Inglewood Bridge

A year ago I was fascinated by the confluence of the CPR main line with the Sculpture Garden and the ironworks of the Inglewood bridge and did this sketch.

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The rusted rivets and beams of the bridge evoke in me the  pre world war one era of optimistic industrialization and progress.

It is slated for demolition and replacement so I look forward to sketching and recording a piece of Calgary’s history.

Our recent sketchwalks visited other structures of that prosperous era.

The First Baptist Church in the Beltline is a 1912 Gothic revival with a rich mix of brick, sandstone and timber.93E466AB-9168-44BA-B6CC-F66033A5272E

The Colonel James Walker house was built in 1910.2B5750F7-17F8-481D-8596-FF8F69B69E00

Built in 1912/1913 St. Matthew’s Lutheran church has its own unique details of brick and stone. There is history of the structure on this link: https://www.bigdoer.com/20711/then-and-now/calgary-then-and-now-st-matthew-lutheran-church/987EDA68-1876-4EE1-B174-22B2FAF24271

Looking forward to our SketchWalk at the Inglewood Bridge.

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