Professionally painted electrical and traffic signal boxes have been popping up in Calgary over the past couple of years as part of a plan to deter undesirable graffiti. I’m afraid I don’t know the name of the artist who created this one in the city’s northwest quadrant, but it’s a bright splash of colour on the corner of a busy intersection. Photographed in October 2013.
The ruins of the lime kilns at the former site of Lime City, near Hillcrest in the Crowsnest Pass – photographed 29 September 2013. The Winnipeg Fuel and Supply Company built two kilns in 1912; the third was added a few years later. The lime was extracted from the thousands of tons of limestone rock that fell from Turtle Mountain onto the town of Frank in April of 1903, and was used in the building trade. By 1918, however, the boom in the towns of the Pass was over and the kilns were abandoned.