up to the top of the Rise.
The view from the top of the rise. Out of frame: the marshmallow fire pit.
In the distance, the great big bench, which is surprisingly comfy.
The aforementioned great big bench.
An industrial path turns into a bridge through a forested area of St. Patrick’s Island.
A lookout point on the island.
The view across the Bow River from St. Patrick’s Island.
The view towards Victoria Park in downtown Calgary from St. Patrick’s Island.
Back on the mainland, the Simmons Building in East Village.
A window guy doing window guy things to the Evolution tower.
FIRST and Evolution in the afternoon sun.
The Langevin Bridge overtop of the RiverWalk.